History Film / TornCurtain

25th Jul '15 12:38:35 PM MarkLungo
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Hitchcock was not entirely happy with the casting of this film. He wanted Creator/CaryGrant as the male lead, with either Eva Marie Saint or Tippi Hedren as the leading lady. Grant turned him down. He was preoccupied with filming ''Walk, Don't Run'' and intended to retire after that. Universal Pictures executives insisted on casting Newman and Andrews, in the belief that more famous (and also more current) stars would result in better box office results. Newman had starred in several hits the 1950s. Andrews was a younger actress who was mostly known for theatrical work prior to starring in ''Film/MaryPoppins''. After that film turned to a box office hit, she became one of the most famous actresses of the 1960s. Hitchcock and Newman had a difficult working relationship, Andrews felt borderline mistreated by Hitchock due to the way he "neglected" her (as opposed to fetishizing her the way he usually did to his leading ladies), and the chemistry between the leads was rather poor. Nevertheless, it was a modest box office hit.

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Hitchcock was not entirely happy with the casting of this film. He wanted Creator/CaryGrant as the male lead, with either Eva Marie Saint or Tippi Hedren as the leading lady. Grant turned him down. He was preoccupied with filming ''Walk, Don't Run'' and intended to retire after that. Universal Pictures executives insisted on casting Newman and Andrews, in the belief that more famous (and also more current) stars would result in better box office results. Newman had starred in several hits the 1950s. Andrews was a younger actress who was mostly known for theatrical work prior to starring in ''Film/MaryPoppins''. After that film turned to a box office hit, she became one of the most famous actresses of the 1960s. Hitchcock and Newman had a difficult working relationship, Andrews felt borderline mistreated by Hitchock Hitchcock due to the way he "neglected" her (as opposed to fetishizing her the way he usually did to his leading ladies), and the chemistry between the leads was rather poor. Nevertheless, it was a modest box office hit.
25th Jul '15 12:37:43 PM MarkLungo
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'''''Torn Curtain''''' is a 1966 political thriller film, directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock. The main stars being PaulNewman and JulieAndrews.

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'''''Torn Curtain''''' is a 1966 political thriller film, {{thriller}}, directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock. The main stars being PaulNewman Creator/AlfredHitchcock and JulieAndrews.
starring Creator/PaulNewman and Creator/JulieAndrews.



Hitchcock was not entirely happy with the casting of this film. He wanted CaryGrant as the male lead, with either Eva Marie Saint or Tippi Hedren as the leading lady. Grant turned him down. He was preoccupied with filming ''Walk, Don't Run'' and intended to retire after that. Universal Pictures executives insisted on casting Newman and Andrews, in the belief that more famous (and also more current) stars would result in better box office results. Newman had starred in several hits the 1950s. Andrews was a younger actress who was mostly known for theatrical work prior to starring in ''Film/MaryPoppins''. After that film turned to a box office hit, she became one of the most famous actresses of the 1960s. Hitchcock and Newman had a difficult working relationship, Andrews felt borderline mistreated by Hitchock due to the way he "neglected" her (as opposed to fetishizing her the way he usually did to his leading ladies), and the chemistry between the leads was rather poor. Nevertheless, it was a modest box office hit.

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Hitchcock was not entirely happy with the casting of this film. He wanted CaryGrant Creator/CaryGrant as the male lead, with either Eva Marie Saint or Tippi Hedren as the leading lady. Grant turned him down. He was preoccupied with filming ''Walk, Don't Run'' and intended to retire after that. Universal Pictures executives insisted on casting Newman and Andrews, in the belief that more famous (and also more current) stars would result in better box office results. Newman had starred in several hits the 1950s. Andrews was a younger actress who was mostly known for theatrical work prior to starring in ''Film/MaryPoppins''. After that film turned to a box office hit, she became one of the most famous actresses of the 1960s. Hitchcock and Newman had a difficult working relationship, Andrews felt borderline mistreated by Hitchock due to the way he "neglected" her (as opposed to fetishizing her the way he usually did to his leading ladies), and the chemistry between the leads was rather poor. Nevertheless, it was a modest box office hit.



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!!Troped Curtain:
* BreakHerHeartToSaveHer: Michael does this to Sarah (in a way) to keep his secrets from her at the beginning of the film.



* EastGermany: The location of most of the film.

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* EastGermany: UsefulNotes/EastGermany: The location of most of the film.



* {{Break Her Heart to Save Her}}: Michael does this to Sarah (in a way) to keep his secrets from her at the beginning of the film.

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* {{Break Her Heart to Save Her}}: Michael does this to Sarah (in a way) to keep his secrets from her at the beginning of the film.
20th Apr '15 1:26:04 PM nombretomado
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* ColdWar: The entire premise.

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* ColdWar: UsefulNotes/ColdWar: The entire premise.
3rd May '14 4:31:17 PM billthetaylor
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Hitchcock was not entirely happy with the casting of this film. He wanted CaryGrant as the male lead, with either Eva Marie Saint or Tippi Hedren as the leading lady. Grant turned him down. He was preoccupied with filming ''Walk, Don't Run'' and intended to retire after that. Universal Pictures executives insisted on casting Newman and Andrews, in the belief that more famous (and also more current) stars would result in better box office results. Newman had starred in several hits the 1950s. Andrews was a younger actress who was mostly known for theatrical work prior to starring in ''Film/MaryPoppins''. After that film turned to a box office hit, she became one of the most famous actresses of the 1960s. Hitchcock and Newman had a difficult working relationship, Andrews felt borderline mistreated by Hitchock, and the chemistry between the leads was rather poor. Nevertheless, it was a modest box office hit.

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Hitchcock was not entirely happy with the casting of this film. He wanted CaryGrant as the male lead, with either Eva Marie Saint or Tippi Hedren as the leading lady. Grant turned him down. He was preoccupied with filming ''Walk, Don't Run'' and intended to retire after that. Universal Pictures executives insisted on casting Newman and Andrews, in the belief that more famous (and also more current) stars would result in better box office results. Newman had starred in several hits the 1950s. Andrews was a younger actress who was mostly known for theatrical work prior to starring in ''Film/MaryPoppins''. After that film turned to a box office hit, she became one of the most famous actresses of the 1960s. Hitchcock and Newman had a difficult working relationship, Andrews felt borderline mistreated by Hitchock, Hitchock due to the way he "neglected" her (as opposed to fetishizing her the way he usually did to his leading ladies), and the chemistry between the leads was rather poor. Nevertheless, it was a modest box office hit.
19th Apr '14 6:49:34 PM billthetaylor
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Hitchcock was not entirely happy with the casting of this film. He wanted CaryGrant as the male lead, with either Eva Marie Saint or Tippi Hedren as the leading lady. Grant turned him down. He was preoccupied with filming ''Walk, Don't Run'' and intended to retire after that. Universal Pictures executives insisted on casting Newman and Andrews, in the belief that more famous stars would result in better box office results. Newman had starred in several hits the 1950s. Andrews was a younger actress who was mostly known for theatrical work prior to starring in ''Film/MaryPoppins''. After that film turned to a box office hit, she became one of the most famous actresses of the 1960s. Hitchcock and Newman had a difficult working relationship, the chemistry between the leads was rather poor. Nevertheless, it was a modest box office hit.

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Hitchcock was not entirely happy with the casting of this film. He wanted CaryGrant as the male lead, with either Eva Marie Saint or Tippi Hedren as the leading lady. Grant turned him down. He was preoccupied with filming ''Walk, Don't Run'' and intended to retire after that. Universal Pictures executives insisted on casting Newman and Andrews, in the belief that more famous (and also more current) stars would result in better box office results. Newman had starred in several hits the 1950s. Andrews was a younger actress who was mostly known for theatrical work prior to starring in ''Film/MaryPoppins''. After that film turned to a box office hit, she became one of the most famous actresses of the 1960s. Hitchcock and Newman had a difficult working relationship, Andrews felt borderline mistreated by Hitchock, and the chemistry between the leads was rather poor. Nevertheless, it was a modest box office hit.
11th Dec '12 7:16:35 PM danceofromancefan
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* {{Break Her Heart to Save Her}}: Michael does this to Sarah (in a way) to keep his secrets from her at the beginning of the film.
8th Nov '12 8:48:41 AM erforce
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'''''Torn Curtain''''' is a 1966 political thriller film, directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock. The main stars being PaulNewman and JulieAndrews.

Michael Armstrong (Newman) is an esteemed American physicist and rocket scientist. He is supposed to attend a scientific conference in Copenhagen, but instead heads for East Berlin. Apparently defecting to East Germany. He is soon followed by Sarah Sherman (Andrews), his assistant and fiancée. She is very reluctant in doing so but remains loyal to him.

The defection is actually a ruse. Armstrong wants to meet Gustav Lindt (Ludwig Donath), the chief scientist in the East German military, to establish the extent of the Eastern Bloc's knowledge on anti-missile systems. He supposedly has a way to exit the country at will. Stasi, the East German state security service, has a very different view on the matter. Armstrong and Sherman are about to find out that entering East Germany was easy. Leaving East Germany is another matter entirely.

Hitchcock was not entirely happy with the casting of this film. He wanted CaryGrant as the male lead, with either Eva Marie Saint or Tippi Hedren as the leading lady. Grant turned him down. He was preoccupied with filming ''Walk, Don't Run'' and intended to retire after that. Universal Pictures executives insisted on casting Newman and Andrews, in the belief that more famous stars would result in better box office results. Newman had starred in several hits the 1950s. Andrews was a younger actress who was mostly known for theatrical work prior to starring in ''Film/MaryPoppins''. After that film turned to a box office hit, she became one of the most famous actresses of the 1960s. Hitchcock and Newman had a difficult working relationship, the chemistry between the leads was rather poor. Nevertheless, it was a modest box office hit.

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* ColdWar: The entire premise.
* EastGermany: The location of most of the film.
* FakeDefector: Michael Armstrong.
* RasputinianDeath: Hermann Gromek, the first Stasi agent Armstrong attempts to kill, takes a good long while to go down, including spending most of the climactic fight with a butcher knife sticking out of his chest. Hitchcock's main goal with the film was to show how hard it could really be to kill someone.

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