Hitchcock (2012)

May 12, 2013 — Leave a comment

Review of Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins. Original article on earlybirdfilm.wordpress.com.

Early Bird Film Society

You wait all day for a biopic to come out about one of the greatest directors in movie history and two trundle along at once.

In the blue corner, we have HBO’s controversial The Girl. Starring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller as Alfred Hitchcock and Vivian Leigh respectively and set mainly during the filming and aftermath of The Birds, it quickened many a pulse with its accusations of a predatory Hitchcock who walked all over his wife and thought nothing of a bit of forced sex with his leading lady. Now, ladies and gentlemen, in the red corner, we have a new competitor in the form of Hitchcock. Starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, as Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville, we follow the chubby maestro as he sets about trying to unleash his pinnacle film onto an unsuspecting public.

The tone of the movie is set in…

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