Hitchcock Warns Not to Text During His Film or Face the Consequences
Me? I go to the movies in the afternoon when no one is there, if only to avoid sitting in a crowded room full of schmucks who are texting the people sitting right friggin' next to them. It's truly annoying and the master of suspense tends to agree.
Word has gotten out that Anthony Hopkins’ Alfred Hitchcock has recorded a PSA to help put an end to the madness of people fiddling with their cellphones during movies. The most ironic part of this whole thing? The following video was taken by someone USING THEIR PHONE IN A MOVIE THEATRE.
The film, which is being billed as “a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner, Alma Reville,” takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Psycho. Check out Hitchcock when it's released in limited theaters on November 23rd.
Anthony Hopkins plays Hitchcock, and Helen Mirren stars as his wife. Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg, James D’Arcy, Michael Wincott, Richard Portnow and Kurtwood Smith also star.
The project is based on the non-fiction book by Stephen Rebello that tracks how Hitchcock, at the height of his game as a director, decided to make a “lowly” horror movie. No studio wanted to touch it initially so Hitchcock scrounged for financing by himself. The movie, of course, became one of his biggest hits and one of the most influential of all time.
Hitchcock will be released worldwide by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Claudia Lewis, President of Production, and David Greenbaum, Senior Vice President of Production, are overseeing the project for Fox Searchlight Pictures.
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