A sense of that Hollywood era of filmmaking and lifestyle is nicely implied, as are the stars of the film by today’s generation of actors, says Helene Wong.
You’ll smile at the bookending of this: Anthony Hopkins in fat-suit and prosthetics mimicking Hitchcock’s famous bookendings in “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” (“Good eev-e-ning”). But it’s the making of Psycho that’s the focus of the film, which is based on Stephen Rebello’s book. A former clinical therapist, Rebello had a special interest in not only Hitchcock and psychological thrillers, but also 50s Hollywood, and his recounting of the film’s production is highly regarded.
Sacha Gervasi’s film is an entertaining realisation of that, showing how Psycho ...
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