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Hitchcock

Hitchcock may be a household name, but few are familiar with the woman behind the genius -- Alma Reville, his wife and collaborator. This movie, starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, explores their unique relationship and creative partnership as they produce the film Psycho. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C+
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 99
Theater Release: 06 Dec 2012
Video Release: 12 Mar 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

After reading Alfred Hitchcock’s bio, what similarities do you see between his life and many of his characters? Why does Alfred seem to fear that all women will betray him? Who does he think betrays him in the film?

How does Alma show her support to her husband? What sacrifices is she willing to make for him?

How does Alfred become haunted by his current project? Is obsession or consuming passion a necessary trait for success as an artist?

This movie is based on the book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello. The movie Psycho is based on the crimes of Wisconsin killer Ed Gein.

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