It will come out in cinemas on the 4th April
the new movie “Hitchcock”, direct by Sacha
Gervasi and based on the book “Alfred
Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho”
by Stephen Rebello.
The two-time Oscar nominee and Emmy-winning
costume designer Julie Weiss takes care of making the
costumes for this movie. “As a costume designer, you
are part of the merger between that actor and their
character” says Ms. Weiss. For this movie, which
covers the period when the director was making “Psycho”
Julie Weiss studied the film as well as the lives of the
characters, digging through news archives and even
interviewing people who knew them. She haunted
vintage stores as well as the archives of costume
companies such as Western Costume Co., Palace
Costume & Prop Co. in Los Angeles and Early
Halloween in New York.
“We always remember Hitchcock in a black suit,
it was his signature. In this particular script, in the
way it was defined, Hitchcock was our consistent
figure. It was also about his relationship with his
wife Alma, and moments directing Psycho. Once Hopkins
dressed as Hitchcock and came out of his dressing room
you believed he was Hitchcock” says Ms Weiss.
Anthony Hopkins puts in an interesting performance
as ‘Hitch’ : we are exposed to the darker side of
Hitchcock’s personality, such as his lecherous nature
to the female cast and his unconventional directorial
methods. It’s these displays of weakness and emotional
fragility that Hopkins portrays so well. The movie is
set during the making of the 1959 Hitchcock classic, Psycho.
It looks at the relationship between Alfred and his wife Alma
throughout the production and the risks taken, both financially
and creatively by the couple to release the film that they wanted.
This film is a document that reveals the stories of the working
phasesof the masterpiece, from the discussions on the script to
his launch, the filmmaker’s obsessive perfectionism and its
relationship with the cast, the team, and his wife Alma Reville.