22 November 2012 1:18 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Alfred Hitchcock is my favourite director and 2012 is turning out to be the year of Hitchcock in regards to films based upon his life. The made for TV film The Girl debuted in October on HBO, which documents the relationship between Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hendren while they were making The Birds, starring Sienna Miller as Hendren and Toby Jones as Hitchcock. But the film about Hitchcock’s life that is getting the most buzz is Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as his wife Alma Reville.

The film concerns Hitchcock’s attempt to prove he’s still relevant to cinema by making the slasher film Psycho. The film is already gaining Oscar buzz for Hopkins’ and Mirren’s performances. Both these films are catnip to Hitchcock fans but can they truly capture who Hitchcock actually was or is he too complex of a man to pin down? »

- Andrew Edward Davies

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