Ep 52. THE HITCH-HIKE: The Women

Blondes, brunettes, and mothers are the focus today and Alex and Jonathan look at the various portrayals of women in the Alfred Hitchcock films Spellbound (1945), The Birds (1963), and Marnie (1964). We discuss the different roles that women fill in Hitchcock’s films, retelling a similar story while reversing gender roles, and appropriate/effective treatment of actors on set.

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Skip to: Spellbound (2:40), The Birds (23:56), Marnie (52:55), Overall (1:18:49), Coming Attractions (1:29:01)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Next time on the podcast we look at the not-totally-innocent protagonists of Hitchcock’s films, the anti-heroes:

Intro/Outro Music:
Ash by Mike Braudrick

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