Hitchcock review and the weekend.

Happy Monday!

R got out of work early on Saturday, and had an unexpected day off yesterday-- SO my weekend was goood.

On Saturday night we went to a double feature at Hollywood's Egyptian Theater-- a pre-screening of the new movie, Hitchcock followed by a discussion with the Director, costumer and writer ("Alfred Hitchcock and the making of Psycho"), THEN a 35mm screening of Pyscho (my favorite Hitchcock film, of course).

It was glorious. We're big Hitchcock fans, so it really was a treat.

And now a short review:

Hitchcock, directed by Sacha Gervasi -- Starring Anthony Hopkins as Hitch, Helen Mirren as Alma (Other notable performances by Scarlett Johansson & Jessica Biel) was such a gem!

Hopkins is wildly entertaining as Hitch, and Mirren delivered nothing short of an Oscar worthy performance (because she always does) as Alma, Hitchcock's wife and business partner. 

The film is a (qucik) glimpse into the life of Hitchcock during the filming of Psycho in 1959, Hollywood. (Which was apparently shot in only 35 days).

Only grazing the surface of what real Hitchcock lovers know (and love) about the man himself-- For the sake of a 90 minute film, Hitchcock was witty, entertaining, and even suspenseful. The heart of the film is a love story between a man and his wife, and a man bleeding for his his art. We get to see that Alma truly was the beloved and brilliant woman behind the (maddeningly) brilliant director, Alfred Hitchcock-- Despite his obsessions with his "Hitchcock Blonds."


Then on Sunday we got some chores & grocery shopping out of the way, followed by an afternoon of hanging out with one of our east coast buddies. 

We took the bus to Hollywood, ate Chinese food, had a few brews, wondered around observing all the Holly-weirdos, took the train, walked home.. and zonked out. 

 And that's all for now. 

How was YOUR weekend?!



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