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(Mirror.co.uk)   Tippi Hedren on Alfred Hitchcock: "He was evil and deviant, a pig"   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 78
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2012-08-25 01:18:34 AM  
There have been many reports of Hitchcock's obsessive, often sadistic behavior towards the female leads in his movies, so none of the things Ms Hedren said surprises me.
 
2012-08-25 01:28:36 AM  
Eh Hitchcock was cool. Don't be so bitter because that's the only success you ever had, nobody actress from long ago that's not his fault.
 
2012-08-25 01:29:11 AM  
1) Daily Mirror - I'd rather take child rearing advice from Tyson
2) Not news - if you are surprised by Hitchcock being weird then you've missed the entire farking point of Hitchcock
3) She doesn't actually accuse him of anything at all - the article is purely suggestive quotes

Irrelevant, pointless, discard.
 
2012-08-25 01:39:11 AM  
He ordered his aides to find "that girl" and bring her to him.

Have her washed and brought to my tent?
 
2012-08-25 01:46:10 AM  
He ordered his aides to find "that girl" and bring her to him.

"Not you, Marlo."
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2012-08-25 02:19:02 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: There have been many reports of Hitchcock's obsessive, often sadistic behavior towards the female leads in his movies, so none of the things Ms Hedren said surprises me.


Does this have anything to do with the "casting couch?" For her sake, I hope not.
 
2012-08-25 02:29:47 AM  
He was always square with Jupiter Jones and the gang. I find this hard to believe.
 
2012-08-25 02:30:16 AM  
Go on.....
 
2012-08-25 02:32:03 AM  

Confabulat: Eh Hitchcock was cool. Don't be so bitter because that's the only success you ever had, nobody actress from long ago that's not his fault.


0/10
 
2012-08-25 02:48:30 AM  

Mark Ratner: Bathia_Mapes: There have been many reports of Hitchcock's obsessive, often sadistic behavior towards the female leads in his movies, so none of the things Ms Hedren said surprises me.

Does this have anything to do with the "casting couch?" For her sake, I hope not.


Not from what I've read, but a lot of what he did to his female leads would be called sexual harassment nowadays.
 
2012-08-25 02:59:38 AM  
You know, he really could have gotten any blonde for the role in The Birds.
 
2012-08-25 03:07:43 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Mark Ratner: Bathia_Mapes: There have been many reports of Hitchcock's obsessive, often sadistic behavior towards the female leads in his movies, so none of the things Ms Hedren said surprises me.

Does this have anything to do with the "casting couch?" For her sake, I hope not.

Not from what I've read, but a lot of what he did to his female leads would be called sexual harassment nowadays.


He had a pretty bad attitude towards ALL actors. But back in those days, directors were pretty much allowed to run roughshod over the talent without too many exceptions.
 
2012-08-25 03:18:13 AM  
Marnie is one of his best known films?
 
2012-08-25 03:53:56 AM  
He's Alfred Frickin' Hitchcock, you biatch. Skirt up, panties down. Know your role.
 
2012-08-25 04:04:16 AM  
Boo farking hoo.
 
2012-08-25 04:33:31 AM  

Confabulat: Eh Hitchcock was cool. Don't be so bitter because that's the only success you ever had, nobody actress from long ago that's not his fault.


Uhm that's BECAUSE Hitchcock was evil and sadistic. He had a tendency to ruin the careers of women who wouldn't sleep with him.
 
2012-08-25 04:35:37 AM  
So he had a tattoo on his butthole?
 
2012-08-25 04:40:38 AM  

Confabulat: He was always square with Jupiter Jones and the gang. I find this hard to believe.


DRTFA but I do know that injuries sustained in the film was an actual injury. He kept accusing the cast of being unconvincingly terrified. Eventually, he started throwing live birds at them and it happened with such frequency that the actors lived in fear. Hitchcock fired actors who "ducked" the birds.

At one point, one of the actors sustained an eye injury because the bird was tossed at her face. It scratched her eye nearly blinding her. Then Hitchcock accused her of trying to ruin the film when she was restricted from acting while her eye was heaing.
 
2012-08-25 04:45:25 AM  
As much as I generally dislike remakes and reboots- I have been thinking lately that The Birds might be an interesting candidate for a remake. It's a great flick, but a lot of the effects are pretty cheesy.

It would probably just get turned into a non stop gorefest though and that would be a shame.

It's really the only one of his movies that I would like to see remade. The others should be left alone (pointless Psycho remake and sad Rear Window remake I am looking at you).

It's pretty wicked though to think he had the power to hurl live ravens in Tippi's face for a week because she wouldn't shag him LOL
 
2012-08-25 05:04:23 AM  
The Birds always seemed like a parody of a horror movie to me. They're farking birds. Just wring their neck.

So why is she coming out with this now? The guy's been dead for 30 years.
 
2012-08-25 05:31:32 AM  

Mugato: The Birds always seemed like a parody of a horror movie to me. They're farking birds. Just wring their neck.

So why is she coming out with this now? The guy's been dead for 30 years.


Well, there are over 200 billion of them in the world, and I imagine having even 75 hummingbirds dive bombing your face would kind of suck =]
 
2012-08-25 05:32:04 AM  
It's not news, it's ...
 
2012-08-25 05:41:56 AM  

Soulcatcher: As much as I generally dislike remakes and reboots- I have been thinking lately that The Birds might be an interesting candidate for a remake.


No. Dear All Gods, Goddesses, and FSM, NO.

See, THIS is what you get when you wish for such things. We can all blame you now.

Because people like you thought it would be a good idea for a remake of The Birds, James Ngyuen thinks he's now a popular film director.

And no, don't even BT that film. I used to have an IQ of 160; after being forced to watch that piece of crap, it dropped to 120. I failed my SAN roll by that much...
 
2012-08-25 06:05:57 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Soulcatcher: As much as I generally dislike remakes and reboots- I have been thinking lately that The Birds might be an interesting candidate for a remake.

No. Dear All Gods, Goddesses, and FSM, NO.

See, THIS is what you get when you wish for such things. We can all blame you now.

Because people like you thought it would be a good idea for a remake of The Birds, James Ngyuen thinks he's now a popular film director.

And no, don't even BT that film. I used to have an IQ of 160; after being forced to watch that piece of crap, it dropped to 120. I failed my SAN roll by that much...


Like I mentioned in my post, I felt a remake would probably be ruined by too much gore, etc. because restraint isn't practiced much in film making anymore. I would be interested in a well done, well thought out, and well executed remake.

I'm sorry that I personally am responsible for a full 40 point drop in your IQ.

Would you possibly accept a Hot Cocoa Sampler Package as recompense?
 
2012-08-25 06:13:05 AM  

Mugato: The Birds always seemed like a parody of a horror movie to me. They're farking birds. Just wring their neck.

So why is she coming out with this now? The guy's been dead for 30 years.


For one thing I'm pretty sure this isn't a new allegation. I read basically the same thing in some old cracked article. My impression is that when it was happening to her no one really cared and it wasn't hidden so much as ignored (that could be off). The reason this is coming up now is that they are making a TV show about it - that implies to me that its at least been common knowledge for a while.

It really does suck that he was able to destroy her career (my understanding is that he had her under contract and refused to let her work in movies - by the time the contract was up she'd been out of movies for long enough that she had nowhere near the career prospects she once had).
 
2012-08-25 06:27:14 AM  
Lucky for her a woman's body rejects conception during pleasure rape. 
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2012-08-25 07:27:24 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: So he had a tattoo on his butthole?


I saw that video, that girl is 10 lbs of crazy in a 5 lbs sack.

phlegmmo: He ordered his aides to find "that girl" and bring her to him.

"Not you, Marlo."
[johneaves.files.wordpress.com image 450x344]


*high five*
 
2012-08-25 07:29:22 AM  
She probably imagines she was surrounded by flying peckers..
 
2012-08-25 07:52:26 AM  
Yes, I'm sure Tippi Hedren was a model of balance and propriety as a young actress, just look at how well-adjusted her daughter turned....oh....never mind....
 
2012-08-25 08:09:28 AM  

Mugato: So why is she coming out with this now? The guy's been dead for 30 years.


Follow the money:

Now her ordeal has been recreated by Sienna Miller for a 90-minute BBC2 TV drama, The Girl, which also stars Toby Jones as Hitchcock, with Imelda Staunton as Hitchcock's wife Alma, and Penelope Wilton as his loyal assistant Peggy Robertson.
 
2012-08-25 08:24:10 AM  
Man.. she is being a royal biatch lately.. heres my view though.. Hitchcock got some of his performers best work they ever did.. he made movies that will be around and revered long after any of us are dead.. if he was a bit of a dick.. so be it, don't care..
 
2012-08-25 08:33:06 AM  
Hitchcock being a wierd, sadistic bastard is nothing new. Tippi Hedren and others have talked about this for decades.

Anyone who says that Hedren is making this up or never heard anything about Hitchcock being an asshole haven't been paying attention.
 
2012-08-25 08:42:54 AM  
Melanie Griffith's Mom? the Melanie Griffith that was out all night whacked out of her skull at very adult parties when she was 14 - 15, banging Don Johnson? I've lost all respect for you now that I know who you are, Tippi, you horrible coont.
 
2012-08-25 08:56:33 AM  

Mugato: The Birds always seemed like a parody of a horror movie to me. They're farking birds. Just wring their neck.

So why is she coming out with this now? The guy's been dead for 30 years.


You would be the guy who would say "Zombies? Why are they a problem, they move so slow, just outrun them!"
 
2012-08-25 09:03:18 AM  

Bontesla: Uhm that's BECAUSE Hitchcock was evil and sadistic. He had a tendency to ruin the careers of women who wouldn't sleep with him.


So every successful actress who ever worked with Hitchcock slept with him?
You do realize how long that list is, don't you?
 
2012-08-25 09:10:13 AM  

KrispyKritter: Melanie Griffith's Mom? the Melanie Griffith that was out all night whacked out of her skull at very adult parties when she was 14 - 15, banging Don Johnson? I've lost all respect for you now that I know who you are, Tippi, you horrible coont.


isn't pimping your kids and/or having them stay out late at sex/drug parties normal in Hollywood? Like 'live in boyfriend who's of age while daughter is a minor' normal?
 
2012-08-25 09:13:29 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: isn't pimping your kids and/or having them stay out late at sex/drug parties normal in Hollywood? Like 'live in boyfriend who's of age while daughter is a minor' normal?


Fair enough; but then you have to judge Hitchcock by Hollywood standards.
 
2012-08-25 09:24:48 AM  
She was at a horror fest i attended a few months back signing bird photos at $35 a pop. If you wanted a picture with her she charged an extra $10. She's still making plenty of loot from that role. She should be grateful. /her mannerisms there indicated to me that she felt she was above the people paying for her autograph/ //met leatherface, pinhead, Michael Myers, and the original Jason that day//
 
2012-08-25 09:29:48 AM  
Oh yeah, Pam grier was there too. She gave me a fist bump and said "booyah". Made my day.
 
2012-08-25 09:38:21 AM  
Why can't them just let Mel Gibson make his movies without all the personal attacks. Oh, wait, I meant John Landis. Sorry, I meant Poanskibear.
Crap, keyboard is messed up, I meant Hitchcock. Yeah.
 
2012-08-25 10:16:42 AM  
What a real "evil and deviant pig might look like.


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Fark Hollywood for giving him an Academy Award a Fark any actor /actress who works with him. If you do your moral outrage about anything else is meaningless. 

Yes it was rape you stupid coont.
 
2012-08-25 10:26:14 AM  

Bontesla: Uhm that's BECAUSE Hitchcock was evil and sadistic. He had a tendency to ruin the careers of women who wouldn't sleep with him.


Incorrect. It had nothing to do with sleeping with him.Hitchcock very much did not sleep with the actresses in his films. In his later years he often sought to control them, yes -- his depiction of Scottie in Vertigo was a window into his mind -- but he didn't seek to sleep with them. By many accounts he couldn't even if he wanted to. It is widely believed that Hitchcock could not perform, especially in his later years, when his controlling nature came to the fore.

This whole tendency with Hitchcock exploded after Grace Kelly quit acting. He was infatuated with her, maybe in love with her. When she left he was devastated. You can see his shift in attitude towards women shift from that point forward.

Manipulative, controlling man who was cruel to Hedren? No doubt.

Demanding sex from his leading ladies? Absolutely not.
 
2012-08-25 10:29:27 AM  

Mugato: So why is she coming out with this now?


She's not just coming out with this now. She's been talking about it for decades. It's just been in the news a lot lately because -- surprise! -- they've just made a film, "The Girl," about her and Hitchcock. An early review says it's one-sided and just as manipulative as Hitchcock was.
 
2012-08-25 10:34:41 AM  

Nanny Statesman: (my understanding is that he had her under contract and refused to let her work in movies - by the time the contract was up she'd been out of movies for long enough that she had nowhere near the career prospects she once had).


Correct. He pretty much locked her up and wouldn't consent to allowing her to work with other directors.

Some have argued that when she did return to movies she was awful, therefore she never really had a future in acting anyway -- Hitchcock plucked her out of a commercial solely because of how she looked, not for her acting skills -- but I'd reject that. Watch her in Marnie, Hitchcock's follow-up to The Birds. It's not one of my favorites, and Sean Connery is painfully miscast, but her performance is pretty good all things considered. So it's hard to say.

Another of the many proteges Hitchcock tried to groom during this period? Shirley MacLaine, who debuted in his film The Trouble With Harry. She went on to have a long and successful career.
 
2012-08-25 10:38:17 AM  

Soulcatcher: As much as I generally dislike remakes and reboots- I have been thinking lately that The Birds might be an interesting candidate for a remake. It's a great flick, but a lot of the effects are pretty cheesy.
...
It's really the only one of his movies that I would like to see remade. The others should be left alone (pointless Psycho remake and sad Rear Window remake I am looking at you).


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2012-08-25 10:55:09 AM  
There's a lot of other ones I'd like to see before the birds. Seen all but two of his movies now (been slowly going through them), and the Birds stands out as one of the weakest. If you could remove a little bit of the cheese and update it to not be as "rah rah the American dream!" Saboteur would make an excellent remake. The scene with the circus midget and the old man arguing the merits of democracy and fascism is classic.

/plus the blind old guy is pretty damned cool
 
2012-08-25 11:04:53 AM  

Atomic Spunk: He's Alfred Frickin' Hitchcock, you biatch. Skirt up, panties down. Know your role.


This.

And her daughter, hardly a great actress, will be more remembered than she will. She's just a bitter old hag.
 
2012-08-25 11:06:31 AM  

FitzShivering: If you could remove a little bit of the cheese and update it to not be as "rah rah the American dream!" Saboteur would make an excellent remake. The scene with the circus midget and the old man arguing the merits of democracy and fascism is classic.


Saboteur has some great set pieces and a good narrative (albeit one he did over and over again, from The 39 Steps to Young and Innocent to North By Northwest and on and on), but it suffers from having a fairly bland leading man. Would have been so much better if someone with charisma had that leading role.

Interesting tidbit, from A Year of Hitchcock: Hitchcock originally wanted Gary Cooper for the lead but couldn't get it.

As for The Birds, I can't agree with it being one of his weakest. The slow build in tension is great, rising to an awesome crescendo in the house, and there is a pretty good subtext regarding sexuality and/or a mother & son's relationship there if you're inclined to read deeper into the movie.
 
2012-08-25 11:06:45 AM  
"It shall star in my films or face severe consequences."
 
2012-08-25 11:09:24 AM  

hasty ambush: What a real "evil and deviant pig might look like.


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Fark Hollywood for giving him an Academy Award a Fark any actor /actress who works with him. If you do your moral outrage about anything else is meaningless. 

Yes it was rape you stupid coont.



And the mother was just a guilty--man, Hollywood's a biatch ain't it?
 
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