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The Girl (2012)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  20 October 2012 (USA)
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The turbulent relationship between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren.

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When Grace Kelly retires from films to marry Prince Rainier Alfred Hitchcock looks for a similar blonde and finds her in TV model,the little known Tippi Hedren,who will star in his film adaptation of horror story 'The Birds'. Hitchcock is obsessed with Tippi sexually and,when she rebuffs his advances,sadistically puts her through five days of filming where she is attacked and injured by real birds. Hitchcock's wife Alma and his assistant Peggy are appalled but can do nothing. Tippi is resolved that she will not give in to Hitchcock despite the situation giving her nightmares. Hitchcock and Tippi make a second film,'Marnie'. Having admitted that Alma is the only woman he has ever had sex with and that he now finds her cold Hitchcock continues to pursue Tippi, bombarding her with phone calls declaring his love for her yet reminding her that he alone made her famous and she owes him. At this stage Tippi demands that her contract be terminated and an end title states that they never ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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He made her his star. And his darkest obsession.

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The widow of James H. Brown, Hitchcock's assistant on both "The Birds" and "Marnie", has insisted that the depiction of her husband in this film is inaccurate and that the information her husband gave to the scriptwriter, Gwyneth Hughes, in an interview before he died in 2011, was either ignored or distorted. His remarks to Hughes on the subject of Alfred Hitchcock had been, in reality, entirely admiring and complimentary. Mrs. Brown has attacked "The Girl" savagely as an insult to a great artist. See more »

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During the phone booth yellow-screen scenes, the yellow background screen appears/disappears repeatedly, especially during the shattered glass sequences. See more »

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[Hitchcock recites a limerick to Tippi Hedren]
Alfred Hitchcock: There was a young lady of Trent / Who said she knew what it meant / When he asked her to dine / Private room, lots of wine / She knew, oh she knew - but she went!
[Tippi raises her wineglass as a toast]
Tippi Hedren: Heartbreak guaranteed.
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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I've Told Ev'ry Little Star
Written by Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern
Performed by Linda Scott
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Pretty Useless Look at Hitch and "The Girl"
7 December 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Girl (2012)

** (out of 4)

HBO movie about the working relationship between Alfred Hitchcock (Toby Jones) and Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller) while making THE BIRDS and MARNIE. The film focuses in on Hitchcock's mental and sexual abuse of the actress who blames the director for her career never taking off. THE GIRL has hit with all sorts of controversy with people attacking it for trying to ruin Hitchcock's legacy and others attacking Hedren for coming up with this stories after years of talking about how great the director was. I guess we'll never really know what happened between the two but it's pretty clear by watching this movie that it didn't make for any entertainment. THE GIRL could have made for an interesting psychological thriller but what we get is pretty much a gossip film that has nothing going for it. It seems like the only thing this film tried to do was show Hitchcock as an ugly man both physically and in the way that he treated women. Watching this film you learn absolutely nothing about Hitchcock or this so-called obsession with Hendren. Did Hitch do this to other actresses? Why was Hitch so obsessed with Hedren? These are two important things that are never mentioned here and the only thing we are told is that this happened. THE GIRL is so short on any sort of information that the entire thing just comes across as an attempt to show a legend as a pervert. Again, if this really happened then I have no problem with a movie being made about it. The problem is that director Julian Jarrold has delivered a lifeless, boring mess that just doesn't add up to anything. Both Jones and Miller do what they can with decent performances but neither can overcome the screenplay. The best thing going in the film is the make-up job done to Jones. THE GIRL might lure people in wanting to see what all the controversy is about but I can't see too many sticking around to the end.


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