This week's movie rental was Hitchcock. The movie starred Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, and Scarlett Johansson, and is ...
a 2012 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Sacha Gervasi and based on Stephen Rebello's non-fiction book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho .... Hitchcock centers on the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of Psycho, a controversial horror film that became one of the most acclaimed and influential works in the filmmaker's career.
I was looking forward to seeing this as I've seen many of Hitchcock's movies. I've posted about some of them here ... Rebecca ... Notorious ... Vertigo ... I Confess ... and I've also seen Strangers ona Train, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, North by Northwest, Psycho, The Birds, and Marne. I didn't like them all - some of the storylines, especially the way the women characters were written, were disturbing - but overall I liked most of those I've seen, I guess because they remind me of my grandfather.
Roger Ebert gave the film 3 out of 4 stars in his review (sad to think I won't be able to rely on his reviews anymore). For those who plan to see the movie but don't know much about Hitchcock, there's an article in The Atlantic that's informative - Catching the References in 'Hitchcock,' From 'The Birds' to the Blondes
Here's a trailer ...
I think I'll look for some more of his movies at the library :)