I assume Toby Jones is going to wear a fat suit; he's a little guy and Hitchcock was VERY big.
Supposedly this is Tippi Hedren's "revenge" against Hitchcock for "ruining" her career. WHAT career? The only reason anybody has ever heard of her is because she was in two Hitchcock films.
She did a short inteview in the NY Times recently. She sounds like a brainless, egotistical bitch.
How many Hitchcock movies do we need?
Does Tippi Blame Rod and Angela and Jessica as well?
Tippi is a sweetie. She goodnaturedly signed my The Birds Barbie and posed for a picture.
I find it interesting that this is the second time Toby Jones has played the same historical figure at the same time another, more flashy and/or famous, actor is playing the same role.
Funny thing is, in both cases, Jones seems to be the one who actually nails the part.
From what I can see in both trailers, Toby Jones seems to be the better Hitch.
Sienna looks quite haggard. Hard to believe she's only 30.
I think I like both versions of Hitchcocks (based on just the trailers, of course) but I'm not really impressed with either Scarlett Johansson or Sienna Miller as the actresses.
Tippi Hedren was much better looking than Sienna Miller!
And the trailer showed them making scenes from "Marnie", not just "The Birds"
Suspenseful SEX Mystery
"You don't love me...
I'm just some wild animal you've trapped!"
What's with all the Hitchcock bios or whatever?
Hey, r3. That wasn't fucking Angela Cartwright in The Birds!
I disagree. I don't like Jones in this trailer at all. Hopkins nails it.
But Imelda Staunton certainly looks more like Alma than Helen Mirren does.
I'd rather see a film exploring the relationship of Hitchcock and another compulsive control freak David O Selznick, the producer who brought Hitchcock to Hollywood to make Rebecca.
This abuse didn't take blace in a vacuum, why didn't Tippi ask someone, anyone on the set to help her? I don't blame Tippi, but I do blame the cast and crew for not intervening.
Miller's so bland and generic, I forget what she looks like when she's not right in front of me. And her accent is off.
That dumb breathy voice she's doing sounds stupid.
[quote]Miller's so bland and generic, I forget what she looks like when she's not right in front of me.
Well, that makes her perfect for Tippi.
[quote]And her accent is off.
There we agree. Tippi has a very nasal modified Minnesota accent.
I think this is based on Donald Spoto's hatchet job biography of Hitchcock. Spoto is one bitchy queen; for some reason he hates Alfred Hitchcock and always tries to portray him in the worst light possible. Hitchcock was a brilliant, original artist and highly intelligent. He had his demons (he was trapped in a huge, ungainly body his whole life) but he was definitely not the monster Spoto depicted him as.
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
[quote]This account of the obsessive master/muse relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren entertains but falls short on psychological insight… The script doesn’t quite build Hedron into a three-dimensional character, but Miller makes a suitably beguiling prey to Jones’ predator while still showing enough backbone not to fall completely victim to the puppet-master’s power games.
Drew Taylor, The Playlist
[quote]While it has a brief running time and a whole lot of personal Hitchcock narrative to squeeze in (including the production of the second movie that Hedren and Hitchcock did together, in spite of everything, "Marnie"), the film feels thin and uninvolving. Besides the conspicuously low budget (the photography is flat and the audio tinny), "The Girl" seems doggedly uninterested in exploring Hedren's emotional interior.
Matt Patches, Hollywood.com
[quote]Toby Jones is astounding as Hitchcock, conjuring up the charm on the surface and unearthing Hitchcock's twisted center that would occasionally bubble to the top. Jones' Hitch is plagued by his physical insecurities and, in turn, capitalizes on his clout to muscle others. The actor disappears into Hitchcock's voice and mannerisms, but they're never prohibitive of Jones layered performance. Miller, who has been out of the spotlight for a few years, plays Hedren like one of the blonde bombshells that would turn up in the Hitchcock's own films. Hedren's not fleshed out like Hitchcock, but Miller bounces back and forth gracefully…
[quote] Supposedly this is Tippi Hedren's "revenge" against Hitchcock for "ruining" her career. WHAT career? The only reason anybody has ever heard of her is because she was in two Hitchcock films.
The point is that she potentially could have had a much bigger career and be known for much more than 2 Hitchcock films. She was a huge star for a brief moment in time, but when she should have capitalized on it, Hitchcock shut her down completely and forced her star power to die a quick death.
Sure, Hitchcock dropped Hedren for some personal reason, but did he prevent anyone else from hiring her?
Tippi Hedren supports the animals and her gays. You should be supporting her!
I saw it. Sienna Miler looked nothing like Tippi Hedren. However, she did look like a young Doris Day, in case they make her bio.
When I first saw her as Tippy, I thought she was Naomi Watts. They look very much alike.
The other Hitchcock film took place before Tippy was in the picture.
They are also doing another version with Hitchcock doing Vertigo.
[quote]I thought she was Naomi Watts. They look very much alike.
Sienna's voice distracted me because she SOUNDS like Naomi Watts too.
A younger Jessica Lange would have been perfect as Tippi Hedren.
"They are also doing another version with Hitchcock doing Vertigo."
WHY, FOR THE LOVE OF FUCK, WHY?????
Biggest fan of "Vertigo" in the world
r29, why NOT? Alfred Hitchcock was a great director.
"The point is that she potentially could have had a much bigger career and be known for much more than 2 Hitchcock films. She was a huge star for a brief moment in time, but when she should have capitalized on it, Hitchcock shut her down completely and forced her star power to die a quick death."
Her "star power?" You must be fucking kidding! Hedren was bland, mediocre, a generic blonde; there was nothing interesting about her at all. She got a lot of publicity due to her roles in Hitchcock's films, but she sure as hell wasn't a "big star." She never would have been a big star, for this simple reason: she had no talent. That was the real reason her career went nowhere. No talent.
Seriously, DID Hitchcock prevent her from accepting other roles? Did he have her under exclusive contract, refuse to use her in her films and refuse to let her work for anyone else?
If there was no such contract and she was free to accept any non-Hitch roles, then Hitch didn't destroy her career. Sure, he stopped working with her, but if nobody else offered her any good roles then it was because she wasn't considered talented or a box-office draw.
[quote]He had his demons (he was trapped in a huge, ungainly body his whole life)
What a ridiculous statement. He was not "trapped". He could have eaten less and gotten off of his fat ass to exercise. He did not have to be so huge. No one does.
[quote] Seriously, DID Hitchcock prevent her from accepting other roles? Did he have her under exclusive contract, refuse to use her in her films and refuse to let her work for anyone else?
She was under a multi-year exclusive contract with Hitch.
[quote] Other directors who wanted to hire her had to go through Hitchcock, who would inform them she was unavailable. "It grew to be impossible. He was a very controlling type of person, and I guess I'm not about to be controlled," said Hedren. When Hedren tried to get out of her contract, she recalls Hitchcock telling her he'd ruin her career. "And he did: kept me under contract, kept paying me every week for almost two years to do nothing."
[quote] Her "star power?" You must be fucking kidding!
No, actually I'm not fucking kidding.
[quote] Hedren was bland, mediocre, a generic blonde; there was nothing interesting about her at all. She got a lot of publicity due to her roles in Hitchcock's films, but she sure as hell wasn't a "big star." She never would have been a big star, for this simple reason: she had no talent. That was the real reason her career went nowhere. No talent.
You're confusing talent with being a star. Whether or not she had real talent is irrelevant. The point is, for a very brief moment in time, she WAS a big star. The Birds got rave reviews and was a hit. It's perfectly logical to assume that Hedren would have been in demand as a result. Whether or not she could have sustained is another story, and we'll never know. But look at all the non-talents out there who were/are big stars. Hell, her own daughter was a big star for a while, and she has absolutely no talent whatsoever, yet she was even nominated for an Oscar.
[quote] Sienna Miller IS Tippi Hedren
Who gives a shit? Hedren writes an underwear model. Hitchcock spotted her in a brassiere ad. She couldn't act.
Her daughter Melanie Griffith Is a turd. She wails about how she was traumatized by a well-planned publicity stunt. On her birthday, Hitchcock had her come to the studio where he presented her with a birthday cake and a "present" of a doll that looked like Melanie Daniels in a coffin.
"Boo hoo, hitchcock scared me by giving me such an awful gift!"
Kids loved Alfred Hitchcock. We loved his shows. We weren't old enough to watch how movies but we knew that he was a funny guy who was on tv every week and made jokes about death, crime, murder. He sat in electric chairs, stood next to guillotines and skeletons. He was like Zacherly and Elvira to us little kids. She knew her mother was in a movie directed by Hitchcock.
We would have thought it was great if Hitchcock gave us a doll that looked like a character our mom was playing. And if Griffith was too young to understand who Hitchcock was and what he did on tv, then how was she old enough to know what a coffin was?