Hedren, Tippi

SKU: 025192182280

UPC 025192182280
Release Date 2014-05-06
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 131
Format (unknown)
Synopsis In terms of psychological power and innovative visual techniques, MARNIE ranks alongside VERTIGO and PSYCHO as one of Alfred Hitchcock's most exceptional films, though it is less well known than these classics. This thriller, based on a best-selling novel by Wilson Graham, revolves around a pathological liar and compulsive thief (Tippi Hedren) who is befriended by her latest victim, Mark Rutland (Sean Connery). The core of the story concerns a wealthy man who marries a beautiful woman who steals from his business. Despite his sincere love, dashing looks, and wealth, some deep-seated neurosis makes her emotionally inaccessible, causing him to search her past for an explanation. This is Connery's American film debut, and he portrays his character's fascination with Marnie with a conviction that allows the psychological turmoil of the young woman to emerge. Hedren's performance as the deeply conflicted and emotionally scarred woman walks the fine line favored by Hitchcock, balanced between an icy sexuality and emotional fragility. The director wants to show the audience Marnie's world and fears, so he uses a range of innovative visual techniques--including awkward rear projections, flashes of color, and a menacing atmosphere of storms--to convey her troubled state of mind. MARNIE is one of Hitchcock's most underrated and underappreciated films.Hitchcock cameo: Five minutes into the film, Hitchcock can be seen entering a hotel corridor after Tippi Hedren has passed by. The flash of color used in Marnie is a technique Hitchcock had experimented with as early as his 1935 film, SECRET AGENT. Tippi Hedren's part was originally offered to Grace Kelly, who had retired from acting to become the princess of Monaco. Hedren had been introduced in Alfred Hitchcock's previous film, THE BIRDS.
Cast Robert Boyle (Production Designer)
Alfred Hitchcock (Director)
Bernard Herrmann (Composer)
Milton Selzer (Star)
Jay Presson Allen (Screenwriter)
Bruce Dern (Star)
Louise Latham (Star)
Martin Gabel (Star)
Diane Baker (Star)
Tippi Hedren (Star)
George Tomasini (Editor)
Robert Burks (Director of Photography)
Alfred Hitchcock (Producer)
Sean Connery (Star)
Bob Sweeney (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: The Trouble with Marnie The Marine archives Thearical trailer Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English, French DTS HD Master Audio - English, French Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.35000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Mystery,Romance
Attribute Additional Footage,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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