Coming up on Saturday at the Described movies: Vertigo and High Society.

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From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 6pm Saturday in NZ, 4pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described Movies Vertigo from 1958 and High Society from 1956.
Vertigo is a 1958 American film noir psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock.
The story was based on the 1954 novel D'entre les morts (From Among the Dead) by Boileau-Narcejac.
The screenplay was written by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor.
The film stars James Stewart as former police detective John "Scottie" Ferguson.
Scottie is forced into early retirement because an incident in the line of duty has caused him to develop acrophobia (an extreme fear of heights) and vertigo (a false sense of rotational movement).
Scottie is hired by an acquaintance, Gavin Elster, as a private investigator to follow Gavin's wife Madeleine ( Kim Novak), who is behaving strangely.
The film was shot on location in San Francisco, California, and at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.
It is the first film to use the dolly zoom, an in-camera effect that distorts perspective to create disorientation, to convey Scottie's acrophobia.
As a result of its use in this film, the effect is often referred to as "the Vertigo effect".
Vertigo received mixed reviews upon initial release, but is now often cited as a classic Hitchcock film and one of the defining works of his career.
Attracting significant scholarly criticism, it replaced Citizen Kane (1941) as the greatest film ever made in the 2012 British Film Institute's Sight & Sound critics' poll.
It has appeared repeatedly in polls of the best films by the American Film Institute, including a 2007 ranking as the ninth-greatest American movie of all time.
In 1996, the film underwent a major restoration to create a new 70 mm print and DTS soundtrack.
In 1989, Vertigo was one of the first 25 films selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock.
Produced by: Alfred Hitchcock.
Screenplay by: Alec Coppel and Samuel Taylor.
Based on: D'entre les morts: by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac.
Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore and Henry Jones.
Music by: Bernard Herrmann.
Cinematography: Robert Burks.
Edited by: George Tomasini.
Production company: Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures.
Release date: 9 May , 1958.
Track Length: 124 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $2.5 million.
Box office: $7.3 million.
High Society is a 1956 American romantic musical comedy film directed by Charles Walters and starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra.
The film was produced by Sol C. Siegel for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and shot in VistaVision and Technicolor, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter.
The film is a musical remake of the 1940 film The Philadelphia Story starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart, which was based on the 1939 play The Philadelphia Story By Philip Barry, (which had starred Hepburn on Broadway).
High Society's screenplay was written by John Patrick and involves a successful popular jazz musician (Crosby) who tries to win back the affections of his ex-wife (Kelly), who is preparing to marry another man.
The cast also features Celeste Holm, John Lund and Louis Calhern, in his final film, with a musical contribution by Louis Armstrong.
The film was Kelly's last professional appearance before she married Prince Rainier III and became Princess consort of Monaco.
Directed by: Charles Walters.
Produced by: Sol C. Siegel.
Screenplay by: John Patrick.
Based on: The Philadelphia Story: by Philip Barry.
Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra.
Music by: Cole Porter.
Cinematography: Paul Vogel.
Edited by: Ralph E. Winters.
Production companies: Sol C. Siegel Productions and Bing Crosby Productions.
Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Release date: 17 July , 1956.
Track length: 111 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $2.7 million.
Box office: $8.2 million.
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