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Anyone watching the Hitchcock programme?

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Mrsrudolphduvall Wed 26-Dec-12 21:45:48

What a bastard he was.

The Birds is one of my favourite ilms.

FrillyMilly Wed 26-Dec-12 22:11:40

I'm just watching it. He really was evil wasn't he. I didn't realise she went through all that for the film. I assumed it was done using special effects available at the time.

SoleSource Wed 26-Dec-12 23:27:14

Agree, creepy, abusive bastard.

FrillyMilly Thu 27-Dec-12 20:59:03

According to Wikipedia the bird scene filming lasted 5 days.

tallwivglasses Thu 27-Dec-12 22:12:25

Total bastard. I heard a radio interview with her recently. She took great pride in the fact that although he made sure she never worked in films again, he didn't break her. What an absolute shit he was.

uptheamp Thu 27-Dec-12 22:16:07

just watched this, really fascinating, the actor playing hitchcock was spot on and sienna was great though she normally annoys me

the birds is on tv tonight at 11 so am looking forward to seeing the attic clip again

SoleSource Thu 27-Dec-12 22:59:56

I wonder how he stopped her career? What reasons he gave.

SoleSource Thu 27-Dec-12 23:05:33

11pm ITV3 tonight

tillytinselpants Thu 27-Dec-12 23:11:46

Sole, I remember reading somewhere that he apparently said she wouldn't leave him alone, even though he was a married man etc. Others suggest it was the other way round, & because she turned him down, that was why he stopped her career.

I forgot it was on tonight, I wanted to watch the Hitchcock film. What channel was it on?

SoleSource Thu 27-Dec-12 23:17:24

ITV3 just started smile

Oh as if!!! In his dreams lol

ImperialBlether Thu 27-Dec-12 23:46:18

grin @ SoleSource. He's like the worst on the Relationships thread.

It was really awful seeing him watch her like that, trying to break her.

SoleSource Thu 27-Dec-12 23:49:09

Lol yeah!

I missed a good 20minutes, no catch up here. Can't wait to see it again and the Anthony Hopkins film. I love Hopkins espesh Remains Of The Day.

FrillyMilly Fri 28-Dec-12 11:22:03

Sole apparently because she was signed to a contract all offers of work had to go through him and he would say she was unavailable. By the time her contracted ended several years later she was no longer the girl of the moment and her career never recovered. Although other leading ladies of his have come out to say he is nothing like how he was portrayed in The Girl.

wintera Sat 29-Dec-12 13:44:34

I didn't see the prog but will certainly be seeking it out but usually every time she's in the news for slagging him off, loads of other people who worked with him, including many of his other leading ladies, come forward to question her version of events and that her version bears no resemblance to the man they knew.

SoleSource Sat 29-Dec-12 14:37:30

Thank you Frilly smile poor Tippi

Wintera he in my mind did harrass her and he was clever about it. But nothing is100% for certain.

wintera Sat 29-Dec-12 15:17:53

Yes fair point. I have no idea what the real truth is of course. I just worry about it basically because he's not here to defend himself so things like this always make me a bit uncomfortable.

I just remember her saying he was the reason she didn't get Oscar nominations for Marnie and The birds which I think is unlikely. I love The birds as a film, its one of my favourites but she was not a very good actress at all. I suspect that's the reason she wasn't Oscar nominated to be honest.

LittleAbruzzenBear Wed 09-Jan-13 20:17:49

I only just watched this yesterday. I do enjoy his films, but I have heard things about Hitchcock before to suggest he was odd, not just with Tippi. He was annoyed with Grace Kelly for leaving the US and marrying a prince. She was perfection to him, but apparently he knew he didn't stand a chance from the off so he just put her on a pedestal. Grace liked his dirty jokes and knew how to handle Hitchcock, but he didn't forgive her for leaving the biz and perhaps that's why he took it out on poor Tippi. On wiki the writer said that on Marnie, Hitchcock certainly said "When he sticks it in I want a close up on her face". If even only half of that programme was true it was horrid. Shudder. That's just one of the stories that we know of from Hollywood, goodness only knows what else has and does go on.

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