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Based on the book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello, Hitchcock is a biographical comedy-drama that presents a behind-the-scenes look at the film Psycho, which was marred with controversy due to complaints about violence, nudity and other sexual content and claims that a body double was used in Janet Leigh’s place during the shower murder scene. It also focuses on Hitchcock’s relationship with his wife Alma Reville. Hitchcock follows the troubled financing of Psycho, the director’s battles with Hollywood censors and Hitchcock’s desire to prove to his doubters, his wife and himself that he still had an edge. The film stars Academy Award® winners Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren along with Scarlett
Johansson,Jessica Biel and AcademyAward® nominee Toni Collette.
Having composed music for over thirty films, Grammy® Award-winner Danny Elfman is best known for his scores for the majority of Tim Burton’s movies including Batman, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice. Elfman composed the music for all three Men In Black movies which earned him one of his AcademyAward® nominations.He is also known for his television work, composing the theme songs for The Simpsons and Desperate Housewives (for which he won an Emmy Award®), and as the leader of the rock band Oingo Boingo. Nominated for 11 Grammy® Awards, 4 Academy Awards®, and 4 Golden Globe® Awards, Elfman is one of Hollywood’s hottest film composers.
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Hitchcock by Danny Elfman
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