IMG_9563IMG_9561The first MOFO event that we went to was a screening of Alfred Hitchcock ‘s 1927 silent movie “The Lodger”.

A tense silent movie accompanied by a live music score performed by an eight piece ensemble from Belgium.

The music brought the film to life. Soft tones for the romantic scenes, rushed sharp notes for the murders. The various combinations of violin, double bass, trumpet, saxophone, trombone, flute, drums, piano, percussion added something special to the screening. The music was an integral part of the experience.

I enjoy old films, discovering actors and movie stars of previous generations. In this instance, Ivor Novello. I’ll reprieve last year’s challenge to watch 10 movies made before I was born. One down, nine to go.