Director: Sacha Gervasi
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson
Hitchcock Director: Sacha Gervasi Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson The film centres on the relationship between one of the most influential
The film centres on the relationship between one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century and his wife. When Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) acquires the rights to Robert Bloch’s gothic horror novel, Psycho, he intends for the project to give his career a new lease on life and puts his financial future on the line to get it made. Although his wife and most honest critic, Alma Reville (Helen Mirren),shares his passion for film-making, she is tired of being sidelined. Plus, his weird obsessions with his leading ladies (Scarlett Johansson) don’t impress her much either.
The film offers viewers some unknown insights, like the fact that Alma was so much more influential than we ever thought. However, the title of the film is quite misleading. Hitchcock is more of an entertaining visit to the set of a horror classic, rather than a biopic of the master who made it. You won’t find any real insights into Hitchcock’s film-making process which can be disappointing for die-hard Hitchcock fans. Regardless, it’s a good movie that is worth watching.
Author: Elka Schaimberg