Having diligently watched both Sacha Gervasi‘s Hitchcock and Julian Jarrold‘s The Girl in recent weeks (and having reviewed the former for AFI FEST), it’s fairly obvious that the current trend to “illuminate” the life of Alfred Hitchcock via feature films can’t possibly happen without also “illuminating” the more unseemly side of the filmmaker. Mainly that Hitch was something of a world class creep who frequently became obsessed with his leading ladies. But while Jarrold’s film is almost totally focused on that element of Hitchcock’s life and personality (his is the HBO feature that stars Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren), Gervasi’s film only occasionally touches on it.
While Hitchcock didn’t go quite so nutty over Janet Leigh during the making of Psycho, his lecherous tendencies are not hidden, particularly in a new clip from the film that features Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock, Scarlett Johansson as Leigh, and Helen Mirren as Alma Reville. In this clip, Hitch has some ideas on how to film that shower scene – ones he’s happy to share with two quite unsettled ladies. Get creepy with ol’ Hitch after the break.
Hitchcock opens in limited release on November 23rd. [via Cinema Blend]