Alfred Hitchcock was a great filmmaker, but was also very specific about how audience members should view his movies. When making "Psycho," he requested that movie-goers shouldn't be admitted into the theater if they got there after the film has already started playing.
And now, Fox Searchlight has sent us a bootleg video that will presumably play in front of some theatrical releases, showing Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock telling audiences that the scariest sound is the sound of cell phones in theaters.
Watch the video below and check out "Hitchcock," starring Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel, on November 23rd.
minkowskiwrites: on October 15th, 2012 at 9:22:06 PM
That's awesome. They should do the old theater recording, inside the lobby.
To ensure the people were in the theaters at the start of the film (rather than walking in part way through) the studio provided a record to play in the foyer of the theaters. The album featured background music, occasionally interrupted by a voice saying "Ten minutes to Psycho time," "Five minutes to Psycho time," and so on.