127 minutes - 1964
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho, Vertigo)
Starring Tippi Hedren (The Birds) and Sean Connery (The Man Who Would be King)
Disclaimer: I am a HUGE fan of Alfred Hitchcock.
I should also admit that my first viewing of Marnie left me a little puzzled. What was Hitchcock doing? Was he out of step with the times, or were phoney looking backdrops and goofy tracking shots meant to look fake? Yes, I think they were. It's a kind of feature-length dream sequence. Over time, Marnie has become one of my favorite Hitchcock films precisely because it's so weird.
A brilliant opening sequence, one of Hitchcock's best scenes of suspense (involving a cleaning woman and a mop), and a hypnotic film score by Bernard Herrman (his last for Hitchcock) comprise just a few of my favorite parts of this film.
From the Rave flier: Hitchcock creates a masterful psychological thriller about a compulsive liar and thief (Hedren), who winds up marrying the man (Connery) she attempts to rob. When a terrible accident pushes her over the edge, her husband struggles to help her face her demons as the plot races to an inescapable conclusion.
Tickets are only $3.00! That includes a small soda and popcorn (therapy not included).
1:00 pm - Monday, July 18, 2011
Rave Motion Pictures
3601 East 53rd Street