On 16 August, 2016, Richard Brody published an article in The New Yorker entitled, "Marnie is the Cure for Hitchcock Mania." In it, he makes an extensive and persuasive argument for Marnie's status as "Hitchcock's best film," and then goes on to outline various argument about the film's style, themes, and significance in Hitchcock's oeuvre. Read the article in its entirety (click the title above). In a response of not more than 250 words, discuss one of the article's key points using references to Marnie to support your conclusions.
Be careful: The point of this assignment is not to agree or disagree with Brody's evaluative assessment of Marnie as a great film, but to take up one of his points of analysis about it as a kind of troubled (even perverse) film and explore it further. You may conclude that the argument Brody makes is flawed in some way in your look at the film. But again, your task is not to evaluate the film's greatness.
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