You’ve heard of method actors, but what about method directors?
After watching the new teaser trailer for The Girl, the new HBO pic based on Alfred Hitchcock’s relationship treatment of his leading lady, Tippi Hedren, during filming of The Birds — it’s enough to drive anyone batty! (Vulture)
There’s a new Hitchcock biopic (not to be confused with the other Anthony Hopkins-Hitchcock flick) coming out in October by HBO called The Girl, starring Toby Jones as Sir Alfred — and it covers The Master of Suspense’s scary obsession with female lead, Tippi Hedren (played by Sienna Miller), during filming of The Birds and Marnie.
Don’t get dizzy, but Kim Novak, the star of Hitchcock’s Vertigo, is returning to the scene of the crime — in this case, San Francisco — to make a local appearance to celebrate her movies as well as donate the sales of her personal artwork to charity.
Anthony Hopkins (pictured right) is slated to become Alfred Hitchcock (aka Hop-Kock!) in an upcoming biopic on The Master of Suspense. Hopefully, the one-sheet won’t go to The Birds and will be as mysteriously elegant as vintage French-Cock.
Most cinephiles love Alfred Hitchcock — or at least appreciate the consistent output of “The Master of Suspense”. So now I’d like to combine two things we all can admire — Hitchcock and the French posters of his movies, many of which were done by Boris Grinsson (Vertigo, Rope, The Man Who Knew Too Much, To Catch A Thief) and the super glamorous Roger Soubie (Notorious, North By Northwest).
(Disclaimer: Rear Window is actually the Belgian version, but I couldn’t resist!).