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A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho (1960) in 1959.

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In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma, are at the top of their creative game as filmmakers amid disquieting insinuations about it being time to retire. To recapture his youth's artistic daring, Alfred decides his next film will adapt the lurid horror novel, Psycho, over everyone's misgivings. Unfortunately, as Alfred self-finances and labors on this film, Alma finally loses patience with his roving eye and controlling habits with his actresses. When an ambitious friend lures her to collaborate on a work of their own, the resulting marital tension colors Alfred's work even as the novel's inspiration haunts his dreams. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content and thematic material | See all certifications »

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14 December 2012 (USA)  »

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Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho'  »

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$287,715 (USA) (21 November 2012)

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$6,002,708 (USA) (8 March 2013)
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Tony Goldwyn, Tony Shalhoub, Steve Guttenberg, Brad Garrett, Mark Strong and Rob Riggle were among the many actors seen/considered to play Lew Wasserman. See more »

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In the on-set scene in which Arbogast (Martin Balsam in the original Psycho) is about to be stabbed, Anthony Perkins' character is seen sitting nearby in drag as Norman-as-Mrs.-Bates. In reality, Anthony Perkins was not even on set this day (Alfred Hitchcock used a female "little person" as a double so audiences wouldn't be tipped off to the murderer's true identity by Perkins' height.) In fact, the only time Perkins actually appeared onscreen as Mrs. Bates was during the big-reveal climax in the fruit-cellar. Doubles and stand-ins were also used during the shower murder for reasons of convenience and deception. See more »

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[first lines]
Henry Gein: It's lucky it didn't reach the house.
Ed Gein: Yeah.
Henry Gein: You know, there's gonna be a lot more jobs at that factory in Milwaukee come June. I could put in a word.
Ed Gein: You can't leave us, Henry. She needs us both.
Henry Gein: Can you stop being a mama's boy for one second? I'm not trying to hurt you, but Jesus, you gotta live your own life sometime. That woman can take care of her own god...
[Ed hits Henry with a shovel]
Alfred Hitchcock: Good evening. Well, brother has been killing brother since Cain and Abel, yet even I didn't ...
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After the end credits, there is a brief shot of Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock standing in profile in a large empty movie theatre. See more »

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Features The Heckle and Jeckle Show (1956) See more »

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You're the Only One for Me
Written by Alan Ett and William Ashford
Performed by and Courtesy of The Music Collective
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Hitchcock: The story of a man ahead of his time
7 June 2013 | by (Manchester) – See all my reviews

Since the days of early cinema hitchcock has been the name that has been reviewed as the director and innovator of modern cinema, A man of the screen for the screen and for the audience. So it makes sense that a man of great power should have a film of equal amount of stance.

This film is a film of great measure, Hitchcock, shows the man behind the silver screen and a man who certainly caused a stir, with the film voted as the scariest film of all time. The film follows the mind of Hitchcock as he struggles with the censorship of the studio, the spiritless of the actors and trying to get them to show emotion within their roles and a possible affair his wife may be having with another man. The film starts with brutality humor and a down and out director who although once a great director seems to be having doubts on his ability for creating movies that the audience wont scrutinize.

The humor within this film is very witty and will appeal to people whose humor would follow of a blunt but to the point humor

The brutality of this film is shown in a few scenes of violence which is in perfect style and very little which is needed not to overpower the overall point of the film, The characters within the film are very believable on the grounds that the actors and actresses that have been cast for these roles are very well chosen and take on the roles of the characters given, Anthony hopkins was the perfect choice for alfred hitchcock and shows the exact amount of buoyancy and darkness to the man himself, with some amazing emotional parts which shows the real acting talent of anthony hopkins

with a real star studied cast this film could not beg for more with the likes of Helen Mirren , Scarlett Johansson , Jessica Biel and many many more big named cast member this film will have to star gazing in no time, The cinematography which is used within the film also represents a great focus on alfred hitchcocks style of cinematography dark daring and brooding

This film is a emotional ride through and though and i would highly recommend people sit through the 98 minutes of this film and 98 minutes is the perfect amount of time for this film because no more and no less needs to be said within those 98 minutes

I highly Recommend this film


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