Hitchcock is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Pyscho.
Alexander Sacha Simon Gervasi (born 1966) is a British journalist, screenwriter and Independent Spirit Award and Emmy Award winning director.
Early life and career in screen-writing
Born Alexander Gervasi in London in 1966, Gervasi was educated at Westminster School, and then read modern history at King’s College London. As a teenager in 1981, Gervasi befriended Canadian metal band Anvil when they played London and became a roadie for the band on three tours eventually becoming close friends until a falling out in 1986.
Gervasi’s first position was to work for the Poet Laureate of England, Ted Hughes at the Arvon Writing Foundation, founded by two young poets, John Fairfax and John Moat, in 1968. After completing his degree, he subsequently worked for John Calder of the Samuel Beckett archive helping to arrange a vast sale of Beckett’s personal papers at Sotheby’s in 1989, including Beckett’s own annotated version of Waiting for Godot which sold to Trinity College… read more
The psychoanalytic heart of the film feels like a campy "Hannibal Lecter plays Alfred Hitchcock". But the opening and closing gags are delightful, as is the delicious moment when Hitch awaits (and conducts) the first chorus of screams in response to the infamous shower scene.
Great performances by Hopkins and Helen Mirren. Some decent visuals and some interesting insights into the mind of Mr. Hitchcock. I wish we could get a little deeper into his mind but it is fully intended for a mass audience, as his films were, so I guess it'll suffice.
Last year’s Oscar hopeful, crash-landed with only a consoling BEST MAKEUP nomination, a hagiography of Hitchcock’s bumpy road of making PSYCHO (1960, 9/10), but indulging Ms. Hitchcock, Alma Reville… read review