History Film / TornCurtain

5th Sep '17 2:54:56 AM jormis29
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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 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.

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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'' ''Film/WalkDontRun'' 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 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.
22nd Nov '16 9:36:05 AM JamesAustin
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'''''Torn Curtain''''' is a 1966 political {{thriller}}, directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock and starring Creator/PaulNewman and Creator/JulieAndrews.

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



* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: The entire premise.
* UsefulNotes/EastGermany: The location of most of the film.
16th Oct '16 2:21:52 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RealityEnsues: It turns out that killing someone isn't as easy as it looks in the movies. This was a deliberate choice by Hitchcock because a number of spy thrillers at the time made killing look effortless.
23rd Sep '16 11:20:30 AM firejewel
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* BreakHerHeartToSaveHer: Michael does this to Sarah (in a way) to keep his secrets from her at the beginning of the film.

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* BavarianFireDrill: Michael shouts "Fire!" in a crowded theatre as a distraction to escape from the East German police.
* BreakHerHeartToSaveHer: Michael does this to Sarah (in a way) to keep his secrets from her at the beginning of the film.
* CoolOldLady: Countess Kuchinska, a little eccentric but [[spoiler: she sacrifices her own chance to get to America by helping the heroes get away.]]


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* EurekaMoment: Lindt has one upon realizing [[spoiler: he's been giving up his secrets while learning nothing from Armstrong in return.]]


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* GracefulLoser: When [[spoiler: Countess Kuchinska is unable to get away along with Michael and Sarah. She sadly notes her disappointment, but apparently doesn't blame the couple.]]
* HiddenInPlainSight: Professor Lindt's anti-missile equations are on a chalk board for any and all to see. Makes sense since he was working at a (supposedly) secure facility were only authorized personnel would be allowed inside.
* {{Jerkass}}: The Ballerina.
* MacGuffin: [[spoiler: The Soviet Union's anti-missile system equations.]]
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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* 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.
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