The Lodger + Nitin Sawhney in Conversation

How does a composer write a score for a silent film? BFI Head Curator Robin Baker interviews composer Nitin Sawhney about the latter's music for our new restoration of Alfred Hitchcock's The Lodger (1926). This thriller, about a man suspected of being a serial killer, was later described by its director as being the "first true Hitchcock film".

Sawhney details the software he used to create the score, and his unusual decision to compose songs as part of the soundtrack.


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