The studio was worried that this movie was going to bomb and it actually didn't do so well at the box office. To film geeks, however, this is one of the greatest movies ever made. Metaphors run wild and trippy Bass elements run through this psychological thriller's title sequence. Then the vertigo spirals kick in, preparing the now tense audience for the two crazed femme fatales that appear next. After Vertigo, Hitchcock hired Bass as his permanent visual consultant.