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The Girl (2012)

The turbulent relationship between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren.

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Biography | Drama

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Trivia

Timothy Spall and January Jones were originally going to play the leads. See more »

Goofs

Alfred Hitchcock is shown directing a scene for "The Birds" on location wearing a bowler hat whilst seated in his director's chair. Hitchcock was photographed wearing a bowler (for publicity purposes) whilst making "Frenzy" in autumnal London nearly a decade later, and wears one in his brief personal cameo in that film. In reality, however, he never wore headgear (and wearing a hat on a windy day whilst near the sea would surely have been foolish). See more »

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Alfred Hitchcock: There was a young man from Nantucket / Who had such a large cock he could suck it. / He looked in the glass / And saw his own arse / And broke his neck trying to fuck it.
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Connections

Featured in 70th Golden Globe Awards (2013) See more »

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Tristan And Isolde: Act I Prelude
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by Daniel Barenboim (as Daniel Baranboim)
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Fascinating insights but not flattering to Hitchcock
20 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This TV movie looks at Alfred Hitchcock's obsession with Tippi Hedren during the making of the Birds.

This is quite fascinating compared to the film "Hitchcock" starring Anthony Hopkins. It shows Hitchcock's obsession with his leading ladies in a more predatory abusive nature than the Hopkins movie. Wonder which is closer to the truth? Sienna Miller doesn't look much like Tippi - she has a harder look but she does a good job. Toby looks more like Hitch than Anthony Hopkins.

Watch "The Birds" first and then watch this. The peek a the behind the scenes creative process is fascinating for Hitchcock fans.


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