I don't think I ever told you how much I enjoyed your analysis of Vertigo when I first read it a few years ago - fine work. The film has the type of depth and complexity that brings out something new in each viewing. Hitch really knew how to screw around with our heads. Having said that, I agree with David Thompson that it probably will no longer be #1 on the Sight and Sound poll for 2022. Citizen Kane held that title for many years, which has always baffled me. Brilliantly conceived, but I find it cold and off putting. It's not a title that one wants to come back to time after time, because I don't believe there is much there to chew on.
Side note. My step father owned a limousine business in SF and for a number of years he would go to SF International to pick up Hitch and Alma and drive them to their country house down in Scott's Valley in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He said the two of them rarely spoke to him, or even to one another, but Hitch was always polite and tipped well.