I’m ready for my close-up: The Current state of Silent cinema

Continuing our spurious anniversary month, tonight’s show coincidently coincided with the 8oth anniversary of the release of Hitchcock’s film ‘The Lodger’, so, to celebrate: having teased you with excerpts of our interview with Matthew Sweet – the writer and presenter of Silent Britain and Shepperton Babylon – for the past two weeks, “I’m ready for my close-up” is proud to podcast Alex Fitch’s full interview with him on the subject of silent movies.
If you’re wondering whether the title of tonight’s show is a contradiction in terms… Well, you’ll just have to tune in to find out!

Links: BFI page on ‘Silent Britain’
Matthew’s episode of Back Row on Radio 4
Article by Matthew on the late Ernest Dudley
Transcript of BBC Four interview with Matthew
Wikipedia page on Hitchcock’s ‘The Lodger’

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