Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Pleasure Garden

The Pleasure Garden is a 1925 silent film, Alfred Hitchcock's first film as director. It is about the lives and loves of 2 chorus girls. I'm finding it interesting to see the efforts of major directors before they became major, and it's fun to see elements that appear in later films. There's a spiral staircase in the opening scene, for example, and the Hitchcock blond is featured.

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The Guardian has an article on the history and restoration of the film. says, "The Pleasure Garden is a treatise on voyeurism, sexual politics and the gap between romantic dreams and reality." DVD Beaver has some stills.

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