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Hitchcock director Sacha Gervasi and producer Tom Pollock talk about the making of the movie and why Gervasi -- who'd only ever directed the documentary, Anvil: The Story of Anvil -- was the right choice.

Banner image: Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock on the set of Hitchcock. Photo by Suzanne Tenner

Banter The Hollywood News Banter 6 MIN, 52 SEC

Kim Masters and John Horn, film writer for the Los Angeles Times, banter about some of this week’s top Hollywood News stories.

- The Leveson Report in the UK is the 2000-page result of a detailed inquiry into the scandalous phone-hacking and bribery charges that have pervaded the tabloids, especially News of the World, the now-closed tabloid owned by NewsCorp.
- Jeff Zucker gets named to head CNN. The former chair of NBCUniversal brings a spotty entertainment record to his new job.

Guest Interview Sacha Gervasi and Tom Pollock 21 MIN, 54 SEC

Before getting tapped to direct Hitchcock, Sacha Gervasi had only one directing credit-- the 2008 documentary Anvil: The Story of Anvil. So he was an unlikely choice to helm a biopic starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren. But Producer Tom Pollock, a partner in the Montecito Picture Company and former chairman of Universal Studios, was sold that this guy -- who had a strong career as a screenwriter -- could do it. Then Gervasi tells how he wooed Anthony Hopkins and how the two had had an unusual encounter twenty years earlier.

 

Guests:
Sacha Gervasi, Emmy Award-winning director
Tom Pollock, film producer

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