Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Gervasi: Hitchcock more complex

Director Sacha Gervasi says Alfred Hitchcock was a complex character

The director of the new Hitchcock movie has defended the legendary filmmaker after a rival drama portrayed him as a bully.

Sacha Gervasi's film Hitchcock stars Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Scarlett Johansson and will be released in UK cinemas next month.

It follows BBC drama The Girl featuring Toby Jones as the manipulative director and Sienna Miller as Tibbi Hedren, who starred in The Birds.

Sacha told The Independent: "He was a brilliant, obsessed director and he would push people. I don't think he was a sadistic monster."

He branded The Girl "a little bit of an oversimplification" adding: "It seems a rare one-note portrayal of a man who was a little more complex than that.

"A lot of people, who were there, do not recognise this portrayal of him as this monster."

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