Oct 11, 2012
Hitchcock Official Trailer
We've seen photographic previews of Anthony Hopkins' transformation into the legendary Hitchcock, but aside from his voice he's pretty much unrecognizable in this debut trailer. The film revolves around the making of Psycho, a movie that went on to be classified as one of the greatest movies of all time. Despite the accolades, the film was considered highly controversial for attempting to elevate the amount of 'acceptable' sexuality and violence in films. The production faced an incredible amount of resistance from Paramount, to the point that Hitchcock had to offer to finance the project himself and defer any majority ownership of the film.
The trailer also goes into the more personal aspects of Hitchcock's life, shedding light onto the strong woman who stood by him during the difficult times he faced while trying to get the project off the ground. With a relatively unknown director behind the helm (Sacha Gervasi), I'm hopeful this will actually be an insightful look into the world of a man who played a pivotal role in shaping modern cinema.