Hitchcock classics to premiere at 2012 Olympics
LONDON, July 5 – Restored silent Hitchcock films will be screened complete with new orchestral scores as part of the build-up to the 2012 London Olympic Games, the British Film Institute announced yesterday.
The 1920s classics are being cleaned up and restored to create perfect-as-possible digital versions that will premiere during the Cultural Olympiad, a programme of events surrounding the Games.
Hitchcock is a fitting choice for the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad, as he hailed from Leytonstone in east London, a short walk away from the Olympic Park in Stratford.
Indian-British composer Nitin Sawhney will contribute a score to the 1926 film “The Lodger: A Story Of The London Fog”, which will be performed by him with the London Symphony Orchestra.