Today is National Alfred Hitchcock Day. I enjoy his films, but am not a huge fan. What I am a huge fan of is the recent movie about Hitchcock starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Dame Helen Mirren. It details the making of Psycho, the most famous and successful of his films. The story behind the film was far more interesting than I thought it would be. And it was perfectly cast. I don't know that Anthony Hopkins looked much like Hitch, but he felt like Hitch. And Helen Mirren... well... it's Helen Mirren...
Well worth your valuable time. You can rent it at iTunes, or own it for $15.
And speaking of really good films... Disney has decided to release a series of shorts starring Mickey Mouse in June. As a teaser, they released the first installment, Croissant de Triomphe, at Disney.com...
It's wonderful. And it has a number of things going for it...
Heaven only knows I'd like to see Disney produce more 2-D animation to offset the escalation of 3-D stuff. This is a good start. Go watch it immediately at Disney.com
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I just watched Hitchcock last week and didn’t even realize that was Anthony Hopkins. Now I totally see it in the profile photo on the poster, but I didn’t realize it at all while watching it!
Great movie, I had no idea of the time-line of the story (or plot) before I watched it, just it was a story about him. Everyone was pretty good in it and Helen Mirren is pretty much great in most things!
I am very much like you, I am not the biggest Hitchcock fan, I only really have time for The Birds and Psycho. But I absolutely loved the biopic and like you I was very impressed with the casting choices. Anthony Hopkins, just gets him so right, Jessica Beil and Scarlett Johannson but on impressive performances and managed to not be out shined by the lead stars.
Helen Mirren, what can you say about her that hasn’t already been said. Twice. With bells.
I’m going to go check out that Disney short.