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Hitchcock [Blu-ray] [US Import]
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When it was first announced that Anthony Hopkins was to take on the role of Alfred Hitchcock in a movie co-starring Helen Mirren, the immediate assumption was that awards, somewhere down the line, would follow. They didn't, though, and Hitchcock got lost in the midst of a busy Oscar race. Rediscovering it on disc, however, and there's no shortage of things to like in director Sacha Gervasi's interesting, diverting film.
Hitchcock centres its story around the making of the director's masterpiece, Psycho, and it's through this that Gervasi touches on the many qualities and frailties behind Alfred Hitchcock's public persona. The film explores, too, his marriage to his wife Alma, played by Mirren, and where she fits into the Psycho jigsaw. Hers is not an insignificant contribution.
In truth, Hitchcock is an uneven film, and a surprisingly unambitious one in terms of the story that it wants to tell. But it does still have plenty going for it, not least the strength of its acting ensemble. Hopkins is excellent in the title role, and Helen Mirren too emerges with a lot of credit. Able support come from Scarlett Johansson, too. And when you're done with the film, there's much of interest in the extra features too.
So, perhaps it was right that Hitchcock the movie didn't bother the Oscars too much, although Anthony Hopkins does feel a little overlooked. But the film itself, and the disc it's on, are both worth a look. --Jon Foster --This text refers to the DVD edition.
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This is not about Hitchcock, director of many films, this is about the making of Psycho and the key players involved therefore the title is a bit misleading. What about Hitchcock pre and post Psycho? Hardly a mention!
As a film documentary it is good, as a film in its own right then underwhelming. This is a film that will interest those of a certain age/generation i.e. those who liked "Psycho'. I can't imagine your average young adult being interested.
The acting was okay; the script rates a tad lower, in my book.
And it just came across as ... well, a film. Which is exactly what I don't expect when you have Helen Mirren and Anthony Hopkins in the lead roles.
My hubby said, "Even seeing Scarlet Johannson in her wherewithals wasn't worth it." And, trust me, that speaks volumes!
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