Alfred Hitchcock - Alfred Hitchcock's Silent Films Set For Musical Make-over
A number of Alfred Hitchcock's early silent films are set for a musical make-over as part of London's 2012 Olympics celebrations.
Some of the legendary director's rarely seen movies are being restored by experts at the British Film Institute and a number of British composers have been commissioned to write new orchestral scores.
The films include Hitchcock's first suspense thriller The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog from 1926 - which will be given new music by the London Symphony Orchestra - as well as 1925's The Pleasure Garden.
The finished works will be screened as part of the London 2012 Festival - a celebration of culture timed to coincide with the upcoming Olympic Games in the city.
Hollywood director Martin Scorsese has long campaigned for the restoration of Hitchcock's early films and he is delighted to see more movies are being rescued.
He says, "I'm thrilled that these films will be preserved and made available with the best possible prints for audiences to enjoy. Hitchcock remains an enduring influence on world cinema and these early works provide a wonderful glimpse into the development of his signature style."