Posted on December 16, 2012


Hitchcock – Starring Anthony Hopkins as the rotund Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as his wife, Alma Reville, the movie is about the making of Psycho and the complex relationship between Hitch and Alma. 

Hitch likes his food and drink.  He also likes peepholes to look into his stars’ dressing rooms.  You wonder if the making of movies about psycho characters made him a bit sicko himself or if he was always that way.  Whatever, it’s an interesting movie.  Scarlett Johannson plays Janet Leigh, James Darcy is a very look-alike Anthony Perkins, and Jessica Biel is Vera Miles.

 It shows how times change.  The censors were extremely reluctant to pass on the movie’s violence and nudity which seem very tame compared with today’s.