It is not rare to find a director appropriating, or recalling, the stylistic flair of Alfred Hitchcock, Brian De Palma or Dario Argento.
It’s not an easy thing to remake a Hitchcock film. While the source material is top notch, the standard to which your work will be held is a little daunting.
Sure, making a movie monster is tough, but it’s not like anyone can say you were inaccurate if the beast has too many teeth or its nose is too big. Not so when you are trying to turn a renown actor like Anthony Hopkins into renown director Alfred Hitchcock. That was the task set before FX makeup artists Howard Berger and Peter Montagna, and hair artist Martin Samuel when they signed on for Hitchcock, which tells the tale of the famed director and his most infamous film, Psycho. We spoke with the trio about what it takes to work so closely in the realm of reality.
Congratulations to spooky family favorites Frankenweenie and ParaNorman on their nominations for best animated feature film.
The Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and a number of genre and genre-adjacent projects were nominated.
After having huge success with North by Northwest, 60-year-old filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock (Sir Anthony Hopkins) reads Robert Bloch's novel "Psycho," based on the serial murders by E
There are so many ways for a "biopic" to go wrong: actors who mistake caricature for character, history that's been sanitized to make for a more simplistic story; filmmakers who admire their subjects too much to be truly frank and honest about their flaws, and on and on. The light and unexpectedly colorful new bio-pic known simply as Hitchcock suffers from a variety of the standard problems, and perhaps even a few egregious ones -- but there's also a handsome look, admirable tone, and a lot of amusing novelty to be found in Sacha Gervasi's affectionate story about the mad genius who made Psycho.