Oooh I love my job, so I do.
Some not so good films. Some right naff ones, too.
Hitchcock unfortunately falls into the latter category for me and let me babble as to why!
I am pretty impressed with the fat suit / prosthetic double chin combo they've got goin' on here - Anthony Hopkins really does look the part.
The film revolves around the relationship between The Master and his unsung wife and collaborator, Alma Reville, at a time when Hitchcock's career was hanging in the balance. Studios refused to fund his latest brainchild, Psycho, a film that went on to become the most acclaimed and influential film of his career. It stands at 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and if you haven't seen it WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
Ooh its a classic, hide behind the pillow, sleep with the lights on, don't trust your neighbor horror film.
This - Hitchcock - was to give a bit of an insight as to the making of Psycho...
I hear you squeal (or theres a talking mouse hanging about my living room somewhere). Well, it could have been folks. We're talking a film about a masterpiece, made by the master of cinema!
I'm going to say master one more time, I like it.
Hopkins does nothing for me; he's just a bit bland. Not awful, but just, bleh. I have to say, Helen Mirren is fantastic - couldn't she rock the pink hair in this film too?
That'd make it a little more exciting.
One of my all time cine-faves include Psycho and frankly this film does it, nor its maker, no justice.
Just re-watch Hitchcock's masterpiece (heh) again.
Have you seen Hitchcock? Will you?
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