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Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt) (1927)

Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
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Description: At once an invaluable photographic record of life in 1930s Weimar Berlin and a timeless demonstration of the cinema's ability to enthrall on a purely visceral level, "Berlin: Symphony of a Great City" offers a kaleidoscopic view of a single day in the life of the bustling metropolis. Carl Mayer influenced by the naturalistic Kammerspiel movement, envisioned "a melody of pictures" sprung from daily reality instead of the stylized artificiality of the studio-bound expressionist film. This picture defined the formula of the "city symphony" film and acording to John Grierson - the filmmaker/critic who c ... (more)
Release date: 13 May 1928
Tags: Documentary (6), Silent (4), 1927 (3), 1920s (3), Germany (3), City Life (2), Berlin (2), Black And White (2), To Rewatch (1), HQ (1), Haaste (1)
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