View Full Version : Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho

Ian Jane
03-21-2012, 09:58 AM
So I guess a new bio-pic on, as the title implies, Alfred Hitchcock and the making of Psycho, is in the works. Fangoria posted a cool article today here (http://www.fangoria.com/index.php/home/all-news/1-latest-news/6757-see-toby-jones-as-hitchcock-in-qthe-girlq-biel-added-to-qthe-making-of-psychoq).

I can't say I like Toby Jones as Hitchcock though.


Unless they fix his face with the right kind of makeup, he doesn't have much of a similarity. Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedron isn't half bad though.

"Meanwhile, Deadline (http://www.deadline.com/2012/03/jessica-biel-joins-making-of-hitchcocks-psycho-film/) reports that ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND THE MAKING OF PSYCHO has cast Jessica Biel in the role of real life actress Vera Miles. Miles, of course, played Lila Crane, sister to Janet Leigh's Marion Crane in the classic film. THE MAKING OF PSYCHO, which revolves around exactly that, co-stars Anthony Hopkins (as Hitchcock), Helen Mirren (as Alma Reville) and Scarlett Johannson (as Janet Leigh). Sacha Gervasi directs."

Ian Jane
04-19-2012, 12:44 PM
So now it's not Toby Jones playing Hitchcock and it's Anthony Hopkins? FearNet says so. (http://www.fearnet.com/news/b26074_first_look_anthony_hopkins_hitchcock.html)

That make up job isn't bad at all. And now the film is no longer called The Making Of Psycho, it's simply called Hitchcock.


Paul L
04-21-2012, 06:20 PM
Yeah, I think Hopkins has been down for the role for a month or so. At least, I remember reading about his association with the part in March.

Really bizarre concept. I can see this turning up on daytime television in a year or two, buried between old gameshows and repeats of 1970s cop shows.

I have to say that I always thought Vera Miles in PSYCHO was the sexiest actress in a Hitchcock film. I know Hitch had a disliking for her due to her pregnancy during VERTIGO, and she was made to be dowdy in the picture because of this - or so the myth goes. But she's a gorgeous, gorgeous woman, even in the thankless role she's given in PSYCHO. She was at her best (imo) in the first episode of ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, in which she starred opposite the great Ralph Meeker. Can't say that I see Biel embodying Vera Miles, but we shall see...

Ian Jane
07-19-2012, 04:04 PM
Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren taken from Bloody Disgusting (http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3154828/another-look-at-sienna-miller-as-the-birds-era-tippi-hedren-in-the-girl/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter).


07-19-2012, 04:53 PM
I look more like Alfred Hitchcock than Anthony Hopkins does. Or so people tell me. No kidding. However, Hopkins is a star. Anything he does is going to attract attention. And Hitchcock is stil a star in his own right in the home video world. I think this film is going to be a hit regardless of whether its any good or not. I wonder if it will show the body double that was hired for the shower murder -- the nude that Janet Leigh wasn't told about.

Ian Jane
07-25-2012, 10:56 AM
Another picture of Hopkins in costume and make-up.


Ryan Clark
07-28-2012, 12:49 AM
Actually there are two Hitchcock movies coming out - one is called The Girl, with Toby Jones and Sienna Miller, about his films with Tippi Hedren, and the other is Hitchcock with Anthony Hopkins, about the making of Psycho. I'm looking forward to seeing them both!

Ian Jane
10-15-2012, 03:18 PM
Didn't realize that the trailer for this had gone live.


Robert W
10-15-2012, 06:01 PM

10-16-2012, 07:24 PM
I've always thought Hitch was hilarious, but I didn't realize there'd be so much humor in The Making of Psycho. That trailer gives a lot away. I know I'm going to enjoy it, by the looks of things.

The Silly Swede
02-10-2013, 01:17 PM
I just saw this at the cinema this afternoon, the Hopkins version that is. I liked it. He was damn near perfect in the part. A very fine film indeed. Also, I feel I shall start to wear my pants like Hitch did. Really high, that is.

Ian Jane
02-15-2013, 05:53 PM
Cover art for the Blu-ray release due 3/12/13.


Mark Tolch
02-15-2013, 10:46 PM
Hopkins is fine in this, though he looks like the Creature from the Black Lagoon gasping for air.

Don't expect any revelations, though. This film doesn't get into any depth, aside from the fact that Hitchcock occasionally got frustrated with things. There's really nothing to it. It's like a made-for-TV film that kills a bit of time.