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Marnie

Classics movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock

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OUTSTANDING Hitchcock THRILLER

  • Dec 28, 2001
Rating:
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MARNIE remains to many an iconic and visually-ravishing story of huge appeal and power. Originally intended as the film that would lure Grace Kelly out of her self-imposed retirement in Monaco, when the deal fell through Hitch left the project for several years until during the filming of THE BIRDS, he cast his star Tippi Hedren as MARNIE.

Marnie Edgar (Hedren) is a mentally-troubled young woman who is wanted for theft in several states. When she goes to work for Mark Rutland (Sean Connery), then attempts to rob him; Mark impulsively marries the troubled beauty and attempts to discover the reasons for her compulsive behaviour. When a terrible accident finally pushes Marnie to the edge of her sanity, Mark forces her to confront her terrors and her past in a shattering, inescapable conclusion.

Featuring Diane Baker and Louise Latham in outstanding supporting roles, MARNIE is one of Hitchcock's best films, and certainly his most under-rated.

The DVD includes the documentary "The Trouble With Marnie" which contains interviews with Tippi Hedren, Diane Baker and Louise Latham; the original trailer, a scored picture gallery, and production notes.

I do belive in the statement that if you don't love MARNIE you don't really love Hitchcock.

Buy it today!

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You could call this oneHoot Along with Hitch.With the possible exceptions ofTopazandFamily Plot, this is Hitchcock's cheesiest movie, visually and psychologically crass in comparison with a peak achievement likeVertigo--although it shares some of that film's characteristic obsessive themes. Sean Connery, fresh from the second Bond picture,From Russia with Love, is a Philadelphia playboy who begins to fall for Tippi Hedren's blonde ice goddess only when he realizes that she's a professional thief; she's come to work in his upper-crust insurance office in order to embezzle mass quantities. His patient program of investigation and surveillance has a creepy, voyeuristic quality that's pure Hitchcock, but all's lost when it emerges that the root of Marnie's problem is phobic sexual frigidity, induced by a childhood trauma. Luckily, Sean is up to the challenge. As it were. Not even D.H. Lawrence believed as fervently as Hitchcock in the curative properties of sexual release.--David Chute
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Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Genre: Classics, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Release Date: July 22, 1964
DVD Release Date: May 30, 2000
Runtime: 130 minutes
Studio: Universal Studios
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