Hitchcock (2012) Movie review – A lovable cock

I remember his fat silhouette on my TV screen as a child,I knew this man was odd back then but only now do I find him interesting.

I cannot admit to being a big fan of his movies,I have seen Psycho and can see why in his day he broke new ground and scared the living hell out of people,horror is not my favourite genre as you are always limited to what is going to happen,which ever route you take you will always end up with a bunch of dead bodies in the end,I have no problem with death in movies but it is the only genre which you can predict what will happen to 90% of the cast before you start watching,so I guess I get bored with the predictability of the genre.

Anthony Hopkins plays Hitch’ to perfection,on the face of Hitchcock’s interviews he comes across as a sleepy man who delivers his opinion’s in a monotone voice,when the movie delves into his life it becomes clear that he is an eccentric, he comes across as a man who is constantly striving for something different,if he was around today I would like to think he would take a horror movie and completely spin the concept.

This movie is a good insight,my only surprise is that nobody has thought of doing his life story before,the most likeable part of Alfred’s character is his total fear of creating any scene that may be deemed a cliché,I think he took this fear into his every day life.

7/10

KO

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6 thoughts on “Hitchcock (2012) Movie review – A lovable cock”

  1. Good review. I know a few horror bloggers would take exception to your points about why you don’t like horror. Valid points they are. I’d bet a movie couldn’t be done for ages till they got licensing copyright permissions for scenes used. Aside I noticed you typed favourite as Canadians & British do with the u. Canadian or Brit eh mate?

  2. I thought the horror scenes were very tame in his movies,I guess we are talking about a different time,not sure what they would have thought about ”Saw”.I am British by the way.

  3. Hitch would have been horrified. Sorry couldn’t resist. His was more a psychological horror. That which is hinted at and unseen is scarier than what is laid out graphically. BTW loved the BBC series The Hour.

  4. I used to live for Hitchcock movies when I was little (they were all reruns by then). I like the psychological thrillers and always have though. You’re so right about horror movies being predictable. The only thing that really makes me afraid is a psycho thriller or most things with the devil in it! lol

    I watched the previews for this and I thought it looked pretty good, actually. I’ll have to give it a whirl! Thanks for posting 🙂

  5. I think his psychological horror was good,only problem was in the 80’s every horror movie copied it (Fridge door closing ) I have not watched the Hour,I will try and download it,thanks

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