Posted by: ckckred | October 12, 2012

Trailer Analysis: Hitchcock

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.

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Responses

  1. It’s about time they made this film…can’t wait!

    • I’m excited too. Thanks for commenting.

  2. Good list. My current favorites in both TV and Film alike is – Steven Moffat, Joss Whedon, and J.J. Abrams. They all think differently than the general public of filmmakers, so they are very unique.

    • Steven Moffat, Joss Whedon, and J. J. Abrams are some of the most creative people working right now. Glad you like them as well.

  3. Sign me up I want to watch this right now. I can’t get over the transformation that Hopkins has going on for this role.

    • Thanks! Hopkins is one of those actors who really dives into a role. The only other actor I can think of who can do that is Daniel Day Lewis.

      • Daniel Day Lewis is also super selective which is a refreshing change as well… Nic Cage take note lol

  4. Between Hopkins and Hooper playing Hitchcock (which I find weird, remember when it was Hoffman and Hooper both playing Truman Capote in different films at the same time?) I think Hopkins has the feel of Hitch down better. Still want to see this and The Girl, though.

    • Hopkins does seem more like Hitchcock to me as well, but I’ll definitely be seeing The Girl. Thanks for commenting.

      • Ack – I keep wanting to call Toby JONES Toby Hooper…So replace all my “Hooper”s with “Jones”

  5. Just based on the trailer, I love the vibe I get from Toby Jones’ portrayal of Hitchcock in The Girl. I find Anthony Hopkins makeup distracting. Of course that still wont stop me from watching Hitchcock the second it’s released. lol

    • The makeup on Hopkins does look kind of distracting, but like you I’ll still be seeing it. Thanks for commenting.

  6. I’m looking forward to seeing this film.

    • I as well. Hopkins looks great in it. Thanks for commenting.


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