Monday, October 31, 2016

Marnie 1964

     Mark Rutland gives a nod indicating she should be hired when Marnie is interviewing for a job at a publishing firm.  He has seen Marnie before when she worked at another company.  He knows she stole money and left that job.  Mark stops her when she steals from the publishing firm.  He forces her marry him instead of running away like she always does.  Mark has a private detective look into her past and report back.  He believes something that happened to her as a child has caused her to steal.  She is terrified of thunderstorms and the color red. 
     Marnie needs a lot of psychological help but she won’t go to a doctor.  I wasn’t sure that Mark’s loving her and working her would be enough to help her?  She seems so cool, collected and sure of herself but inside she’s very troubled.  4* (I really liked this movie)

130 min, Drama directed by Alfred Hitchcock with Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Martin Gabel, Louise Latham, Diane Baker, Alan Napier, Bob Sweeney, Mariette Harley, Bruce Dern, S. John Launer, Meg Wyllie.

Note:  Imdb 7.2 out of 10, 82% critic 73% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.3* out of 5* with 380 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in San Jose, Universal City, California, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey and Maryland.  I saw while watching the film The Girl, TV movie of 2012, that the last scene in this movie was the first scene filmed.  It is at a train station in San Jose, California.  According to The Girl, Hitchcock was obsessed with Hedren and he called her every night at home.  He filmed the scene with the birds attacking her in the house over and over until her doctor recommended she take time off from the film.

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