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Silent films made by Alfred Hitchcock during the early part of his career are being restored so they can be shown off to the public during the build-up to the 2012 Olympics.

It was revealed yesterday (July 4th 2011) by the British Film Institute that a series of classics made in the 1920s are being worked on by cinema experts to get them back to their former glory.

Once they have been cleaned up and digitised, they will then have new orchestral scores added to them before they hit a big screen in London as part of the celebrations surrounding the games taking place in our capital.

Nitin Sawhney is one of the musicians tasked with coming up with new soundtracks and he said it is "a wonderful opportunity for creative imagination and invention".

Hitchcock was famous for his way of using the camera to get closer to his characters' emotions and made a string of hits, including Psycho and The Birds.

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