Continuing their great work the BFI are basically fulfilling a lifetime’s wish of mine and showing all surviving works of Alfred Hitchcock on the big screen over a three month Hitchapolooza in London and around the UK.
Things kick off in June and among the various events someone, in a moment of mad genius, has decided to show a newly restored print of Blackmail in the British Museum, and if you’ve seen it then you’ll know why, with a live score from Neil Brand as well as numerous other cinematic accoutrements. For me though it’s the chance to see Rear Window, Shadow of a Doubt and dozens of other classics on the big screen. Yes, friends. I am excited.
Taking cues from a number of Hitchcock’s greatest (or, at least, the most well known) films the BFI have just released this short trailer which has a Saul Bass inspired edge entirely appropriate for the season they are promoting.
If you want to find out more, book as many tickets as possible (and probably meet me as I’ll be there for as many as possible) then click here.
Here’s the trailer,