Friday 23 July 2010

Rescue the Hitchcock 9

The BFI has launched a worldwide campaign to save the 9 surviving silent films by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock. Decades of wear and tear have left the films, a key part of British cinematic history, in urgent need of restoration.

To get an idea of just how painstaking the work that needs to be done is, view the video on the BFI website about the techniques used recently to restore Anthony Asquith's Underground (1928).

More here on the 9 Hitchcock films plus link to donate. The restoration work is frame by frame so every penny counts!