January 31, 2013

Hitchcock (2012)

Hitchcock (2012)
Directed by: Sacha Gervasi
Country: USA

Review: For those who hoped to see Alfred Hitchcock’s whole life depicted here, their expectations will be dashed, since this picture only unveils the period involving the making of “Psycho”, one of his most influential films. The initial idea after reading Robert Bloch’s novel soon became an obsession, with the English filmmaker having to find financing for his own movie while the press and movie industry loaded him with pressure. The movie also emphasizes his vision, leadership, humor and a strange fascination for blonde actresses. As he struggled with his creative side, Hitchcock also went through a marital crisis when his wife Alma started to flirt with Whitfield Cook, an opportunist writer. Anthony Hopkins, despite the great performance, didn’t look like Hitchcock. We can’t say this is a thrilling docudrama, but spreads charm with some tasteful details. Perhaps it would have benefited if shot on black-and-white.

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