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    Default Trivia question - hunt scene in "Marnie"

    Can anyone tell me of at least two errors in the hunt scene in the Hitchcock movie, "Marnie"?



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    Wow, I just saw that on T.V the other day.

    I don't know that I can correctly answer your question but I have to say that I loved the part where she kicked off her shoes, hoped up on Forio (spelling ?) bareback in hose and a dress and took off at a gallop over a good size fence!



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    She wasn't wearing a hair net!!



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    Good lord, I've not seen that film in decades..... But wasn't that the one where Tippi Hedron was charging round with long flowing loose hair and no riding hat? tch tch. And she shoots her horse when it falls??? Oh I say, that must be bad form

    I seem to remember that she might have been wearing all white? all red? all black?? too????

    I've a strong feeling that you're going to tell me its been re-released starring Madonna and the version I remember is long forgotten!!



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    TBS network just had "Hitchcock Week",but I missed that oneI love to see horse/riding errors,rats!As an aside has anyone seen one of the latest Ebay commercials with all the "nerds" foxhunting,with a lunchbox as the quarry?Hilarious!



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    Quote Originally Posted by spurgirl View Post
    I love to see horse/riding errors,rats!
    It does my wife's head in that we watch the likes of period dramas and I spend all the time trying to see who's driving (if its not me) and what sort of equipage.

    And the memorable "mistakes" one for me was Black Beauty who was at least 3 different horses and even had a gender change part way through!

    Braveheart was also an "interesting" one. Mel Gibson who played William Wallace marched from York to Flodden in that in less time than it takes me to drive it in my flashy car!!! We actually had some native breed ponies in that film for the bits that were filmed at Selkirk... though most of it was actually filmed in Ireland!!



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    yeah, I agree with Thomas, shooting one's horse after the hunt IS bad form.



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    Awwww - none of you can think of anything?

    Her stock pin was on wrong.

    There are other errors but I get the impression I'm the only one who watched it the other day!

    I'll try and easier question next time.



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    Well, yeah, I missed it, haven't seen it in 30 years! No fair!

    But I just finished Rita Mae's latest, all sorts of errors in there!



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    Quote Originally Posted by J Swan View Post
    Awwww - none of you can think of anything?

    Her stock pin was on wrong.

    There are other errors but I get the impression I'm the only one who watched it the other day!

    I'll try and easier question next time.
    Dang .... don't say I didn't remember that and only just 30 years since I saw the film. tch tch

    So is shooting the horse "good form" over there?



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    Aside from the fact that the BOOK took place on another continent?
    Janet

    chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).



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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas_1 View Post
    Dang .... don't say I didn't remember that and only just 30 years since I saw the film. tch tch

    So is shooting the horse "good form" over there?

    Not generally, unless of course the horse is at the end of its life and about to be fed to hounds.

    Although I must confess I've been tempted more than once- the backup 'emergency brake.' Happily the main 'emergency brake' (a convenient tree at which to point the horse) was available.



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    Don't know about the errors, but it was filmed in Unionville, PA. Susan Cocks was the stunt rider, and a lot of the Cheshire regulars are in the hunting scenes, including my mother.
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    Wow - that's a nice piece of trivia. I did enjoy the hunt scene in that movie.

    I would also like to point out that the scene showing Tipi Hedron attempting a pulley rein is also incorrect. At least - I think she was attempting a pulley rein -she was wiggling the reins as the horse bolted.

    Oh - another error was when she's being run off with and they have the scenery rolling past her. The scenery stopped (guess the reel got stuck or something) - but the horse kept running.

    Unfortunately, I did not see the ending of the movie. Stupid TiVo.

    There. That's better.



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    Wow. I haven't seen that movie in years! But I do remember thinking "err, Tippi, that's no way to do a pulley rein--and, you could try to turn ya' know."

    When her horse fell, didn't she go bang on the door of a house demanding a gun? Yeah. That would freak me right out--some crazy lady banging on my door screaming "I need a GUN!" Then came the next line: "No Marnie, let me go get one of the men." Only men can shoot a horse?



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    Quote Originally Posted by dogchushu View Post
    When her horse fell, didn't she go bang on the door of a house demanding a gun? Yeah. That would freak me right out--some crazy lady banging on my door screaming "I need a GUN!" Then came the next line: "No Marnie, let me go get one of the men." Only men can shoot a horse?
    The horse fell? Didn't she try to effectively take almost a puissance wall with her mount and his legs didn't clear it? At least Sean Connery proved he could ride.

    Alas the pic could've been much stronger in its storyline thoughtout - I have it on VHS - it was at the start but then just went flat. The creepy little girl who befriended her mother was just odd. It was simply no Rebecca let alone The Birds, North by Northwest, Vertigo or his brilliant Rear Window.

    A point of trivia: Grace Kelly originally accepted the lead role played by Tippi as she liked Hitchcock and more importantly was under MGM contract to act in two more films. However Prince Rainier didn't approve and she was allowed to withdraw before the movie production started.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Don't know about the errors, but it was filmed in Unionville, PA.
    And Middleburg, VA hence the featuring of the Red Fox Inn where she stays. It always made more sense she'd ride in Unionville or at least somehwhere on the Main Line as her monther lived in Philly by the warf, no?

    Useless trivia: the band, The Violets, named a song "Foreo" in reference to Marnie's horse; the song isn't worth the time to listen to it



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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverley View Post

    But I just finished Rita Mae's latest, all sorts of errors in there!

    I met her at a book signing in San Francisco last week and she gave me her autograph and phone number and invited me to go hunting with her.

    ok it was the hunt hotline but still a thrill!
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    I missed The Red Fox Inn! Good catch.

    I remember Sean Connery's character saying that he'd looked for her in The Plains and Middleburg.

    That chick sure did get around. You'd think there were no swanky horse places north of the Mason-Dixon Line.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Janet View Post
    Aside from the fact that the BOOK took place on another continent?
    But then how did she keep her horse in Middleburg?



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