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1957 Jaguar Mk.VIII

1957 Jaguar Mk.VIII in Vertigo, Movie, 1958 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK — Made for: USA

1957 Jaguar Mk.VIII

Position 00:32:20 [*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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wickey SK

2005-11-22 17:57

4 stars

ben68 BE

2005-11-22 19:53

Jaguar Mk VIII (1957-58) or Mk IX (1958)

sixcyl FR

2006-01-04 00:00

You think it's a nice car?...some more, then

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-- Last edit: 2014-01-06 06:21:56 (modell)

GRBLTZ IE

2012-12-02 22:14

That colour was not used on the MK-VIII but the Mk-VII, was this car painted for the movie or was the movie colourised?

mr_ghia AU

2013-01-20 01:36

grbltz wrote That colour was not used on the MK-VIII but the Mk-VII, was this car painted for the movie or was the movie colourised?

The director of "Vertigo", Alfred Hitchcock, used much green when associating with the female character who drove this car (sometimes green clothes, green lighting etc). The film was shot in Technicolor so Hitchcock probably had this car re-sprayed in a shade of green that photographed well, and was to his liking.

Melbhouse AU

2016-02-08 03:39

Hi to all, just joined after re watching Vertigo.... Also curious about this green but believe it is Metallic Almond Green used on a few British cars during the early 1950s. Think the exact colour was used on the Riley rm models as well as some MGs. For those wanting to compare the colour check some of the Riley car sites... but I believe it is Metaliic Almond Green instead of plain Almond Green.

Ruby_Tuesday EN

2018-08-28 21:56

Later in the film, the characters are driving somewhere, but the car looks different; specifically, the grill appears to have a stylised letter "J" in it, which couldn't be seen earlier. Is this a different model, or was the "J" just not visible earlier?
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-- Last edit: 2018-08-28 21:57:10

johnfromstaffs EN

2018-08-28 23:16

No Jaguar of this era had such a thing as it emerged from the factory, probably just a trick of the light.

SixtiesSwing US

2021-11-08 07:34

johnfromstaffs wrote No Jaguar of this era had such a thing as it emerged from the factory, probably just a trick of the light.

Yes, it looks as if the picture is fading to another scene as there is BARELY and image of a male head / face (Jimmy Stewart?) beginning to take up the frame.

Man, I remember this car in the movie when I saw it back in the mid-1980s, but it would be years later before I truly appreciated it. To my youthful and cynical eyes of the time, it looked ancient compared to other 1950s cars. Now, it is simply stately!

The comments that the green may be a custom respray sounds like something Hitchcock would have done. Part of his brilliance was in the visual narrative of a film, and as mentioned, green was a theme that he used for Kim Novak's character.

Jaguar Mark VIII, Kim Novak, and Jimmy Stewart! What an absolutely stellar cast!!!!!

Ruby_Tuesday EN

2021-11-21 17:02

It's definitely not a trick of the light, nor an element of the scene fade; Jimmy Stewart driving was just fading out, leading to this scene which continues for another few seconds, clearly showing the 'J' moving with the car, not as a trick of the light. If you actually watch the scene in question, you'll see. But it doesn't matter. It was probably just a one-off customisation.
This is easier for me to recognise, as this is my absolute all time favourite film, and I literally re-watch it monthly!

-- Last edit: 2021-11-21 17:16:13

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