Hitchcock (2012)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Comedy, Drama

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The relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho (1960) in 1959 is explored.

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Did You Know?


Many believe that real-life murderer Ed Gein inspired the character Norman Bates in the original Robert Bloch novel "Psycho", but this was not the case. Novelist Robert Bloch had already begun writing the book before the Gein murders were discovered. Once they had made the papers, however, the author noted the similarities between Bates and Gein. Gein was the inspiration for the character of Jame Gumb (Buffalo Bill) in Thomas Harris' novel "The Silence of the Lambs", which featured Sir Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Lecter in the film version. Michael Wincott, who plays Gein in this movie, also played a similar killer in the James Patterson thriller Along Came a Spider (2001).


Henry Gein: It's lucky it didn't reach the house.
Ed Gein: Yeah.
Henry Gein: You know, there's gonna be a lot more jobs at that factory in Milwaukee come June. I could put in a word.
Ed Gein: You can't leave us, Henry. She needs us both.
Henry Gein: Can you stop being a mama's boy for one second? I'm ...


When Hitch is finished being shaved in the barber's chair we see shaving cream residue on his cheeks. When he looks at his reflection in the hand mirror, the residue is gone, but when we see him from the front again, the residue is back.

Crazy Credits

After the end credits, there is a brief shot of Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock standing in silhouette in a large empty movie theatre before walking out of the shot. This emulates Hitchcock's trademark cameo appearance in most of his films.


Ain't That a Kick in the Head
Written by
Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music


Plot Summary


Biography | Comedy | Drama | Romance

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