Set in a fog-filled London, Alfred Hitchcock's first successful film is a silent thriller starring matinee idol Ivor Novello as an innocent man accused of being a murderer. Many of Hitchcock's now famous visual tropes such as vertigo inducing stairwells get their first cinematic outing in this extraordinary film which places anxiety at the heart and start of cinema. Original live music (and an anxious soundtrack) is provided by the composers and musicians of the Guildhall School's Electronic Music Studios.
The film will be introduced by Professor Ian Christie, Birkbeck University of London.
Co-curated with the Barbican
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