Exclusive: Cohen Media Group has acquired all North American distribution rights to filmmaker Mark Cousin’s Alfred Hitchcock doc My name is Alfred Hitchcock.
The film premiered in Telluride and checked it out Psycho And Vertigo A large part of the director’s work is to explore his techniques, themes and obsessions. A theatrical release is planned for later this year.
Cousins, who uses actor and impressionist Alastair McGowan to portray Hitch in voiceover, connects the stylistic dots running through the director’s more than 50 films, from revered classics to Northwest by North, Psycho And rear window Less frequently discussed but interesting works viz Paradine case, sabotage And more, returning to his silent films.
The deal, announced by Charles S. Cohen, chairman and CEO of Cohen Media Group, was brokered by Robert Aronson, senior vice president of CMG, and Cleo Weger, head of sales at London-based film sales company Dogwof.
Among positive reviews, Todd McCarthy of Deadline called the film “a slick, free-wheeling, deeply informed salute”.
The film is produced by Hopscotch Films, longtime collaborators with Cousins on the original The Story of Film, Women Make Filmand the 2021 Cannes premiere The Story of Film A New Generation.
Cousins said: “Alfred Hitchcock did psychoanalysis in the 20th century. He drew us in with the beauty of Ingrid Bergman and the glamor of Cary Grant. When he penetrated us, he found our fears, our secrets, our weaknesses. In this film, I have a new way of showing Trying to figure out how he did it, how his imagination worked. Hitchcock’s life is long gone, but what are his themes? I’m delighted to be working with Cohen Media again.”
Cousins has explored the world of cinema in dozens of projects, from Storm by Jeremy Thomas, Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (Cohen releases both). Orson Welles’ eyes And the epic 16-hour Movie Story: An Odyssey.