I'm watching "Hitchcock's The British Years box set " at the moment .
It's got Hitchcocks first film "The Pleasure Garden"(1925) included, i had never seen this silent film before which he made in Germany when he was 25 .
I found this film quite facinating 70 minutes of really strange flickering images , it's like looking into a forgotten world , it's set in the music hall's of the 20's , the storey revolves around two men falling in love with the same chorus girl , the scantly clad "Virginia Villi" , she drives these two men mad with desire with her strange erotic dancing .
It's like watching one of those old "What The Butler Saw Films " .
Film censorship had obviously not fully taken over at this point in film history , young Hitchcock brings to the screen quite a saucy romp .
Many of the sexual obsession themes of his later work , you can see in embryo in this film.
"The Pleasure Garden " is a real insight into this great directors mind .
It's also got a wild musical score by "Lee Erwin" played on one of those old cinema organs , which i really enjoyed .
It's well worth a watch this film if your a fan of Hitchcock , truely a facinating bit of film history .