Alfred Hitchcock

Marnie 13 January 07

Section: hitchcock

Categories: Film / dvd-mine

This is such a visually and psychologically rich film. Yes, a few things are dated, visually, the effects with flashing red, and psychologically, some terminology. Yet the emotional insight is impressive in terms of the effects of Marnie’s childhood traumas on her adult life. Her mother’s incompetent behavior is convincingly laid out. The images are so powerful and resonant, for me.

Hitchcock is drawing on some sort of personal experience here in terms of Marnie’s phobias and trauma.


  • Title: Marnie
  • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Writing credits: Winston Graham, Jay Presson Allen
  • Starring: Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker, Martin Gabel, Louise Latham, Bob Sweeney, Milton Selzer, Mariette Hartley, Alan Napier, Bruce Dern, Henry Beckman, S.John Launer, Edith Evanson, Meg Wylie
  • Cinematography: Robert Burks
  • Year: 1964
  • Further details: Edith Head designed Hedren's and Baker's costumes