Film Forum: Hitchcock
For lovers of the cinema, horror, and romance: Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock offers all of the above.
Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 22:02
Acknowledged as the “master of suspense”, Alfred Hitchcock made classics that continue to thrill audiences around the world. Hitchock (2012), directed by Sacha Gervasi, opens in 1959, with Hitchock’s studio pressuring the man himself, portrayed by Anthony Hopkins, to retire as he scrambles for a sensational new plot to salvage his career and reputation with the help of his devoted wife. From his early days at Paramount’s London studio to his meteoric rise to world-famous director, Hitchcock’s wife, Alma Reville, played byHelen Mirren, served not only as his long-suffering companion but also as a behind-the-scenes partner and collaborator. At this crucial point in Hitchcock’s career, it took two great minds and talents to pull off the controversial masterpiece that no studio wanted to make: Psycho. The Hitchcocks’ complex and unorthodox romance comes to life at this legendary moment in cinema history, revealing a hidden side of the famous director and the most important relationship—and partnership—of his life. This deeply personal and tension-filled backstory about the making of Hitchcock’s greatest masterpiece “grabs you by the lapels like a Hitchcock classic,” saysRex Reed of the New York Observer. Hitchcock will be showing at the Saratoga Film Forum this Thursday, Feb. 28th and Friday, March 1st at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 3rd at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for students.