Hitchcock is an upcoming drama/biography of one of the most influential filmmaker, Alfred Hitchcock. This new film revolves around the love story that happened between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of his film Psycho in 1959. Anthony Hopkins is going to play the Alfred Hitchcock in this movie and alongside him is the noted actress Helen Mirren as his wife, Alma Reville. This biography also features Scarlett Johansson (as Janet Leigh), Toni Collette (Peggy) and Danny Huston (Whitfield Cook). Hitchcock is starting to garner great reviews from critics in the country, so let’s go ahead and check out an early review from Edward Douglas:
“Hitchcock: Hopkins and Mirren, An Undeniable Great Pair
After having huge success with “North by Northwest,” 60-year-old filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock (Sir Anthony Hopkins) reads Robert Bloch’s novel “Psycho,” based on the serial murders by Ed Gein, and becomes obsessed with making it his next film, to the point of funding it with his own money. Meanwhile, his wife Alma (Helen Mirren) is having her own issues as she feels she’s losing her husband to the film’s nubile starlets, so she decides to work on her own project with a good-looking younger writer (Danny Huston).
Movielovers’ endless fascination with the stars and filmmakers of yesteryear has led to many decent films like last year’s “My Week with Marilyn” and Richard Linklater’s “Me and Orson Welles.” Directed by Sacha Gervasi of “Anvil!” fame, “Hitchcock” offers a similar thrill of getting inside the head of the famously eclectic filmmaker during one of his most creative phases. Despite being based on the novel “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho,” this isn’t just about the making of the filmmaker’s most successful thriller as much as it’s about the stress put on his marriage by his decision to make said movie.
From the very first time we see Anthony Hopkins on screen wearing the fat suit and make-up that helps him transform into the distinctive-looking filmmaker, we’re eating out of his hand and that’s probably as it should be, because there’s no way this movie would work at all at all without believing that we’re watching the man most will know well from his presence on television. This is an interesting time for Hitchcock since he’s already had great success, but he’s also reached an age where the industry are ready to put him out to pasture. This has driven him to the point of wanting to shake things up after “North by Northwest” and when he finds Bloch’s book “Psycho,” he decides to take all the risk and fund it himself.
Hopkins’ Hitchcock is as eccentric as we might imagine from the myths, pulling pranks on those around him and pouting like a petulant child when things aren’t going his way. So obsessed is “Hitch” with the brutal murders by Ed Gein that inspired Bloch’s book, he starts seeing the serial killer in his dreams. We’ve seen plenty of movies about creative types who are haunted by demons, and the movie may go to that Ed Gein well just a few too many times.”
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Hitchcock is directed by Sacha Gervasi and is going to premiere in cinemas on November 23rd 2012.
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