Thompson on Hollywood

How Alfred Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' Was Almost Named 'Without a Trace'

When Alfred Hitchcock began work on a film adaptation of the French novel, "D'entre les Morts" in the late 1950s, Paramount did not like his selected title: "Vertigo." Studio executives sent the director a list of strongly suggested alternatives that includes a bevy of melodramatic choices:
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • February 1, 2012 10:39 AM
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