with ads by Sinex.
He sounds like he's got cork up his nostrils.
Helen Mirren seems to be in good form once again as well.
The Toby Jones version has gotten terrible reviews. Hopkins will triumph.
We've already discussed this.
Hopkins speaks too fast to sound like Hitchcock; it's Hannibal Lecter on speed.
Mirren sounds too "now" and post-modern to be credible as a woman of the 1950s. She's also peeking through her performance.
Johansson as Janet Leigh has got be a joke.
At least James D'Arcy looks like A. Perkins, the one saving grace of this boring mess.
Hollywood needs to stop making movies about Hollywood. Seriously.
Poor Toby; second rate Capote and now a second rate Hitchcock.
I'm so uninterested in these Hitchcock movies.
R5: Based on the ads it looks like Toby Jones's Hitchcock is the same as his second-rate Capote.
I was going to say Hopkins sort of trashed his career by making so many crap movies. Then I realize they would still nominate Al Pacino or Robert DeNiro for the right role, and THOSE TWO have been stinking up the multiplex for the past decade at least.
[quote]She's also peeking through her performance.
Can anyone explain what is meant by this?
[quote]She's also peeking through her performance.
r9 - It's the would-be film critics new version of "Her acting is mannered."
Actually Best Actor should be Richard Gere in "Arbitrage" but I don't know if a film that's available on PPV same day as theaters qualifies.
[quote]I'm so uninterested in these Hitchcock movies.
It would be nice if Hollywood could come up with something other than these self-congratulatory epics.
Hitchcock's life isn't that interesting. It's his work that was engaging.
I'm watching 'The Girl" right now. Toby J is doing a great job.
I found Toby Jones a first rate Capote - much more true to the spirit of the man, r5.
There goes the Streep Lunatic again, making definitive statements based solely on seeing a trailer.
More proof that it is one of the biggest, most obnoxious idiots to ever befoul DL.
I thought Toby Jones made a more convincing Capote and I loved his performance. I think he's doing the best he can in The Girl. It can't be easy playing an icon this flawed. Who knew Hitchcock was even creepier than his films?
I like Toby JOnes as Hitch but everything else about The Girl is just dreadful. What a mess.
You know, if he's good he's got a shot. They're not going to give Day-Lewis another one yet and Phoenix basically told people not to even nominate him. Its been 20 years since he won for SOTL, so he's positioned like M was last year.
[quote]I like Toby JOnes as Hitch but everything else about The Girl is just dreadful. What a mess.
Agree. It was sloppy film making. You could tell it was shot in UK. The building used for the studio look nothing like any studio in Hollywood. And I don't know if anyone else noticed but when the camera was moving slowly into the bathroom while she was taking a shower, you could see the toilet and sink were UK styles not US.
Wow. I give the old girl all the credit in the world but Mirren is WAAAAY too old to be playing a cool Hitchcock blond.
C'mon boys. You know exactly what r4 meant regarding Helen Mirren's performance. Here's Helen Mirren "acting". Based on that trailer, I would have great difficulty suspending my disbelief for any of their performances. I'm sure Scarlett will be nominated for a Golden Globe. Based soley on her Golden Orbs. The silliest reason to cast an actress. Ever. Anthony Hopkins looks more like Billy Crystal than Alfred Hitchcock. Total crapfest.
Or was it filmed in South Africa? There was something about South Africa in the very final credits though perhaps it was just made in the UK with South African money?
The secondary roles of the assistant director, the wardrobe girl and the nanny (or was she just Tippi's best friend?) were written particularly poorly.
And poor Imelda Staunton was left to just phone in her non-existent role.
Mirren is playing Hitchcock's long suffering wife; Scarlett Johansen is playing Janet Leigh, which is appropriate because they're both talent free lightweights.
I didn't know Streep Loon knew the Hitchcocks so intimately.
South Africa is popular for lower budget stuff because there are no unions for film.
He's the same guy in every movie. An urbane Brit with killer tendencies.
'Sides, Joaguin is gonna win it.
Clicked to soon. I can't wait to see his acceptance speech
I think John Hawkes will take the Oscar for "The Sessions." Highly admired character actor + disability role + shows range = OSCAR
I liked the photography and the rich colors in The Girl and thought Toby did well. What's her face was weak in my opinion.
Did Hitch call his assistant a back end of a bus? And why did his wife put up with him? He was so gross to me.
There was a director who despised him too. Was it Premminger?
I can't believe Vera Miles never got a nomination.
Thanks for the support, r22.
It's more than obvious what "peeking through her performance" means. Mirren is not disappearing into the role, but is aware of her own acting and "tricks" - and broadcasts that awareness to the audience, as part of the performance.
Unlike Streep, who uses her tricks to really disappear into the role. (As a side note).
The trailer is all kinds of dreadful, and Hopkins and Mirren club you over the head with their stereotypical performances.
Let's hope the best actor race will be between John Hawkes and Joaquin Phoenix.
r19, the difference is Streep gave a great performance, and Hopkins' is a joke.
Also, Streep had amassed countless nominations, and has largely stayed out of offensive movies (Mamma Mia being the one exception).
Hopkins has sullied his filmography with heinous films and lazy performances. No way is he "positioned" like M was last year.
One final thought, re r22:
Mirren gave the same "actorly", unrealistic performance in the Last Station, and sadly was nominated for it.
I hope the Academy won't make the same mistake twice.
Shocking how vengeful men become when they are sexually rejected by a woman. Hell hath no fury like a scorned man. Even more shocking is that a gargoyle like Hitchcock would think young slender blondes would be into fucking him. Men are just insane.
So you've seen the whole film, Streep Loon?
Wow, it looks great. Shall we say that Toby Jones has the worst timing in the history of acting?
There's no way anyone's walking away with the Oscar this year besides Hugh Jackman.
"And poor Imelda Staunton was left to just phone in her non-existent role."
I thought she did great with what she was given. Toby Jones, too. Sienna Miller was just bland.
"Even more shocking is that a gargoyle like Hitchcock would think young slender blondes would be into fucking him."
A lot of women will fuck any guy who has money and power, regardless of how unattractive he is. Just ask Harvey Weinstein...
I thought Toby Jones did a fine job as Hitchcock when you consider the fact that he had nothing to work with in terms of a script or fellow actors.
Of course, I liked his Capote, too.
Best Actor is going to Hugh Jackman.
Remember, the Oscars are illogical.
Les Mis looks poised to actually do a musical in such a way that it seems more movie than musical and everybody likes Jackman.
Don't know why there's so much hate for "The Girl". It wasn't great but it was well done, interesting and next to "Hemingway and Gellhorn" it's Persona, Citizen Kane and Rear Window rolled into one.
Persona is my favorite movie of all time.
"Even more shocking is that a gargoyle like Hitchcock would think young slender blondes would be into fucking him. Men are just insane."
To be fair to him, Hollywood is the one place on Earth an old troll can get hot young blondes, provided he's able to help her career. But if we accept Hedren's version of the story, Hitch had no clue how to play the game. Most trolls have the sense to be clear about what they want and seal the deal before the contracts are signed, while Hitch established a platonic working relationship before making a move. More fool he.
But I thought the Datalounge had decided that Hitch was deeply closeted.
No, Streep Loon hasn't seen the whole film. No one has, there have been no screenings of HITCHCOCK so far. It's just judging the film based on the trailer. It has no other frame of reference.
THE GIRL was truly dreadful (and yes, filmed in South Africa - all the minor supporting actors - the whole dreadful bunch of thm - were South Africans)
Jones and (surprisingly) Staunton were terrible, but they can't really be faulted for not being able to rise above a lousy screenplay and even worse direction. Miller was terrible, too, but I don't think anyone had high expectations for her.
There was no story to base The Girl on other than: Hitch obsesses over Tippi. Tippi rebuffs Hitch (and ducks birds).
But I would think there's even less story to the making of Psycho.
I can see John Hawkes winning. It is an Oscar bait role. He also passes the "non-jealousy rule", which states that all else being equal, insecure actors will vote for the person who inspires the least amount of jealousy. I read that somewhere once.
[quote]Persona is my favorite movie of all time.
You asshole. Now I have to reconsider MY love for Persona.
I don't think Toby was a second rate Capote at all...I thought he was great.
I don't even like Anthony Hopkins.
This will be ridiculous.
No, the Oscar goes to John Hawks.
Looking forward to Toby's Truman Capote, and have been wanting to see it ever since I read critics calling his Capote the best version.
I did see "Capote" and felt that Hoffman is too big for the role. I missed the diminutive Truman Capote.
Yeah, but will they even mention anything about these scenes that were taken from an unreleased Hitchcock film?