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The Resource 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, (videorecording)

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, (videorecording)

Label
The lodger : a story of the London fog
Title
The lodger
Title remainder
a story of the London fog
Statement of responsibility
Michael Balcon and Carlyle Blackwell, by arrangement with C.M. Woolf, present ; scenario, Eliot Stannard ; produced by Gainsborough Pictures ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Title variation
  • Story of the London fog
  • Downhill
  • When boys leave home
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Art director
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
  • The lodger: 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
  • Downhill: director of photography, Claude McDonnell; editor, Lionel Rich
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Silent film with English intertitles and orchestral score
PerformerNote
  • Cast of The lodger: Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney, June, Malcolm Keen
  • Cast of Downhill: Ivor Novello, Ben Webster, Norman McKinnel, Ian Hunter, Isabel Jeans, Jerrold Robertshaw, Sybil Rhoda, Annette Benson, Lilian Braithwaite
Runtime
91
Series statement
The Criterion Collection
Series volume
885
Technique
live action
Label
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, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/853/000000000011853987.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frame
  • The lodger based on the novel by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes; Downhill based on the play by Ivor Novello and Constance Collier
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1927
  • "A restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Network Releasing and Park Circus Films"--Opening screens
  • 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
  • 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 François 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
Accompanying material
1 folded insert.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
disc 1. The Lodger -- disc 2. Downhill / C.M. Woolf and Michael Balcon present ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; produced by Gainsborough Pictures ; scenario, Eliot Stannard as David L'Estrange
Control code
987271975
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (91 min.)
Isbn
9781681433189
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515198912
Other physical details
silent, black and white
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
CC2775DDVD
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)987271975
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full frame (1.33:1 aspect ratio); stereo, Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
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, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/853/000000000011853987.jpg
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frame
  • The lodger based on the novel by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes; Downhill based on the play by Ivor Novello and Constance Collier
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1927
  • "A restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Network Releasing and Park Circus Films"--Opening screens
  • 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
  • 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 François 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
Accompanying material
1 folded insert.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
disc 1. The Lodger -- disc 2. Downhill / C.M. Woolf and Michael Balcon present ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; produced by Gainsborough Pictures ; scenario, Eliot Stannard as David L'Estrange
Control code
987271975
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (91 min.)
Isbn
9781681433189
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515198912
Other physical details
silent, black and white
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
CC2775DDVD
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)987271975
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full frame (1.33:1 aspect ratio); stereo, Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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