This first trailer for HITCHCOCK is fiendishly entertaining

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Good evening. With the calendar rapidly approaching Awards season, the Oscar bait is being flung out thick and fast. Well a rather large bit of chum has just hit the water and I really didn’t think this metaphor through before I started writing it. Damn.

In any case, Fox Searchlight have released the trailer for biopic docudrama Hitchcock and it looks fantastic. So please just go click on that and forget my bad writing.

Based on the book “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho” by Stephen Rebello, “Hitchcock” is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie “Psycho.”

While just about everybody shown in this trailer appears to have, with the help of just a bit of makeup and costume, transformed themselves into their real-life counterparts with dazzling effect, I’m calling it: Helen Mirren for Best Actress. Yes, I’m basing that prediction purely on a trailer, but if you’ve just seen the same trailer that I have (otherwise, what are you doing here?) then you could say that the odds are on my side.

The film also appears to have a lot more levity to it than I expected, but I am never one to shirk from jokes, especially when they mention Scarlett Johansson’s ample assets.

Last Updated: October 11, 2012

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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