hitchcock_ver4Definitely the less substantial of this season’s two biographical portraits of the troubled filmmaker, HITCHCOCK takes a superficial look behind-the-scenes during the making of his seminal thriller PSYCHO and the misogynistic relationship he enjoyed with long suffering wife, Alma. Directed by SACHA GERVASI and based on journalist STEPHEN REBELLO’S book ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND THE MAKING OF PSYCHO, the cast features ANTHONY HOPKINS, HELEN MIRREN, JESSICA BIEL, TONI COLLETTE and SCARLETT JOHANSSON. Despite a sometimes laughable make-up job (think BETTE MIDLER in FOR THE BOYS), HOPKINS turns in a convincing performance as the obsessive director whose bad behavior, if around today, would probably land him in a civil court. In fact, at a press conference to promote the film, HOPKINS soft-peddled HITCHCOCK’S reputation by explaining that he had an otherwise good sense of humor. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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