The Girl (2012 TV Movie)
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When Grace Kelly retires from films to marry Prince Rainier Alfred Hitchcock looks for a similar blonde and finds her in TV model,the little known Tippi Hedren,who will star in his film adaptation of horror story 'The Birds'. Hitchcock is obsessed with Tippi sexually and,when she rebuffs his advances,sadistically puts her through five days of filming where she is attacked and injured by real birds. Hitchcock's wife Alma and his assistant Peggy are appalled but can do nothing. Tippi is resolved that she will not give in to Hitchcock despite the situation giving her nightmares. Hitchcock and Tippi make a second film,'Marnie'. Having admitted that Alma is the only woman he has ever had sex with and that he now finds her cold Hitchcock continues to pursue Tippi, bombarding her with phone calls declaring his love for her yet reminding her that he alone made her famous and she owes him. At this stage Tippi demands that her contract be terminated and an end title states that they never worked together again.
As Alfred Hitchcock prepares his next movie, The Birds (1963), he selects a young model by the name of Tippi Hedren to be the star. She's quite flattered that the great director selected her for the part but isn't so prepared when he becomes infatuated with her. She rejects his advances but his response is often cruel, such as requiring over 50 takes with live birds attacking her. He kept her on for his next film Marnie (1964) but the relationship continued to deteriorate. They never worked together again.
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