August 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm #66075
Yes I know how many films are being released this year because the list gets bigger and bigger and now we might get a motion picture Hitchcock film released to go head to head with the tv film
The best actor lineup may be so competitive this year it is unreal. The editor of Hitchcock prasies the performance from Johansson. Now the supporting actress lineup may have another strong contender.August 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm #66077
I am having a hard time believing a film from a director whose one previous feature is Anvil: The Making of Anvil (a fun film, to be sure) is going to be front and center in the Oscar race. Weirder things have happened, but very rarely.
Fox Searchlight, which is having a strong year – the Oscar run for The Descendants, making the tacky Best Exotic Marigold Hotel into a hit, Beasts of the Southern Wild on the verge of making the top 10 – has The Sessions (ex-The Surrogate) for sure coming up, but otherwise seems a bit weak later on. However, they do have the possible release of The Stoker, Danny Boyle’s latest (the shooting wrapped late spring), and a couple other films said to be for 2013 that maybe the could grab at. Or perhaps something becomes available at Venice/Telljuride/Toronto that they make a last minute grab for.
Hitchcock almost certainly needs festival play to give it legitimacy. It doesn’t seem like the kind of film to throw in at the last minute, unless it has such a strong lead performance from a previous non-winner (not the case here) a la Crazy Heart that they roll the dice.
Me, I’m not looking forward to this. The pictures of Hopkins make me fear the worst.
I’m not really looking foorrorAugust 6, 2012 at 1:22 am #66078
I am not sure about either of these two. The Hopkins film seems like it will be a bit of a failure mainly because it has a director without the experience to handle such a delicate film. I was concerned when Ryan Murphy was announced to be directing. Hopkins does bear a resemblance to Hitchcock but I doubt it will be a memorable, or even memorably bad, film. Won’t be surprised to see it going straight to DVDAugust 6, 2012 at 9:17 am #66079
I’ll reserve pontificating until a trailer is released. I’m rather intrigued by Hopkins’ upcoming film.September 20, 2012 at 10:17 am #66080
Just announced – the release date is 11/23September 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm #66082
This is scarey….This will be awful……September 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm #66083
This could be good. We don’t know.September 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm #66084
Hopkins has a amazing chance of being nominated. so does Mirren.September 20, 2012 at 8:22 pm #66085
Hopkins looks like a butler in a bad 1970s situation comedy.September 20, 2012 at 8:32 pm #66086
To be a little less snarky, and understanding that of course one shouldn’t judge a film by a poster, what bothers me, if it is a true representation of the film, it looks like a play on Hitchcock’s TV series intro persona.
Based on everything I’ve read about Hitchcock, and talking to some people who knew him (including Janet Leigh and his daughter Patricia), his TV personality had as little to do with what he was like in person as the personae that big stars create for themselves on screen and what they are really like. He was a painfully shy man outside of work situations, not communicative in person, directed his movies almost entirely before they were shot and mainly had assistants convey instructions to cast and crew. In other words, not exactly a dynamo in person. He was the antithesis of spontaneous, hated surprises, was a control freak.
Hopkins is made up and looks otherwise in the poster like the TV Hitchcock. If that is what the performance is like on screen, it won’t be close to capturing the real man, who likely is nearly impossible to capture.September 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm #66087
Hopkins looks like a butler in a bad 1970s situation comedy.
I was trying to come up with a description if what I was seeing in this picture, and you nailed it perfectly.September 21, 2012 at 2:48 am #66088
I’m looking forward to this and wonder where Helen Mirren will be placed as awards’ contender.September 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm #66089
Everytime I see the poster for Hitchcock I always do a double take thinking it’s Peter Boyle or Robert Morely.