Today’s screening: The Lodger (1927)
December 2, 2009
— Electric Sheep Magazine
Electric Sheep Film Club: The Lodger – a story of the London fog (1927)
For the eighth meeting of the Electric Sheep Film Club at the Prince Charles Cinema off Leicester Square, we’re showing the classic London-set thriller about paranoia in the days of Jack the Ripper:
The Lodger – a story of the London fog (1927)
Considered by Hitchcock as his first real film, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog is a silent sexual psychodrama set in a foggy, gloomy London terrorised by a killer loosely modelled on Jack the Ripper. As blonde women are murdered around the city, a sinister gentleman takes up lodgings at the house of an elderly couple and is soon showing an interest in their pretty blonde daughter. A real sense of menace pervades the story and the visual inventiveness makes the film a fantastic treat.
Do not miss this very special, one-off event: we are very proud to present the acclaimed musicians Minima who will be performing a live, improvised rescore of the film. Minima will be doing a Q & A after the film with ESM assistant editor Alex Fitch.
Please note the later than usual starting time.
Price: £6.50/£5.00 Prince Charles members
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock, UK 1927
FILM WRITING COMPETITION:
Film students and aspiring film writers are invited to enter our film writing competition: write a 200-word review of the screening of The Lodger with rescore by Minima and send it to ladyvengeance[at]electricsheepmagazine.com, marked ‘Film writing competition’ in the subject line. A film professional will select the best review, in this instance Ian Francis, co-director of 7 Inch Cinema and Flatpack Festival, which returns in March 2010. Deadline: December 16.
The selected review will be published on the Electric Sheep website. This is a regular feature of the Electric Sheep Film Club. You can read last month’s winning review of Repulsion here.
IMDb page for The Lodger
View 1000 frames of The Lodger at the ‘Hitchcock wiki’
Listen to Electric Sheep assistant editor Alex Fitch talk to BBC sound engineer Robin Warren about Hitchcock’s Notorious, to Alex Hogg from Minima about scoring silent movies and to Oscar winning director Joseph Strick in our most recent podcast
In association with
Woodrow Phoenix at Brighton Library
Woodrow Phoenix, esteemed author of the astonishing graphic road-rage-busting RUMBLE STRIP, and so much else, will be doing his thing at the Jubilee Library this coming Thursday 3rd December at 6pm. His publishers Myriad Editions would be delighted if you could join them for a pre-Christmas drink and to hear Woodrow talk about art, words, life, and his experience of comic workshopping with 150 kids at a go, during his recent British Council tour of India.
Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton, BN1 1GE
Thursday 3rd December at 6pm…
Bad Santa screening
Sasquatch Cinema is a monthly film night held at the new Shortwave cinema in 10 Bermondsey Square, London, SE1 3UN (Tel: 0207 357 6845). / nearest tube Borough (Northern line).
We will be showing an eclectic range of films including cult classics and rarities you may not have seen before.
The next film we will be showing is a late night screening of Bad Santa – staring Billy Bob Thornton on Friday, 11th December at 22:30.
The traditional Christmas tale will never be the same with the cleverly twisted, merrily irreverent story of a Santa so bad he’s wickedly funny. This is one of the best Christmas movie’s of all times.
The cinema has a bar, and you can even bring your drinks in and watch the film!
The entry fee is £5.00. Tickets are sold on the night on a first come – first served basis. Email: gabzucc[at]yahoo.com for more info.