Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Review of "Hitchcock"

A bit boring really. Must remember not to see films about film-makers. Hitchcock not particularly nice or interesting, even though he made interesting films. Was not nice to people, developed creepy crushes on his leading ladies, was not all that nice to his wife. No suspense in the film, because we all know Psycho is going to be a success. Not convinced by the hallucination scenes in which Hitchcock fantasizes that he is in contact with the murderer who inspired the book and film. Not bothered that he eats from the fridge at night and diets during the day - it's just not interesting.

Only one really funny moment which I won't spoil. Generally the film only comes to life when Helen Mirren is on the screen. Not a long film, but it felt long.

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