Author: Josh P.
Location: Chicago, Illinois
"Hitch the Suspense"
Directed by Bennett Miller
Written by John Logan and Dan Futterman
Produced by Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, and Martin Scorsese
Cinematographer: Robert Richardson
Editor: Hughes Winborne
Music by Bernard Herrmann
Albert Finney (Alfred Hitchcock)
Imelda Staunton (Alma Hitchcock)
Charlize Theron (Janet Leigh)
James Woods (David O. Selznick)
George Clooney (Daryl F. Zanuck)
Tagline: “"The Man. The Mystery. The Greatness. The Madness. The Suspense."
Synopsis: Alfred Hitchcock, considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of cinema, is dramatized in this fascinating biopic focusing on the famous director's life. Five-time Academy Award nominee Albert Finney leads an all-star cast as the master of suspense. He is backed up by Oscar nominees Imelda Staunton, as Hitchcock's loving wife, and James Woods, as famous movie producer David O. Selznick. Also joining in are Oscar winners George Clooney, as 20th Century Fox president Daryl Zanuck, and Chalize Theron, as the famous Janet Leigh. Producers Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese collided to provide the film, which includes an adapted score from Bernard Hermann composed of previously recorded scores that were featured in numerous Hitchcock films, including "Psycho" and "North by Northwest". Oscar-nominated director Bennett Miller takes on the project joining forces once again with his "Capote" writer Dan Futterman along with fellow Academy Award-nominated writer John Logan.
What the Press would say:
Albert Finney gives a commanding and mesmerizing performance as Alfred Hitchcock. He is flawless and gives an equal performance to that of last year's Best Actor. Imelda Staunton gives another great performance being subtle yet very powerful. James Woods, George Clooney and Charlize Theron also add to the great ensemble. Writers John Logan and Dan Futterman provide another great screenplay with fantastic dialogue and Bennett Miller once again shocks us with grand sophistication in his immense talent as a film director. The movie is nominated for 11 Academy Awards:
Best Director: Bennett Miller
Best Actor: Albert Finney
Best Supporting Actor: James Woods
Best Supporting Actress: Imelda Staunton
Best Supporting Actress: Charlize Theron
Best Original Screenplay: Dan Futterman and John Logan
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design
Best Film Editing