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Hitchcock May 28, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, People, Writing & Writers.
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Hitchcock’s namesake movie, a  masterful portrayal of the mind behind Psycho and other thrilling thrillers, demonstrates how often “brilliant” partners with “bizarre.”

What an odd and peculiar man.

Anthony Hopkins, as Hitchcock, is unsettling, encouraging viewers to keep one eye open at all times.  Helen Mirren, as his muse and wife, Alma Hitchcock, is fabulous, proving the adage ~ “Behind every great man is a great woman.”

Perfect cast.  Crisp script.  One-liners laced with poisonous dry wit.  We found nothing not to like in this period piece that peers through holes in the veneer and sees sides we’ve tried to hide.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Have you seen it?  Does it mesh with your vision of the man behind the movies?