Hitchcock Conversations: “Marnie” (1964)

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  1. sara
    sara August 24, 2013 at 5:01 pm .

    What a great and insightful analysis. Marnie is actually one of my favorite hitchcock movies and I also thought that in between her heists she is shedding identities – the scenes with forio in between jobs was her reverting to her true “marnie” self and when mark tracks her down she is non-plussed and reacts in a more addled way vs her usual collected way. What did you think of the ending, when she is leaving with Mark? I actually thought you could see she loved him as she is turning to him after all the revelations -however i found the dialogue a bit off…

  2. sadie
    sadie December 14, 2014 at 4:01 am .

    Before I read on, did anyone else notice this from the beginning of the Blog entry?

    “Synopsis: A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend’s much-younger wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her”.

    That was pretty much a synopsis of “Vertigo”, yeah?

    I am watching “Marnie” for the 3rd or 4th time, probably out of boredom or convinced I can find some redeeming quality in it, and came looking for why in the world Mark’s dead first wife’s sister still lives at the Rutland home, even after he is re-married. I know she’s there to help sniff out what the what is, but really??

    When people who know very little about film or Princess Grace of Monaco whine about how terribly sad it was that she wasn’t “allowed” to do this film, I always explain that she dodged a bullet. I cannot imagine Grace in this role! The casting is one of the better things in the film, definitely not one of Mr Hitchcock’s better films, despite what TCM host Ben Mank… (I am not even going to try to spell his name right, it will be a mess) who talked about the film this time says… which was something about Very Important People who said that “If you don’t like ‘Marnie’, you don’t like Hitchcock films”. <— good for a giggle at least? 🙂

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