Hitchcock Movie Quotes

"Hitchcock" movie quotes tell the real life story of Sir Alfred Hitchcock as he made one of the best films of all time, "Psycho." The biographical drama film, directed by Sacha Gervasi, was written by John J. McLaughlin based on the non-fiction book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. "Hitchcock" was given a release date of November 23, 2012.

In "Hitchcock," viewers are introduced to an aging Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) in the late 1950s. Hitchcock is at what seems to be the pinnacle of his career having just released a series of hit films. Yet, he feels that he work is not yet complete and at the age of 60 seeks out that next big thing. Hitchcock stumbles upon the novel Psycho and is drawn to the boundary-crossing graphic detail the book brings. Hence, Hitchcock selects "Psycho" to be his next film with none other than Janet Leigh (Scarlett Johansson) as the movie's leading lady.

Despite Hitchcock seeing the potential in the story, loosely based on Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein, he's met with a fair amount of resistance during the production and release stages of development. This not only stresses out Hitchcock but also his wife and partner in film, Alma Reville (Helen Mirren). As the two struggle to produce "Psycho," they are reminded of their shared passion for filmmaking, one pillar of their love for one another.

Hitchcock is just one of many fall 2012 movies which are likely to receive a good look come Oscar time. Other favorites include "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Flight," "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," "Anna Karenina," "This Must Be the Place," "Cloud Atlas," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Nobody Walks," "The Sessions," "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D," "Chasing Mavericks," "Alex Cross," "Smashed," "Sinister," "Seven Psychopaths," "Argo," and "Looper."

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    Faintishly Entertaining

    Faintishly Entertaining
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    Alfred Hitchcock: "Anything come up, my dear? Anything at all?"
    Peggy: "Nothing suitable. Is that water? Do I need to call Alma?"
    Alfred Hitchcock: "Do whatever you want... Anthony Boucher says this book Psycho by Robert Bloch is faintishly entertaining."
    Peggy: "Sounds ghastly, everyone in town's already passed."
    Alfred Hitchcock: "And who's everyone, Peggy?"
    Peggy: "Well, the story department finished the copy this morning."
    Alfred Hitchcock: "This is about Ed Gein, the masked murderer from Wisconsin. Oh yeah, graphic elements of brutal violence, voyeurism, transvestitism and incest. Very nice, not your average run of the mill nut cases in here."
    Peggy: "You're kidding?"
    Alfred Hitchcock: "Peggy, this is the boy who dug up his own mother."

    Looking for that next huge movie, Alfred Hitchcock speaks with his secretary Peggy about the book Psycho. While she thinks it's a bomb, especially since everyone else already passed it over, Hitchcock is inspired by the lengths the true story goes.
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    Quit While You're Ahead

    Quit While You're Ahead
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    Male Reporter: "Mr. Hitchcock, you're the most famous director in the medium, but you're 60 years old. Shouldn't you just quit while you're ahead?"

    This simple comment from a reporter, though likely not meant with any harm intended, gets under the skin of Alfred Hitchcock and inspires him to not let his age get the best of him on his pursuit to create possibly his best film yet.
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    Alma Reville: "It was the knife that, a moment later, cut off her scream and her head. Charming. Doris Day should do it as a musical."

    Alma, Alfred Hitchcock's wife, read from the novel Psycho as the two discuss adapting the book into a film. Clearly Alma is being a bit sarcastic when she calls the horror story charming.
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    Shooting the Shower Scene

    Shooting the Shower Scene
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    Janet Leigh: "I do have a concern or two. Well, I'm an actress of course but I'm first a wife and a mother and I'm just curious to know, um, how are you going to shoot this shower scene?"
    Alma Reville: "Yes, you and the Sherlock office."
    Janet Leigh: "It's only that, well from here up, I'm not exactly boyish."
    Alfred Hitchcock: "Allow me to set your mind at rest, my dear. I will be shooting short bits of film from various angles, cut together the montage, will only suggest nudity, suggest violence. Nothing will actually be shown. But of course having you in the shower will make it all that more titillating."
    Alma Reville: "Will you excuse me?"

    Prior to starting production on "Psycho," Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma meet with leading lady Janet Leigh over dinner. As a mother, Janet has concerns over how the shower scene will be shown, something which Alfred assures her will only be an illusion. Not an illusion: Alma's destain for Alfred's appreciation of Janet.
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    Think of the Shock Value

    Think of the Shock Value
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    Alfred Hitchcock: "Just think of the shock value. Killing off the leading lady halfway through. I mean you are intrigued, are you not, my dear? Come on, admit it. Admit it."
    Alma Reville: "Actually I think it's a huge mistake. You shouldn't wait till halfway through. Kill her off after 30 minutes."
    Alfred Hitchcock: "Well..."

    Alfred Hitchcock sees the potential buzz he could receive for killing off the leading lady of the film before the end. Wife Alma sees it too though, perhaps out of jealously, urges Alfred to kill her off sooner.
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    Bloody Hell!

    Bloody Hell!
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    Alfred Hitchcock: "All of us harbor dark recesses of violence and horror. Fascinating, isn't it? When the Wisconsin Police Department raided Mr. Gein's farm, they opened the door and viola, they discovered 10 female heads with the tops sawed off. Pass this around would you and have a look. Masks of human skin, a pair of lips on a drawstring for a window shade oh yes and a jug containing human noses..."
    Female Reporter: "Is this really going to be your next picture, Mr. Hitchcock?"
    Alfred Hitchcock: "Well that is my intention, yes madam. I only wish was that Ed Gein looked a little bit more like William Holden instead of Elmer Fudd. Heh heh heh heh. By the way, try the finger sandwiches. They're real fingers."
    Female Reporter: "Bloody hell!"

    At a press event for the film, Alfred Hitchcock reassures the members of the press that Psycho will in fact be his next film despite the horribly violent real life story that inspired the book. Hitchcock proves that he's all in, including (claiming to be) serving them finger sandwiches with real fingers.
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