I’m teaching cinematography through Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo this week (through Tuesday), and I’ve been trying to track down a few film stills to support some in-class activities. The main difficulty is actually finding stills that are in the proper aspect ratio. Most of the stills online appear to be publicity stills (not film stills) or cropped. So far, I’ve found this book review with a couple of good stills. Any suggestions (in the comments or by email) would be much appreciated.
Update: Here are a few other Vertigo sites I found after my original post: A site called “Vertigo Described,” which includes an extende essay on the film as well as a few film stills (too cluttered for my purpose), and a very interesting news article on a “Vertigo Tour of San Francisco” that directs tourists to all of the locations Hitch used in the film. Finally, a site called NorCal Movies, which is dedicated to documenting films made in Northern California (this site has plenty of great film stills, but having a better method for finding stills would probably be a good thing).
Cross-posted at Palimpsest.