The Hyderabad Film Club is screening an American film, Marnie, on 17th December, at the Sarathi Studios, Ameerpet. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the movie has Sean Connery, Tippi Hedren, Diane Baker, Henry Beckman and Morgan Brittany playing the central characters.
Both visually and psychologically, Marnie is crass in comparison with Hitchcock's peak achievement in Vertigo - although it shares some of that film's characteristic obsessive themes. Sean Connery, fresh from From Russia With Love, is a Philadelphis playboy who begins to fall for Tippi Hedren's blonde ice goddess only when he realises that she's a professional thief (she's come to work in his uppercrust insurance office in order to embezzle mass quantities).
His patient program of investigation and surveillance has a creepy, voyeuristic quality that's pure Hitchcock, but all's lost when it emerges that the root of Marnie's problem is phobic sexual frigidity, induced by a childhood trauma. Luckily, Sean is up to the challenge, as it were. Not even D H Lawrence believed as fervently as Hitchcock in the curative properties of sexual release.
Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243 for further details.