DIRECTOR: BRIAN DE PALMA
CAST: CLIFF ROBERTSON, GENEVIEVE BUJOLD, JOHN LITHGOW
SCREENPLAY - PAUL SCHRADER
CINEMATOGRAPHY - VILMOS ZSIGMOND
De Palma’s glossiest film up to this point is a very twisted twist on Hitchcock’s Vertigo, starring Cliff Robertson as a wealthy New Orleans businessman mourning the violent loss of his beloved wife (Dead Ringers’ Genevieve Bujold) and finding her exact double many years later while visiting Florence. With lusciously gauzy cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond and a haunting score by Hitchcock’s composer of choice, Bernard Herrmann, Obsession is an over-the-top hat tip to the master, based on an original script by Paul Schrader.