“Marnie” Is Making A Comeback

The new BBC list of 100 Greatest American Films doesn’t have “All About Eve,” so it’s hard for me to take it seriously. But most of the poll’s naysayers are more exercised by how the list treats Hitchcock. “Marnie” comes in at 47. Even Hitchcock didn’t like it. Of its star, he said: ‘Sometimes of course I have failed. Tippi Hedren did not have the volcano.” “Marnie” is also being made into an opera for the Met by Nico Muhly. But I refuse to re-watch it.

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