The Lodger (PG)

16:00 / Accompanied by new score by Paul Robinson performed by Harmonie Band

19 September 2010
Cinema 1

Standard - £8.50 online (£10.50 full price) / Barbican Members - £6.50 online (£8.50 full price) / Concessions £7.50 / Under 15 £5.50

Blackmail ticket holders (31 Oct) can buy tickets to The Lodger (19 Sep) or The Ring (3 Oct) for £7 each. Offer only available by booking via the phone on 020 7638 8891

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We launch our Alfred Hitchcock silent strand with the director’s earliest thriller, which he described himself as the first true Hitchcock movie.

Matinee idol Ivor Novello stars as the new lodger in a London house accused by a jealous policeman of being a serial killer.

One of the great British silent crime films, with superb fog-bound London locations, The Lodger is celebrated for its vivid closing scenes in which Novello is chased by a ferocious mob, and also for Hitchcock's first signature cameo appearance.

This performance is accompanied by six piece ensemble Harmonie Band, which has been in the vanguard of silent film music since its formation in 1985. Paul Robinson’s new score (commissioned by the National Media Museum), with its 1920s dance band references and influences from opera, horror film soundtracks and echoes of American minimalism, provides a perfect complement to Hitchcock’s dark, expressionist thriller .

UK 1926 Dir. Alfred Hitchcock 75 min.

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This event is part of:
Hitchcock's Silents
Silent Film & Live Music Series

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