King's Lynn Festival Autumn Series presents The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog with live score by Minima
London is being terrorised by a Jack the Ripper-style murderer, “The Avenger”, who targets young blonde-haired women. A mysterious new lodger arrives at the home of Mr and Mrs Bunting, whose daughter Daisy is being courted by a policeman on the case. When the lodger begins behaving strangely, he attracts suspicion, particularly when he shows an interest in Daisy.
Made in 1926 for Michael Balcon’s new Gainsborough studios, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog was Hitchcock’s first thriller, and his first critical and commercial success, quickly establishing him as a name director. The film is also notable for the first of Hitchcock’s characteristic cameo appearances, as a newspaper editor – he claimed his part was due to the non-appearance of a bit-part actor.
Minima’s Lodger score was written in 2014 and features an expanded instrumental line-up including a dulcimer, synthesizer, mandolin and autoharp.
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