Synopsis: In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, are at the top of their creative game as filmmakers amid disquieting insinuations about it being time to retire. To recapture his youth's artistic daring, Alfred decides his next film will adapt the lurid horror novel, Psycho (1960), over everyone's misgivings. Unfortunately, as Alfred self-finances and labors on this film, Alma finally loses patience with his roving eye and controlling habits with his actresses. When an ambitious friend lures her to collaborate on a work of their own, the resulting marital tension colors Alfred's work even as the novel's inspiration haunts his dreams.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Sacha Gervasi
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 28 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

You know, Hitch always says...

that your private life is in danger of being

more entertaining than any of your plots.

Well, I'm surprised he let me have you

for the whole afternoon.

Especially looking so beautiful.

So, tell me,

what are you working on these days?

Me? Oh.

- I'm satisfied working in my garden.

- Oh!

- Well, that's one lucky garden.

You know, all this relentless sycophancy

is actually giving me indigestion.

What are you after?

I was hoping...

that you may be able to apply

your considerable pruning skills to this.


All is finally revealed.

Whit, you are a little predictable,

you know?

The most fun I ever had

was working with you.

Anything come up, my dear?

Anything at all?

Is that water,

or do I need to call Alma?

- Do whatever you want.

Anthony Boucher says this book Psycho

by Robert Bloch...

is fiendishly entertaining.

Mmm. Sounds ghastly.

Everyone in town has already passed.

And who is everyone, pray?

Well, the story department

finished the coverage this morning.

the mass murderer from Wisconsin.

- Mmm-hmm.

- Oh, yeah.

"Graphic elements of brutal violence...

voyeurism, transvestitism and incest."

Very nice.

Not your average run-of-the-mill nutcase,

is he, dear?

You're kidding.

Peggy, this is the boy

who dug up his own mother.



Well, you can have half a grapefruit later

if you're good.

Now, listen, Hitch...

Whit gave me the galleys to his

new book yesterday at lunch.

I've already got some ideas

about how we can adapt it.

It's elegant, it's sophisticated,

it's full of intrigue.

You mean the book,

or Mr. Whitfield Cook?

This could be the one, Hitch.

I'll read it later.

There are calories in that, you know?


Aren't you cold?

No need to be afraid, Ma.

Oh, God.

- I just want you to read this little bit here.

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John J. McLaughlin

John James McLaughlin, (March 3, 1865 – January 28, 1914) was a Canadian pharmacist and manufacturer, and the founder of Canada Dry. more…

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