The restoration of Alfred Hitchcock’s silent films

Curator Bryony Dixon and film conservation manager Kieron Webb describe the BFI’s painstaking restoration of Hitchcock’s nine surviving silent films.

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BFI National Archive curator Bryony Dixon and film conservation manager Kieron Webb on restoring Hitchcock’s nine surviving silent films that marked his career in the UK since the 1920s. Dixon explains the magical results through working towards minimising the loss of resolution over time in silent film while Webb emphasises the importance of comparing all available prints around the world and musical accompaniment as central element in the silent film era.

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