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Old 12-10-2012, 19:18   #1
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Hitchcock

My money is on 'bad'...... will see it cause of Scarlett tho....

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Old 12-10-2012, 19:31   #2
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This looks ******* abysmal! Who cast Neil Kinnock?
HBO/BBC's 'The Girl' with Toby Jones as Hitch and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren looks way better. He has the voice down in a way Hopkins doesn't seem to.

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Am I the only one looking at this and thinking of Slater the Slag (Jim broadbent)
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Saw this yesterday. I can't imagine it'll win any awards, but it's hugely entertaining.

Anthony Hopkins' performance goes from Alfred Hitchcock to Hannibal Lecter & everywhere in between, but he looks like he's having great fun with it, & the makeup isn't too distracting. Helen Mirren is probably the real star of the show though.

Very good supporting cast too (nice to see Michael Wincott again!) & lots of nice little touches & details for fans of Hitchcock & Psycho.

from me.

Must now watch the BBC thing to see how Toby Jones compares...
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Seen both this and The Girl and IMHO, Hitchcock wins hands down. But I agree about Hopkins' voice going all over the place.

Maybe I am biassed in that the subject matter is different ie Hitchcock is about Psycho and The Girl is about The Birds and I prefer Psycho to The Birds.
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Seen both this and The Girl and IMHO, Hitchcock wins hands down. But I agree about Hopkins' voice going all over the place.

Maybe I am biassed in that the subject matter is different ie Hitchcock is about Psycho and The Girl is about The Birds and I prefer Psycho to The Birds.
Was going to say the opposite. Thought The Girl was sooo much better than Hitchcock. Toby Jones' portrayal of Hitch was excellent. Hopkins' version was a (poor) caricature. And Sienna Miller was excellent as Hedren. Unfortunately, Johanssen didn't really have very much to do. The always excellent Helen Mirren was as dependable as ever, mind.

Hitchcock 5/10
The Girl 8/10
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