Hitchcock

Review: Hitchcock

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.

Get a Taste of the Psycho Shower Scene from Hitchcock

It’s promoting a website, and the clip is super brief, but a new promo for Hitchcock offers up a glimpse of the “shower sequence” from Psycho which was recreated for this film.  Hitchcock, opening November 23rd, focuses on the director and his time making Psycho.  That’s Scarlett Johansson playing Janet Leigh playing Marion Crane.  Check out the clip inside.

Hitchcock Weighs in On Theater Cell Phone Use in This PSA

Fox Searchlight has released a PSA about cell phone use in movie theaters, however, this one ties in to Hitchcock, so you have Alfred Hitchcock – as played by Anthony Hopkins – talking about what makes him “psycho.”  (Get it?  Get it?)

The PSA is shot using a cell phone in a movie theater.

Hitchcock is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock

From the Set: Shock Attends the Premiere of Psycho on Hitchcock, Director Interview,

As someone that spent the better part of three years making an exhaustive documentary about the Psycho franchise, there was nothing more surreal then turning the corner off of 6th Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, walking up Broadway and seeing in bold red letters the word PSYCHO displayed on the marquee of the Palace Theater, doubling here for the world famous Demille Theater in New York City circa 1960.

As I got closer and reached the entrance of the theater, I was taken aback by the dozen or so theatrical one-sheet posters for Alfred Hitchcock

The Trailer for Hitchcock Has Arrived

The making of Psycho is at the center of the upcoming feature film Hitchcock, which Fox Searchlight is releasing in theaters on November 23rd.  A trailer has hit the web and intriguing it most certainly is.  Under a lot of prosthetics, you’ll find Anthony Hopkins playing Alfred Hitchcock.

Based on the book “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho” by Stephen Rebello, Hitchcock is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville.  The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock

New Poster for Hitchcock Takes the Psycho Approach

A new one-sheet for Hitchcock, which looks at a slice of Alfred Hitchcock’s life and the making of Psycho, has premiered at EW and the latest art takes a very Psycho-esque approach.  Sacha Gervasi’s film opens in theaters November 23rd from Fox Searchlight and stars Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson and Jessical Biel.

On another note, doesn’t it feel like this film just wrapped recently?  Hitchcock faced a very quick turnaround, it seems, and I’m presuming the release date was pushed up once it was revealed HBO’s Hitchcock project, The Girl, locked in an air date (for later this month).

Head inside for a full look at the poster…

Biel, Hopkins, Johansson, D’Arcy – See the Cast of Psycho in Hitchcock!

Fox Searchlight Pictures is premiering a number of new photos from Sacha Gervasi’s upcoming biopic Hitchcock in the latest issue of People. You can check out a preview of the issue below.

Based on the book “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho” by Stephen Rebello, Hitchcock is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville.

The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock

The Poster and Release Date for Hitchcock

Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced that director Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock will hit limited theaters on November 23. The studio has also revealed the poster design, which you can view after the jump!

Based on the book “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho” by Stephen Rebello, Hitchcock is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock