A still from Hitchcock's debut, "The Pleasure Garden." Photo: BFI
By 2012, the British Film Institute
National Archive’s Rescue the Hitchcock 9
project is scheduled to issue fully restored version of 9 of the 10 films that Alfred Hitchcock directed during the 1920s, reports The Guardian
. Only Hitchcock’s second film, The Mountain Eagle, from 1926, is eluding restoration, and only because it remains lost. The Guardian’s Henry K Miller explains what happened to Hitchcock’s early work, and how the restoration came about as part of Britain’s 2012 Cultural Olympiad.