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Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo,’ starring James Stewart, returns to LI theaters

Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 thriller "Vertigo" stars James Stewart

Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 thriller "Vertigo" stars James Stewart and Kim Novak. Credit: Universal Studios

Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” reached new heights in 2012 when Sight and Sound Magazine selected it as the greatest film of all time.

Now you can find out for yourself when the director’s 1958 masterpiece, starring James Stewart as a detective with a fear of heights who becomes obsessed with the woman (Kim Novak) he’s been hired to investigate, returns to local theaters for a 60th anniversary screening Sunday and Wednesday courtesy of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies.

Introducing the movie — which can be seen at Westbury 12, Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas, Stony Brook 17, Hampton Bays 5 and Island 16 Cinema de Lux in Holtsville — will be film noir expert and TCM host Eddie Muller, who’ll share his insights. Among those: Hitch originally chose Vera Miles, whom he had under contract, as his leading lady, but numerous production delays and her pregnancy led to her leaving the project. Hitchcock also was concerned that Miles lacked the star quality to draw an audience.

And fans of “Mad Men” may also notice how the opening credits of “Vertigo” served as an inspiration for those of the Emmy-winning AMC drama.

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