soundBarn plays Hitchcock: Tues Nov 1
soundBarn will perform a live improvised score to accompany Alfred Hitchcock's 1929 film "Blackmail." The performance is organized by artist and Rensselaer faculty member Michael Oatman for "The Man Next Door: Alfred Hitchcock and the Architecture of Fear."
Tuesday November 1, 7-9:30 PM
RPI Main Campus, Troy, New York
SAGE 3303 Auditorium (off Sage Avenue).
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The event is free and open to the public.
About the film: Originally conceived as a silent film, a large portion of the "Blackmail" was then reshot with sound, using the RCA Photophone sound-on-film process. Both versions of the film were released theatrically, although the sound version is the one modern audiences will be the most familiar with. In "Hitchcock/Truffaut", Hitchcock relates how he used the Schufftan process to shoot certain scenes in the British Museum, where the light levels were too low. (See IMDB.)