Learn What Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ and Kubrick’s ‘Dr. Strangelove’ Were Almost Called

Posted April 17, 2013 by Rick in Movie News


It has been said that every work of art is started as an idea, sometimes even scribbled on a piece of loose leaf. Kubrick’s has a page in his notebook that includes a draft of a list of potential titles for his upcoming Peter Sellers- starring movie. Kubrick was without a doubt a obsessive director so there is sure to be more of those drafts. Open culture shared a few rejected titles for Hitchcock’s Vertigo. This thriller stars James Stewart and Kim Novak. In the 1958 psychological film they bore the names Deceit, Deceitful and Deception. The rejected titles were pitched by Paramount Pictures executive Sam Frey. When Frey proposed them Hitchcock rejected them. Take a look at the pic of the notebook with the names.