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
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When Hitchcock is being driven home by Janet Leigh, when she questions his eating of the candy corn (which is not as posh and refined as his usual taste), he says "needs must when the devil drives". This is an old British phrase used in several William Shakespeare plays that means when one is in a desperate situation, one must do things they don't normally do. This line and scene are meant to imply that he is agitated and his mental state is not what it normally is. See more »
When Alma and Whit are driving up the Pacific Coast Highway, the double centerline is yellow. In 1960, it would have been white. 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 »
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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