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Definition of Vertigo

Vertigo

  1. Dizziness or swimming of the head; an affection of the head in which objects, though stationary, appear to move in various directions, and the person affected finds it difficult to maintain an erect posture; giddiness.
  2. Any one of numerous species of small land snails belonging to the genus Vertigo, having an elongated or conical spiral shell and usually teeth in the aperture.

Vertigo Quotations

Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall.
Salman Rushdie

I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.
Samuel Beckett

I tried so hard with movies like Vertigo and Middle of the Night and others. I felt those would show me that it's only a matter of time before I'd find the right one to reach out and touch people.
Kim Novak

I think Hitchcock had a thing about hills: think of the house on the hill in 'Psycho.' Then, in 'Vertigo,' Scottie is forever traversing the city, going downhill all the time as he goes deeper and deeper into himself. It's as if Hitchcock is using San Francisco as a psychological map.
Allen Coulter

Polanski's 'Chinatown' is a film that I have purposefully and consciously imitated, but 'Vertigo' is one that has got into my bloodstream. Every time I reappraise things that I've done, the influence is there, time and time again.
Allen Coulter
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Vertigo Translations

vertigo in Dutch is duizeling, duizeligheid
vertigo in German is Schwindel
vertigo in Swedish is svindelanfall

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