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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

In the Comments section on each page, feel free to share your own thoughts and feelings about the films discussed here.

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Marnie

Marnie makes for an interesting psychological study of a frigid woman who makes a habit of assuming false identities in order to gain employment at various companies, from which she then steals substantial sums of money. The script never gives in, keeping the title character—embodied fully and uncompromisingly by Tippi Hedren—a frustrating enigma deep into the film. Sean Connery is fine in his role as both love interest and rescuer. While not Alfred Hitchcock’s finest work, the direction is still measured and tight.

***⅛ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


1964 • 130 MINUTES
UNIVERSAL PICTURES

STARRING
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TIPPI HEDRENSEAN CONNERY

ALSO STARRING
• 
DIANE BAKERMARTIN GABEL

WRITTEN BY
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JAY PRESSON ALLEN (SCREENPLAY)
• 
WINSTON GRAHAM (FROM THE NOVEL BY)

DIRECTED BY
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ALFRED HITCHCOCK

NO 1964 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

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