Essential Cinema


The Academy partnered with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on a special “Vertigo” section that was part of the Essential Cinema exhibition, TIFF’s inaugural show at its new home, TIFF Bell Lightbox. The exhibition was inspired by the Essential 100, TIFF’s list of the most influential films of all time based on TIFF expert and audience votes. The “Vertigo” section, with materials pulled from the Academy’s own Margaret Herrick Library, explored the creative process behind the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock thriller with items ranging from costume designs to Saul Bass’s iconic title sequence.

Additional collection items relating to other films on the Essential 100 list were also lent by the Academy.

Toronto International Film Festival

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Essential Cinema
Margaret Herrick Library

Exhibition Information

September 12 through October 11, 2010
TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 1J5, Canada

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