Artistic Director of the Dallas Chamber Symphony Richard McKay and VideoFest founder Bart Weiss sits down to go over the opening night program for VideoFest. They talk about the new score that was commissioned for the Hitchcock silent film THE LODGER: THE STORY OF LONDON FOG.
ABOUT THE FILM:
All of London is in an uproar due to recent attacks by a Jack the Ripper-style serial killer known as "The Avenger" who targets blonde women. During this time, a pale, hypersensitive stranger arrives at a family-owned boarding house to take up lodging. He becomes attracted to the proprietor's pretty blonde daughter Daisy, who is already engaged to a policeman. Daisy, in spite of her parents' objections, returns the lodger's overtures. When the trail of the killer leads to the same district in which the boarding house is located, the lodger's strange behavior places him under suspicion by the family.