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Trailers from Hell: Dan Ireland on Hitchcock's 'Marnie,' Starring Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood September 9, 2013 at 12:02PM

Auteurs Week! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with director Dan Ireland introducing Alfred Hitchcock's psychological melodrama "Marnie," starring Tippi Hedren as a sexually disturbed thief, and Sean Connery as the slick playboy who becomes obsessed with "curing" her of her frigidity.
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Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery in production still from "Marnie"
Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery in production still from "Marnie"

Auteurs Week! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with director Dan Ireland introducing Alfred Hitchcock's psychological melodrama "Marnie," starring Tippi Hedren as a sexually disturbed thief, and Sean Connery as the slick playboy who becomes obsessed with "curing" her of her frigidity.

Sometimes considered the first sign of Alfred Hitchcock’s late career diminishing returns, this glossy adaptation of Winston Graham’s novel has also been called the director’s last masterpiece. The lead role was intended for Grace Kelly, but the princess’s husband put the kibosh on that. In a previous TFH commentary Larry Cohen expressed no love for MARNIE.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.