Alfred Hitchcock's film Vertigo has overtaken Citizen Kane to be voted the 'greatest movie of all time' by Sight and Sound magazine in its once in a decade critics' poll. Sight and Sound is the industry magazine published by the British Film Industry (BFI). Orson Welles' Citizen Kane had held the top spot for half a century, since 1962, and had seemed impregnable. Changing tastes and a younger cohort of voters, including critics, film makers and academics has come to a different conclusion.
Vertigo stars James Stewart and Kim Novak and was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It tells the story of a retired detective hired to investigate the unusual behaviour of a friend's wife and the gripping climactic outcome.
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