Howard Suber's Producers Program students visit "Hitchcock" set

Posted on February 1st 2012 in Announcement

Last Thursday afternoon a group of TFT Producer's Program students got a special surprise. Writer-director Sacha Gervasi invited Howard Suber and his students students to come and visit the set of his new film, "Hitchcock."

This was the last day of shooting for the film in an area in downtown L.A. dressed up to look like New York City during the premiere of "Psycho." Students came and went all the way until the set wrapped up at 2:00A, and several were lucky enough to get to meet the new Facebook of "Hitchcock," Anthony Hopkins.

Read more below from Fishbowl L.A.:

"Suber himself met Hitchcock once or twice at screenings and says that Gervasi-Hopkins have chosen wisely in terms of how they are channeling the Master of Suspense. “Hitchcock’s nose was thinner and longer than Hopkins, so they just put a tip on him, and they didn’t give him the jowls and neck fat of Hitchcock,” he notes. “But I think makeup and performance captured the essence of Hitchcock, and that Hopkins really nailed Hitchcock’s cadence and inflection, although not to the point where it might be considered parody.”

Gervasi has been a regular speaker at Suber’s classes and is one of the industry luminaries happy to offer a testimonial fr the professor’s latest book Letters to Young Filmmakers released in February. ‘Suber’s in-depth knowledge of film is simply unmatched. This is 50 years of cinematic wisdom expressed with wit, precision and philosophical elegance,’ the pupil-made-good writes. ‘An indispensable, inspiring piece of work from a truly legendary teacher who has somehow still managed to remain one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets. Not anymore!’

“Sacha is one of the most sensitive and compassionate people I know, so this story has haunted him ever since,” he adds. “He walked away from being an A-list writer (Spielberg, a script for Dallas, etc) to mortgaging his house and putting his own money into Anvil, which absolutely no one had any interest in backing. He’s one of those rare director-writers who will do a story just because he loves it, even if nobody else does.”

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