Hitchcock (Sacha Gervasi, 2012). If Anthony Hopkins wasn’t
right for it, who would be? Or was it just a bad idea to start with? Hopkins
gets the voice but not quite the look; he waddles around looking morose, is
occasionally witty, but never has the playfulness you remember from Hitchcock
appearances, that kind of audacity. Hollywood biopics are about turning points
in which important aspects of character are revealed. But was Hitchcock’s
decision to chase a lurid B-movie project (Psycho) really one of those?