Dedicated to performing old film and television soundtracks, septet Morricone Youth provides spooky musical accompaniment to this special Halloween screening of what the Master of Suspense himself dubbed "the first true Hitchcock movie." A postmodern homage to great movie composer Bernard Herrmann, Morricone Youth's original score draws on a wide range of influences, including waltzes, Eastern European folk, rock, and go-go music.
Back by popular demand after a sold-out screening in June's The Hitchcock 9, The Lodger—lovingly restored by the British Film Institute—stars matinee idol Ivor Novello cast against type as a marvelously creepy Jack the Ripper-type serial killer who stalks the fog-shrouded London alleyways for his (yup, you guessed it) blonde victims. Filmed with an appropriately expressionist eye, The Lodger boasts a particularly inventive scene that has Hitch shooting the killer’s nervously paced footsteps through a plate-glass floor.
by Morricone Youth
This screening features musical accompaniment by New York City septet Morricone Youth.