If I could name my four favorite filmmakers of all time, they’d be Stanley Kubrick, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and Alfred Hitchcock. I spent most of my early childhood watching some of his films like Rebecca and in my teenage years I examined classics like Vertigo and Rear Window. He’s often touted as the greatest filmmaker ever. Recently, Sound and Sight Magazine named Vertigo to be the greatest film of all time, replacing Citizen Kane.
But I was on the fence for Hitchcock, the new biopic of the director. I wasn’t too sure whether it would be fufilling. Biopics usually tend to disappoint me.
Once I saw the trailer, however, I changed my mind. The movie stars Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock during the filming of Psycho, which still remains the director’s most popular work. The film looks like it mixes in some humor, which I’m not really sure will work, but Hopkins does look incredible. I don’t think it’s going to match up to the quality of either Amour or The Master, but I’ll surely watch it.