A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness.
Grieving after the death of her young son Joseph, novelist Betty Fisher enters a dark depression. Hoping to bring her out of it, her mother Margot arranges to kidnap another child, Jose, to... See full summary »
A fictional account of the real life, eleven day, never explained 1926 disappearance of famed murder mystery writer Agatha Christie is presented. On a cold winter day, her damaged car with ... See full summary »
Based on the real life of Dr. Marcel Petiot: During world war II Petiot, an MD living in occupied Paris, promised to help wealthy Jewish people among his patients to flee occupied France ... See full summary »
Christian de Chalonge
May is waiting for her boyfriend in a run-down American motel, when an old flame turns up and threatens to undermine her efforts and drag her back into the life that she was running away from. The situation soon turns complicated.
Harry Dean Stanton
Set in the early 1910s at a time of passionate artistic experimentalism, and based on biographical fact, this is the story of Vaslav Nijinsky, the young and brilliant but headstrong premier... See full summary »
George De La Pena,
Architect Peter Ibbetson is hired by the Duke of Towers to design a building for him. Ibbetson discovers that the Duchess of Towers, Mary, is his now-grown childhood sweetheart. Their love ... See full summary »
In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, 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 (1960), 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
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Although it is not mentioned, Patricia Hitchcock, daughter of Alfred and Alma, did play a featured role in "Psycho." See more »
Dean Martin's recording of "Ain't that a Kick in the Head" plays when Janet Leigh meets the Hitchcocks prior to the start of filming. Filming on Psycho ended on February 1, 1960. The song wasn't recorded until May 10, 1960. See more »
It's lucky it didn't reach the house.
You know, there's gonna be a lot more jobs at that factory in Milwaukee come June. I could put in a word.
You can't leave us, Henry. She needs us both.
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]
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 »
"Cinematic, literary and theatrical reminiscence..."
English screenwriter, journalist and director Sacha Gervasi's feature film debut which was written by screenwriter John J. McLaughlin, is an adaptation of a book from 1990 called "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho" by American screenwriter, author and former therapist Stephen Rebello. It premiered in the United States, was shot on location in Los Angeles, USA and is an American production which was produced by producers Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock, Tom Thayer, Joe Medjuck and Alan Barnette. It tells the story about an English filmmaker named Alfred Hitchcock who lives in the U.S with his wife named Alma and who works for Paramount Pictures whom he owns one more picture. After the premiere of his latest film "North by Northwest" (1959), Alfred is thinking about his next feature film and comes across a book by an author named Robert Bloch called "Psycho" which intrigues him.
Subtly and finely directed by European filmmaker Sacha Gervasi, this finely paced and somewhat fictional tale which is narrated mostly from the two main characters viewpoints, draws an interesting portrayal of the private relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and English screenwriter, film editor and assistant director Alma Reville and of the filmmakers interaction with the two actresses Vera Miles and Janet Leigh who both had significant roles in his renowned narrative feature "Psycho" (1960). While notable for it's atmospheric milieu depictions, fine cinematography by American cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth, production design by production designer Judy Becker and costume design by costume designer Julie Weiss, this dialog-driven and narrative-driven story which provides a closer and less superficial examination of The Master of Suspense depicts two interrelated and intriguing studies of character and contains a timely score by composer Danny Elfman.
This biographical, humorous and somewhat romantic drama which is set in the late 1950s and early 1960s and where a prominent director has to finance his next film independently after presenting his new project to his production company who does not share his enthusiasm, is impelled and reinforced by it's cogent narrative structure, subtle character development and continuity, colorful characters, the reverent acting performances by Welsh actor, composer and director Sir Anthony Hopkins and English actress Dame Helen Mirren and the fine supporting acting performances by American actress Scarlett Johansson, American actress Jessica Biel, English actress Toni Colette and American actor and director Danny Huston. A cinematic, literary and theatrical reminiscence of an historical filmmaker, his spouse, his collaborators and a strenuous production of a horror movie which would become a masterpiece.
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