Film Friday: The Lodger

I have to confess I’ve been slyly working in a bit of a theme for my September Film Fridays. Can you guess what it is? If you guessed something along the lines of mysteries you’d be right!

I’m obsessed with them. My mom raised me with a plethora to choose from. She sort of introduced me to my love of cinema. And our most watched genre was inevitably mystery.

Our favorite mysteries of them all? Alfred Hitchcock hands down. We couldn’t get enough of him on the Turner Classic Movies channel. If it wasn’t Psycho or The Rope it was The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

That’s why I couldn’t help but sit down for a viewing of The Lodger, one of Hitchcock’s earliest films (referred by himself as, the first true “Hitchcock film”). Its being a silent film makes for an extra luscious result. The moody colors, the art-deco style, and the sensual lighting creates an intoxicating experience (Can you tell I love silent films?).

I won’t divulge much in regards to plot as I believe mysteries are always best watched with a virgin eye and mind, but the twists and turns will scratch any mystery-loving itch you might possess.

Give it a watch and let me know what you think!

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