Alfred Hitchcock / GB, 1926
Restoration CreditsA restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Network Releasing and Park Circus Films. Principal restoration funding provided by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation, and Simon W Hessel. Additional funding provided by British Board of Film Classification, Deluxe 142, Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, and Ian & Beth Mill.
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog was Hitchcock”s first thriller, and his first critical and commercial success. Made shortly after Hitchcock”s return from Germany, the film betrays the influence of the German expressionist tradition established in such films as The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1919) and Nosferatu (1922). These films, which used stylised, angular sets, high contrast light and shadow to convey disturbed psychological states, were a major influence on the developing director.
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The Hitchcock Touch
This summer, Eye is honouring the most iconic and influential director of all time, Alfred Hitchcock, with a major retrospective including nine restored silent films. These Hitchcock 9 can be seen in the Netherlands for the first time. For the restoration of these seldom shown first films, material from the Eye collection has been used.
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