PYSCHO: Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren Star in Bio Epic on Alfred Hitchcock

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PYSCHO: Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren Star in Bio Epic on Alfred Hitchcock
by Darius Kadivar
22-Nov-2012
 

A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959.(Source: persianrealm.com)

Hitchcock (2012) directed by Sacha Gervasi starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson

Official Trailer:

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THE ORIGINAL HITCHCOCK

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Alfred Hitchcock - Masters of Cinema (Complete Interview in 1972)

Alfred Hitchcock (UK, 1899-1980) is undeniably the world's most famous film director. His name has become synonymous with the cinema, and each new generation takes the same pleasure in rediscovering his films, which are now treasures of our artistic heritage. Hitchcock started out in the British silent cinema of the 1920s, which reached its peak with successful thrillers such as "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1934), "Sabotage" (1936) and "The Lady Vanishes" (1938). Recognized as a 'young genius', Hitchcock moved to Hollywood and set about reinventing cinematic tradition,combining the modern with the classic in films such as "Vertigo" (1957), "North by Northwest" (1959)and "The Birds" (1963). Hitchcock gave talented actors such as James Stewart and Cary Grant the chance to play enduring antiheroes and imprinted the public imagination with the myth of the 'blonde', as embodied by Grace Kelly, Kim Novak and Tippi Hedren.

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THE ORIGINAL PYSCHO


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Hitchcock introduces « Pschyco »:

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INTERVIEWS CAST & CREW

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Interviews: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Jessica Biel

 

Helen Mirren's Official "Hitchcock" Interview on her role as Hitchcock’s Wife :



James D'Arcy's Official "Hitchcock" Interview on his role as Anthony Perkins :

Scarlett Johansson's Official "Hitchcock" Interview on her role as Janet Leigh:

Jessica Biel Official "Hitchcock" Interview on her role as Vera Miles

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HITCHCOCK

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Anthony Hopkins: It's such fun to play Hitchcock (Daily Telegraph)

Anthony Hopkins plays film director Alfred Hitchcock and Helen Mirren plays his wife Alma in new Hollywood movie.

 

Anthony Hopkins says playing Alfred Hitchcock has been the "most fun" since his Oscar-winning role in the thriller Silence of the Lambs.

In Hitchcock, Hopkins stars as legendary director Hitchcock'swhile Helen Mirren plays his devoted wife Alma Reville.

The film, which opens with some special advance screenings in Los Angeles on Friday, explores the domestic life of one of Hollywood's most revered directors, set during the days of his struggle to put the ground-breaking 1960 classic, Psycho on the silver screen.

Mirren also enjoyed making the film and recalled rushing off to work each day: "I couldn't wait." And it helped that the actors have the same approach. "There's no mystery to it ... They talk about chemistry, and Helen agrees with me, there's no such thing. You know your part, she knows hers, and off you go, hope it works," Hopkins said.

The film deals with his on-set battles with censors and his cast including Janet Leigh (Scarlett Johansson, below left), Vera Miles (Jessica Biel) and Tony Perkins (James D'Arcy), and his strained relationship with Alma as she copes with his well-documented obsession with his ravishing leading ladies.

But it paints a more nuanced and sympathetic portrait of the director Hopkins called "a damaged man" than the recent television film "The Girl," which dramatised Hitchcock's mean treatment of Tippi Hedren during filming of "The Birds."

"It's a great role," Mirren said of Alma, a film editor and assistant director in her own right. "So, you don't turn that down," she told Reuters. "I wanted to bring her out of the shadows."

Mirren, 67, and Hopkins, who is also being touted for an Oscar nomination, differed over how the director, who never won an Oscar during five decades of work, would have fared in the Hollywood of today.

"He would have despaired," Hopkins said. "It would have been anathema to him. That kind of artistry is gone."

Corporate control means "you have eight or nine producers on the set, everyone's got a say in the scripts, and even craft services!"

But Mirren differed, imagining "he'd do brilliantly well." "He was a great salesman, and the Hollywood of today is so much about being a salesman and being able to sell yourself as a brand," she explained. "He did that brilliantly. I think the two of them sold Hitch. Hitch was the faceman, he was the brand."

"Also," she added, "his filmmaking techniques would be incredibly successful," given the technological advances since Hitchcock's death in 1980.

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Thank you for the blog, but it wouldn't be quite complete without the picture of Helen Mirren grabbing Jessica Biel's breast!

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/news/helen-mirren...

 

If I were an Iranian actress, I would stay away from Helen Mirren in the next Oscars!