Vertigo

  • 8-year-old girl punished for not wearing sweater with school logo; faints, fractures hand January 28, 2014

    An eight-year-old school girl forced to stand in the chilling cold during Republic Day celebrations for not wearing a sweater with the school logo suffered vertigo fell down from stairs and fractured her hands. Identified as Tanisha Kabra, the girl is a sixth standard student of the SKS International School. "When I...
  • Oscars often miss Hollywood's greatest films, actors February 23, 2013

    People may think that in the director category, Ben Affleck got robbed by the Academy this year, but consider this: Alfred Hitchcock never won a competitive Oscar. Actor Peter O'Toole was nominated eight times but never took home the award. If that doesn't prove the Academy doesn't vote with posterity...
  • Hitchcock: Working in film not easy, says Scarlett November 8, 2012

    Los Angeles: Scarlett Johansson, who stars in a biopic of Alfred Hitchcock, found recreating the shower scene from 'Psycho' the most difficult. The 27-year-old star plays Janet Leigh, the star of 'Psycho' in 'Hitchcock', being directed by Sacha Gervasi. "We only had the luxury to shoot the scene for a day,...
  • Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' tops the greatest movies poll August 2, 2012

    New York: Alfred Hitchcock has finally usurped Orson Welles. Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' took the top spot in the 10 greatest-movies-ever list compiled by Sight and Sound, ending the 50-year-long run for Welles' 'Citizen Kane'. The magazine, published by the British Film Institute, surveys international film critics every decade. 'Citizen Kane' slid to...
  • Now, a pill to overcome fear of heights March 29, 2011

    London: Giving people a tablet of the stress hormone cortisol can help reduce their fear of heights. The hormone, which is part of the body's "fight or flight" reaction to danger, appears to open the brain up to being reprogrammed and to permanently remove anxieties. Tests on 40 patients with acrophobia -...
  • Quest for alternative fuel on, pond scum next April 14, 2008

    Texas:Oil prices are hitting the roof and almost everyone is feeling the pinch. But Miles O'Brien says there could be an alternative soon. ...