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The lodger : a story of the London fog / Michael Balcon and Carlyle Blackwell, by arrangement with C.M. Woolf, present ; scenario, Eliot Stannard ; produced by Gainsborough Pictures ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Downhill / C.M. Woolf and Michael Balcon present ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; produced by Gainsborough Pictures ; scenario, Eliot Stannard

Blu-ray Blu-ray ([2017])
Description: 1 videodisc , Blu-ray (91 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert
Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
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  • ISBN: 1681433176
  • ISBN: 9781681433172
  • Edition: Blu-ray special edition
General Note: Silent film with English intertitles and orchestral score
Special features: Downhill, director Alfred Hitchcock's 1927 feature film starring Ivor Novello, in a 2k digital restoration with a new piano score by Brand; new interview with film scholar William Rothman on Hitchcock's visual signatures; The Bunting House: new video essay by art historian Steven Jacobs about Hitchcock's use of architecture; excerpts from audio interviews with Hitchcock by filmmakers Fran├žois Truffaut (1962) and Peter Bogdanovich (1963); radio adaptation of The Lodger from 1940, directed by Hitchcock; new interview with Brand on composing for silent film; essays (in insert) on The Lodger and Downhill by critic Philip Kemp
Includes the 1927 silent Hitchcock film, Downhill, also known as When boys leave home: Public schoolboy Roddy Berwick is expelled from school when he takes the blame for a friend's theft and his life falls apart in a series of misadventures
"A restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Network Releasing and Park Circus Films"--Opening screens
Based on the novel by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1927
Title from title frame
Creation/Production Credits: Director of photography, Baron Ventimiglia ; art directors, C. Wilfrid Arnold and Bertram Evans ; editor and titling, Ivor Montagu ; new orchestral score, Neil Brand ; music performed by the Orchestra of Saint Paul's
Participant or Performer: The Lodger: Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney, June, Malcolm Keen
Summary: "With his third feature film, The Lodger: a Story of the London Fog, Alfred Hitchcock took a major step toward greatness and made what he would come to consider his true directorial debut. This haunting silent thriller tells the tale of a mysterious young man (matinee idol Ivor Novello) who takes up residence at a London boardinghouse just as a killer known as the Avenger descends upon the city, preying on blonde women. The film is animated by the palpable energy of a young stylist at play, decisively establishing the director's formal and thematic obsessions. In this release, The Lodger is accompanied by Downshill, another silent from 1927 that explores Hitchcock's "wrong man" trope, also headlined by Novello--making for a double feature that reveals the master of the macabre as he was just coming into his own"--Container
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MPAA rating: Not rated
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Blu-ray; region A; LPCM 2.0; requires Blu-ray player; 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
Silent film with English intertitles and orchestral score
Authors: Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980 (film director). Balcon, Michael, 1896-1977 (film producer). Blackwell, Carlyle, 1888-1955 (film producer). Stannard, Eliot, (screenwriter). Novello, Ivor, 1893-1951 (actor). Chesney, Arthur, 1882-1949 (actor). June, 1901-1985 (actor). Ault, Marie, 1870-1951 (actor). Keen, Malcolm, 1887-1970 (actor). Di Ventimiglia, Gaetano, (director of photography). Brand, Neil, (composer (expression)). Montagu, Ivor Goldsmid Samuel, 1904-1984 (editor of moving image work). Arnold, C. Wilfred, (art director). Evans, Bertram, (art director). Lowndes, Marie Belloc 1868-1947 (Added Author). Gainsborough Studios, (production company). Criterion Collection (Firm), (publisher).
Alternate Title: Story of the London fog
Citation: Hitchcock, Alfred. "The lodger : a story of the London fog." New York, New York : The Criterion Collection, 2017.
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