PSYCHOTIC MU/RDERER[/spoiler] Also Vera Farmiga from Up in the Air is slated to be Mother. Interesting. I'll let you judge for yourselves which looks like the better Hitchcock. My money is on the Anthony Hopkins one...but it may be full of its own inconsistencies.
HBO's The Girl
As for the REAL Hitchcock films I watched? Masterpieces. All of them. It should be interesting to see how these films' version of the films (even if it all ends up being behind the scenes..) stack up. They'd do best to make it not about the movies themselves, but something else....because you can't just rely on the merits of another movie to try and make your movie great. Novelty wears off fast....as is the case I assume with the 1998 Psycho. Kind of an interesting experiment to prove that movies AREN'T like a piece of music...that could be played by a different orchestra, yet still be just as good as another. There's something about THESE films that make them great...that no recreation can touch. You can't just recast iconic roles, do the same thing exactly, but still think the same magic would be there. These films were a product of their time. A time we can't return to, because too much has changed in the world and in the history of film. With audiences used to gore and sheer violence, how could a Rear Window work? Okay yes I know Disturbia was a sort of homage and was mostly effective. But did it have THAT magic? I'd say not.
Magic doesn't strike twice!