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
Great performances but unfocused movie. The scenes w/ Gein are pointless but the film references are appreciated. And while the scene with Hitchcock in the theater lobby was the clear standout in terms of hilarity and execution this film could've been great if they got the rights to use certain aspects to Psycho itself.
This mess of a film hardly does any justice to the outstanding directing talent of Alfred Hitchcock nor to his equally cinema-savvy wife Alma Reville. What could have been an interesting look behind the scenes of one of the most popular thrillers of all time soon turns into a ridiculously simplistic character study and culminates in an ending only suitable for dull romantic movies.
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