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Alfred Hitchcock would like you to shut off your Cell Phones during movies!

Hey folks, Harry here...   Just saw this PSA from Alfred Hitchcock (as he's been brought to life by Sir Anthony Hopkins) which is of course a viral marketing piece for the upcoming film, HITCHCOCK - whose trailer looks tremendous.   Now - share the hell out of this...

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  • Oct. 15, 2012, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Ironically, this video was shot with a cell phone

    by Logan_1973

    You're killing me, Smalls.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 5:41 p.m. CST

    I'll say it once again...Hopkins Node ruins everything

    by Redhead_Redemption

    They probably spent hundreds of thousands to give hopkins life like neck fat and they kept his pointy nose? Hitchcock had a wider rounder nose, Any Makeup artist could have fixed that with any number of appliances

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 5:42 p.m. CST

    *Nose...fuck Now i look like an idiot

    by Redhead_Redemption

    my perfect reputation is tarnished, I hope the internet will forgive me

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 5:47 p.m. CST

    What are these new fangled "Cel" Phones?

    by JMoe

    Dang Whippersnappers!

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Node still works.

    by paper

    It's still a protrusion!

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 6:06 p.m. CST


    by Nurman Vistosky

    I'm not amused.

  • he doesn't have to be Hitchcock's doppelganger. Better he not look exactly like him than get covered in a shitload of latex. That always looks terrible.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Too ironic

    by Rogue Trooper

    I'd share this if it was a legit copy. The irony of sharing a mobile phone version is just too much for me to handle.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 6:21 p.m. CST

    bad casting. doesn't look like him, doesn't sound like him.


    there has to be a ton of overweight balding actors...known, semi-known and unknown that would have been better for the role.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Gotta live a cell phone bootleg of an anti-cell phone ad.

    by tomandshell

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Love. Curse our inability to edit.

    by tomandshell

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 6:26 p.m. CST

    I don't understand movies like this...


    I mean... I like Alfred Hitchcock. I like Anthony Hopkins. But why do we make movies where people impersonate dead celebrities? It becomes a game of "how good did the actor impersonate the dead celebrity" rather than the movie being judged on if it's actually any good or not. I would much prefer a REAL documentary on Alfred with REAL archival footage of him so I can know the REAL him if I want to and have Hopkins and the director of this film do something else. However, the movie does look interesting and I will be seeing it. Not much to choose from these days.

  • I say Tony cause, ya know, me and Hop are close like that. But seriously, you know it's totally true.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 7:34 p.m. CST

    I thought he sounded pretty good *shrug*

    by Mugato5150

    movie itself doesn't really interest me though. As much as I like Hollywood history, I too would rather just watch a documentary. But just give Hopkins the Oscar nom now. The academy loves this kind of shit.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST


    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Nixon. I bet after 5 mins you forget he's in makeup. If Sir Anthony brings his A game, this should be a treat.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 8:08 p.m. CST

    I thought this was another digital zombification.

    by LapdogOfSatan

    On a seperate note, stop cursing the lack of an editing feature. Pay attention to what you're doing the first time. Everyone understands your insightful, nuanced observations and rapier wit must be shared immediately.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 8:46 p.m. CST

    sounds too much like Hopkins imitating Hitchcock

    by Titus05

    rather then Hopkins portraying Hitchcock

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 8:53 p.m. CST

    VERY underwhelmed by Hopkins' impression

    by WWBD

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST

    they should have Avatarized him with the Weta CGI tech.

    by frank

    Hopkins should have provided the performance and Weta the Hitchcok cgi skin.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Do we get to see Scarlett's tits in this?


    They bounce like my wife's boobs, but I wanna see what they look like.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 9:37 p.m. CST

    cavejohnson, that's the worst idea I've read on this site

    by Mugato5150

    since Herc decided to make a James Bond thread about universal healthcare.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 10:06 p.m. CST

    In a similar vein ...

    by The StarWolf

    The start of the very amusing TAMPOPO has a yakuza type mobster casually walk up to a guy munching snacks in the theatre and informs him that, if makes noise eating during the film, he'll kill him. I wish I could have the guy with me when I go to films. He'd have his work cut out dealing with idiots who don't know the difference between a cinema and a telephone booth.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 10:49 p.m. CST

    I came up with a solution to annoying movie goers

    by Bobo_Vision

    A tiny water gun. This only works in certain situations. The theater has to be empty enough so that you don't spray the wrong person, but have enough people so that when they look back, they won't know it's you. Also, they have to be people who can't outrun you and beat you up. You're welcome.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 10:50 p.m. CST

    So lame

    by Glenn

    Has anybody considered that those of us who are wealthy, need to check our stocks a few times a day whether we're in a theatre or not? You guys act so friggin' entitled to your movies, makes me sick; people's lives go on, no matter where they happen to be during the day. Lighten up.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Making of...

    by Glenn

    I've always thought a little film about what ILM was doing on a pic called "Star Wars" would be a fun film...on the cusp of churning out greatness...the supposed wild antics...building of new equipment...George...Dykstra... What say you, would this have any commercial appeal beyond Comic Con? From what I hear, things got pretty wild at that little shop in Van Nuys. You could make a "Hangover" type film mixed with nerdy geniuses and Hollywood, a real statement of time and place...

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 10:55 p.m. CST


    by Glenn

    I've considered investing in some sort of signal-blocking technology for my immediate proximity...ever researched it? That way the asshole couldn't complain about water...

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:05 p.m. CST


    by Bobo_Vision

    I've heard about it, but actually I usually can zone out the people texting without too much annoyance, but the people talking in movies really burn me. Happened while watching Argo this weekend. It was good that I didn't have my water gun with me because after the lights came up at the end, it turns out they were wheelchair bound and retarded.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:41 p.m. CST


    by Glenn

    Retarded as in mentally-challenged? What the hell were they doing in a movie like that in the first place then? Txting/talking, it's all the same to me. I have a buddy who refuses to see movies anymore with me because I had the gall to tell him not to do it around me, ever. People amaze me with their entitled feelings.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:25 a.m. CST

    I'm more excited for THE GIRL on HBO

    by CountOrlok

    At least Toby Jones tried to get the voice right.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Too many typos in talkback. Posting from your phone?

    by onezeroone

    Irony continues...?

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 6:29 a.m. CST

    @logan_1973 nailed it LOL

    by Wcwlkr

    I'm cracking up as it says the message whilst someone with their cell phone records it LOL. Wel it didn't say no recording.

  • Especially if the phone is on silent. I never understood the complaint there.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Hitchcock should only ever be played by Timothy Spall.


    He's got Hitch and Churchill locked.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Sounds more like Michael Winner to me

    by i_got_worms

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 6:54 a.m. CST

    ...and on that note....

    by i_got_worms

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    by i_got_worms


  • Oct. 16, 2012, 7:11 a.m. CST

    It's "could NOT care less", people.

    by MovieManStill

  • He has only been acting for more years you have been alive. Go get a job.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    The problem with texting in the theatre

    by Jesuswasarobot

    Is there is supposed to be one light source: the screen. It's why they dim the lights in the theatre, to focus your attention on the screen. Every time one of your phones lights up my experience is broken as my attention is drawn to your lit up device.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST


    by coolhive

    What don't you fools get about light emitting cell phones in a darkened theater? Texting may be quiet, but if you're sitting in front of me, your fucking cell phone's light is distracting. Why the hell should I have to look past a dozen or more flashlights shining back at me when I paid too much to watch the damn movie in the first place? GO TEXT OUTSIDE OR IN THE LOBBY, FOOLS. Why are you even there?

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Just announced...Happy Madison to do an the animated Meme: The Movie!!!

    by kindofabigdeal

    Adam will be playing Scumbag Steve. Rob Schnieder is Bad Luck Brian. Steve Buscemi is Success Kid. Chris Rock is 3rd World Success Kid. Peter James is Forever Alone. Nick Swardson is Karate Kyle. Drew Barrymore is Overly Attatched Girlfriend. David Spade is Pedobear. Allen Covert is Good Guy Greg. Peter Dante is Bachelor Frog. David Hasselhoff is Insanity Wolf. with Keanu Reeves as Conspiracy Keanu and Sean Bean as One Doesn't Simply... Winter 2013

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Theaters should be made Dead zones for cell phones

    by magazoid

    I almost NEVER go to the movies anymore because I know I'll be bathed in the bright blue glow of some self absorbed dumb fuck. It happens EVERY FUCKING TIME! I HATE FUCKING CELL PHONES!

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Thank you coolhive

    by Jesuswasarobot

    When dude said "Never understood the complaint there," I wanted to scream and put a bullet in someone's head. That's the entire problem with society. Not only that you don't understand the complaint once it has been made, but that you have no forethought, empathy, and simply can't comprehend in the first place a person existing who isn't you with thoughts that aren't your own that might want different things and who might be worthy as a fellow human of subtly adjusting your public behavior for.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST


    by Jesuswasarobot

    Some people should really never, ever, ever try and be funny. Ever. For the betterment of society. None of what you have to say is either clever, entertaining, funny, or relevant. Scroll up a couple posts for evidence.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    I went to the local "art" house a few weeks back to see The Master

    by Samuel Fulmer

    And let me tell you, the over 60 crowd is ten times worse then the kids when it comes to talking during movies and playing with their cell phones.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    For some asinine reason, it's illegal for movie theaters to install phone jammers

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Plus, even if theaters DID install them, people would still open their phones constantly, and be saying out loud, "Dude, my phone doesn't work...!", which would be even more distracting.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Phones are a problem easily solved

    by Smartacus

    Anyone who refuses to comply with simple phone restrictions in public places where they create a problem (driving, watching a movie, etc) should be subject to having their phone shoved up their ass. Literally any person who is so inclined should have society's permission to sexually assault the offender with his or her own phone. Then they should be charged an exorbinant fee by an emergency room to remove the phone.

  • Yet it's a problem i understand it just like everyone here who probably loves movies and obeys the unwritten rules of phone off, shut the fuck up and no pee breaks. Yet some are wankers and talk, text and make calls. Personally i feel they should be instantly ejected from the movie and it should be routinely done to discourage these activities. recently i had a dreadful time of seeing a movie where the staff actually brought 3 drunk women in their 40's to their seats where they actually talked throughout the movie and people complained but nothing was done. I don't understand how staff would not eject them instantly instead of making probably 100+ people resent going to this cinema due to their attitude towards talking and drinking.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Pocket s water pistols, guys.

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Pocket-sized water pistols

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 3:36 p.m. CST

    illegal to jam them because of emergencies....

    by Mugato5150

    ....and yet people have been going to movies for 3/4 century before cell phones were even invented and society somehow survived. And please don't cite the Batman shooting every time an issue about theaters comes up. It was much more dangerous to go to a theater in the early 90s with all the =urban= films. I must be lucky though, I rarely have problems with people and their phones in my theater and when it does happen, it's usually and old person. Although problems with people bumping into me because they have their heads buried in their phones are still all teenagers.

  • I hope his insanity plea includes a total hatred of patrons on their cell phones. Then the blame can be put on those people.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 4:14 p.m. CST

    @jesuswasarobot: apology

    by kindofabigdeal

    Sorry if you didn't find my Meme movie humorous or amusing. I wasn't trying to make you laugh as much as I was pointing out the trend of retarded movies aimed at retards that Hollywood has been cranking out in full speed. Part of it was in response to people who either dislike this movie or dislike the actors take on the character. They are granted their own opinions but sometimes I just feel like they hate just to hate. I like the idea of the process of film making being dramatized for the big screen. First we had Orson Welles and now Hitchcock. I'm hoping maybe we get Kubrick next and get some behind the scenes of Eyes Wide Shut where he took Cruise and Kidman to a hotel to "work out some scenes". In any case I'm sorry if my post was lame and I will refrain from ever attempting humor, sarcasm, or general jackassery.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Another makeup miss for Hopkins - Should've hired Timothy Spall

    by tangcameo

    Now HE would look like Hitchcock! Hopkins' Nixon looked more like Ed Sullivan which made me wish he HAD made an Ed Sullivan movie.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST

    ...or Adrian Scarborough

    by tangcameo

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Dial M on your Blackberry for Murder

    by Gorgomel

    Hitchcock was way ahead his time indeed!

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 6:12 p.m. CST

    If I actually got you down, kind

    by Jesuswasarobot

    I sincerely apologize. I was being the asshole on the internet and forgetting myself a human exists on the other end of the post.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 6:16 p.m. CST

    @kindofabigdeal: apology

    by Jesuswasarobot

    You may not be a master satirist yet (lame texty smiley face), but Jesus Christ son, neither am I, so if you enjoy writing I encourage you and wish you the best in the future.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 7:24 p.m. CST

    The problem with Hopkins' Hitchcock

    by jazzdownunder

    Is that he looks and sounds a lot like Hitchcock some of the time and then does or says something that grabs you by the scruff of the neck and shoves your nose in your own suspended disbelief before shoving it down your throat screaming IT'S HOPKINS YOU BLOODY IDIOT CAN'T YOU SEE AND HEAR HIM LOOOOK !!! LIIIIISTEN !!!! After that it takes a while to buy back in to the impersonation, and just when you do you get yelled at all over again. Shame, cos Johannsson is SMOKING as Leigh, but I can't sit through 2 hours of Hopkinscock just for that.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Saw a PSA before Looper ...

    by DrMorbius

    with the Finding Nemo cast, where Bruce the Shark eats the asshole that's talking on the phone!!! Now, if only, Life would imitate Art!