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In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma, are at the top of their creative game as filmmakers amid disquieting insinuations about it being time to retire. To recapture his youth's artistic daring, Alfred decides his next film will adapt the lurid horror novel, Psycho, over everyone's misgivings. Unfortunately, as Alfred self-finances and labors on this film, Alma finally loses patience with his roving eye and controlling habits with his actresses. When an ambitious friend lures her to collaborate on a work of their own, the resulting marital tension colors Alfred's work even as the novel's inspiration haunts his dreams.
Also Known As:
Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho'
Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho
Release Date: November 01, 2012
Runtime: 98 mins
All Genres: Biography, Drama
Sound: Dolby Digital, SDDS, Datasat
IMDB Rating: 6.9
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With H
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content and thematic material
Anthony Hopkins ...Alfred Hitchcock
Helen Mirren ...Alma Reville
Scarlett Johansson ...Janet Leigh
Danny Huston ...Whitfield Cook
Toni Collette ...Peggy Robertson
Michael Stuhlbarg ...Lew Wasserman
Michael Wincott ...Ed Gein
Jessica Biel ...Vera Miles
James D'Arcy ...Anthony Perkins
Richard Portnow ...Barney Balaban
Kurtwood Smith ...Geoffrey Shurlock
Ralph Macchio ...Joseph Stefano
Kai Lennox ...Hilton Green
Tara Summers ...Rita Riggs
Wallace Langham ...Saul Bass
Paul Schackman ...Bernard Herrmann
Currie Graham ...PR Flack
Spencer Garrett ...George Tomasini
Terry Rhoads ...Jack Russell
Tom Virtue ...NY Theater Manager
Karina Deyko ...Pretty Secretary
Steven Lee Allen ...Crew Member
Richard Chassler ...Martin Balsam
Frank Collison ...Henry Gein
Melinda Chilton ...Margo (Perkins' Double)
Mary Anne McGarry ...Hedda Hopper Type
Jon Abrahams ...Reporter #1
Gil McKinney ...Reporter #2
Emma Jacobs ...Blonde Fan (as Emma Julia Jacobs)
Spencer Leigh ...Nunzio
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John J. McLaughlin
Hitchcock Horror Film Trailer 1
- Real-life murderer Ed Gein inspired the character Norman Bates in the original Robert Bloch novel 'Psycho'; Gein also inspired the character of Jame Gumb (Buffalo Bill) in Thomas Harris' novel 'The Silence of the Lambs' which featured Anthony Hopkins in the film version.
Anthony Hopkins is one of a number of several top British and American actors who actively pursued the role of Alfred Hitchcock.
The film was shot in 36 days.
During the lengthy development process, actresses considered or seen for the roles of Janet Leigh and Vera Miles included Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Evan Rachel Wood, Abbie Cornish, January Jones, Chloë Sevigny, Kate Mara, Brit Marling, Ashley Greene, Emilie de Ravin, Camilla Belle, Natalie Dormer, Diana Agron, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Sarah Gadon. In the end, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel were cast.
Among actors considered/auditioned to play Anthony Perkins were Ben Barnes, Jack Huston, Jackson Rathbone, Tom Felton, Ryan Merriman, Aaron Johnson.
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Rating: 7.9 out of 10.0 - 71 votes cast total
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