History Film / Hitchcock

6th Apr '16 3:52:41 AM mzytryck01
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* KickTheDog: Hitch spitefully calling Alma's personal project "stillborn" is a moment of quite surprising cruelty, considering he understands better than most how much emotional energy creators invest in their works. After she calls him out for it and he has cooled down enough to think it over, he is genuinely remorseful and sincerely apologises for it.
17th Feb '16 7:45:00 AM JamesAustin
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* EnforcedMethodActing: In-universe; Hitchcock torments Janet Leigh with increasingly explicit sexual fantasies while she's filming the car scene.
17th Feb '16 7:41:46 AM JamesAustin
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''Film/{{Hitchcock}}'' is a 2012 biographical film by Sacha Gervasi about none other than Creator/AlfredHitchcock, one of the most prominent film directors of the 20th century, and stars Creator/AnthonyHopkins as the title role and Creator/HelenMirren as Hitchcock's wife Alma. ''Hitchcock'' revolves around the creation of one of Hitch's most prominent works, ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' from its inception as a titillating book he is reading to watching the first theater goers scream in fright at the infamous shower scene.

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''Film/{{Hitchcock}}'' ''Hitchcock'' is a 2012 biographical film by Sacha Gervasi about none other than Creator/AlfredHitchcock, one of the most prominent film directors of the 20th century, and stars Creator/AnthonyHopkins as the title role and Creator/HelenMirren as Hitchcock's wife Alma. ''Hitchcock'' revolves around the creation of one of Hitch's most prominent works, ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' from its inception as a titillating book he is reading to watching the first theater goers scream in fright at the infamous shower scene.



-->''You may call me Hitch. Hold the Cock.''

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-->''You --->'''Hitchcock:''' You may call me Hitch. Hold the Cock.''



* UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode: Censors almost refuse to certify ''Psycho'', which would have left the film unviewable in the United States.
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Alma Hitchcock in real life was very matronly and ordinary, very unlike the shapely and stunning HelenMirren, and Hitch himself was far more wrinkly and flabby around the jowline than AnthonyHopkins in the fatsuit.

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* UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode: Censors almost refuse to certify ''Psycho'', which would have left the film unviewable in the United States.
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Alma Hitchcock in real life was very matronly and ordinary, very unlike the shapely and stunning HelenMirren, Creator/HelenMirren, and Hitch himself was far more wrinkly and flabby around the jowline than AnthonyHopkins in the fatsuit.



* TrailersAlwaysLie: The trailer makes it seem as though Alma suggests killing off Janet Leigh's character midway through the film as a grudge against Leigh herself. Not only is that not the case, but also Alma carefully compliments Leigh at the end on her "professional" behavior--that is, on her ability to resist Hitchcock's attempts to seduce her.

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* TrailersAlwaysLie: TrailersAlwaysLie:
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The trailer makes it seem as though Alma suggests killing off Janet Leigh's character midway through the film as a grudge against Leigh herself. Not only is that not the case, but also Alma carefully compliments Leigh at the end on her "professional" behavior--that is, on her ability to resist Hitchcock's attempts to seduce her.



* TransparentCloset: InUniverse, Anthony Perkins is relatively commonly known to be homosexual. In {{Real Life}} this claim is a... contentious subject. [[{{RuleofCautiousEditingJudgement}} And that's all that need be said on that front.]]

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* TransparentCloset: InUniverse, Anthony Perkins is relatively commonly known to be homosexual. In {{Real Life}} RealLife this claim is a... more contentious subject. [[{{RuleofCautiousEditingJudgement}} And that's all that need be said on that front.]]subject.
6th Nov '15 8:00:37 PM toongrrl1990
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* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Alma Hitchcock in real life was very matronly and ordinary, very unlike the shapely and stunning HelenMirren, and Hitch himself was far more wrinkly and flabby around the jowline than AnthonyHopkins in the fatsuit.
17th Oct '15 7:50:42 AM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Vera Miles was blonde in real life. She's played by brunette Jessica Biel - though she does wear a blonde wig on the set of the film.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: A variation. The film ends with a bird landing on Hitchcock's shoulder, referencing [[Film/TheBirds the next film]] he would work on.



* DidTheyOrDidntThey: Alma and Whitfield go off to work on a story at his beach house, Hitchcock accuses them of having an affair, to which she responds by attacking him for putting her in that situation, but never denies the affair.
** TruthInTelevision: Both Alma and Whitfield would, after Hitchcock's death, admit that they did in fact have a brief affair during the production of ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Discussed while editing the film as Alma notices a bit of nudity in a few frames of the shower scene.

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* DidTheyOrDidntThey: Alma and Whitfield go off to work on a story at his beach house, Hitchcock accuses them of having an affair, to which she responds by attacking him for putting her in that situation, but never denies the affair.
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affair. TruthInTelevision: Both Alma and Whitfield would, after Hitchcock's death, admit that they did in fact have a brief affair during the production of ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: DudeWheresMyRespect: Alma has this attitude, as she opts to work with Whitfield just so she won't be overshadowed by her husband on one production.
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Discussed while editing the film as Alma notices a bit of nudity in a few frames of the shower scene.



* ThePeepingTom: It shows up constantly as a theme for Hitchcock himself.
** A small hole in the trailer walls allows Hitchcock to do this to his female starlets.

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* ThePeepingTom: It shows up constantly as a theme for Hitchcock himself.
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himself. A small hole in the trailer walls allows Hitchcock to do this to his female starlets.



* ShoutOut: The BookEnds, as well as the closing credits music, reference ''Creator/AlfredHitchcockPresents''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The BookEnds, as well as the closing credits music, reference ''Creator/AlfredHitchcockPresents''.
5th Oct '15 10:17:21 PM Mister6
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* ThePeepingTom: It shows up constantly as a theme for Hitchock himself.

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* ThePeepingTom: It shows up constantly as a theme for Hitchock Hitchcock himself.



** Alto a cute moment in the trailer has someone asking how ''Psycho'' ends, to which Hitch replies "I promised Mother I wouldn't tell." This joke, alas, is not in the movie.

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** Alto Also, a cute moment in the trailer has someone asking how ''Psycho'' ends, to which Hitch replies "I promised Mother I wouldn't tell." This joke, alas, is not in the movie.
21st Jul '15 1:50:21 PM omnicritic
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Alfred Hitchcock puts the decayed corpse prop used as Mrs. Bates in Janet Leigh's room. Janet screamed and ran out of her room, demanding an explanation from Hitchcock. "What? Mrs. Bates asked if she could take a nap in your room. I told her that would be fine." Despite the fact that Janet still looked rather mad, we see her grin a little and roll her eyes before she walks off, suggesting this trope.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Alfred Hitchcock puts the decayed corpse prop used as Mrs. Bates in Janet Leigh's room. Janet screamed and ran out of her room, demanding an explanation from Hitchcock. Hitchcock, who says, "What? Mrs. Bates asked if she could take a nap in your room. I told her that would be fine." Despite the fact that Janet still looked rather mad, we see her grin a little and roll her eyes before she walks off, suggesting this trope.
21st Jul '15 1:47:25 PM omnicritic
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Alfred Hitchcock puts the decayed corpse prop used as Mrs. Bates in Janet Leigh's room. Janet screamed and ran out of her room, demanding an explanation from Hitchcock. "I hope you don't mind. Mrs. Bates asked if she could take a nap in your room. I told her that would be fine." Despite the fact that Janet still looked rather mad, we see her grin a little and roll her eyes before she walks off, suggesting this trope.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Alfred Hitchcock puts the decayed corpse prop used as Mrs. Bates in Janet Leigh's room. Janet screamed and ran out of her room, demanding an explanation from Hitchcock. "I hope you don't mind. "What? Mrs. Bates asked if she could take a nap in your room. I told her that would be fine." Despite the fact that Janet still looked rather mad, we see her grin a little and roll her eyes before she walks off, suggesting this trope.
13th May '15 6:59:08 PM RushLimborg
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The film also deals with his relationship with his wife Alma, their struggles with each other and the occasionally petty jealousies that can drive them apart. The film does justice to them as a great couple though and shows their ability to work together to create great works, as well as their ability to work apart and create, not so great works.


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The film also deals with his relationship with his wife Alma, their struggles with each other and the occasionally petty jealousies that can drive them apart. The film does justice to them as a great couple though couple, though, and shows their ability to work together to create great works, as well as their ability to work apart and create, not so great works.




* TrailersAlwaysLie: The trailer makes it seem as though Alma suggests killing off Janet Leigh's character midway through the film as a grudge against Leigh herself. Not only is that not the case, but also Alma carefully compliments Leigh at the end on her "professional" behavior--that is, on her ability to resist Hitchcock's attempts to seduce her.

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* TrailersAlwaysLie: The trailer makes it seem as though Alma suggests killing off Janet Leigh's character midway through the film as a grudge against Leigh herself. Not only is that not the case, but also Alma carefully compliments Leigh at the end on her "professional" behavior--that is, on her ability to resist Hitchcock's attempts to seduce her. her.
** Alto a cute moment in the trailer has someone asking how ''Psycho'' ends, to which Hitch replies "I promised Mother I wouldn't tell." This joke, alas, is not in the movie.
28th Feb '15 2:31:32 PM RushLimborg
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** A non-Hitchcock example has Hitch needling the financiers by saying the finger cakes are actually fingers. [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs Charming, Dr. Lecter....]]
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