- 2012, Sacha Gervasi, USA, 98 min.
- With Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren
“If you love movies, HITCHCOCK is hard to resist.”
—Leonard Maltin, Indiewire
“Serves up a slice of cinema history so compelling it nails a reality beyond the details.”
—Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
The imagined secret life of Alfred Hitchcock, a man who notoriously kept his private life private, has been irresistible catnip to filmmakers lately. Loosely based on Stephen Rebello’s book “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of PSYCHO,” HITCHCOCK delves into a juicy behind-the-scenes look at the great director’s (Hopkins) marriage to his formidably savvy but long-suffering wife Alma (Mirren) as the production of PSYCHO veers from near-disaster to triumph with her help. Whether truth or fiction, Hitchcock fans will nevertheless revel in the detail, including Scarlett Johansson’s characterization as Janet Leigh. 35mm. (BS)