The Master of Suspense is finally getting a biopic of his own, but -- as with so many of his classic films -- this is one story that might not turn out like you expect.
It could be argued that the most interesting films tend to be made by the most interesting filmmakers. A true testament to the genius of auteurs such as Akira Kurosawa, and Werner Herzog is that they somehow managed to make movies that were as compelling as their own lives. Yet be that as it may, biopics about filmmakers are few and far between, and understandably so. If -- for example -- the likes of Taylor Hackford were to apply the same formulaic approach by which he made 'Ray' to a plain re-staging of the life and loves of Jean-Luc Godard, the resulting film would be mauled by the critical cogneoscenti as reductive and unworthy of the genius that inspired its telling.