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

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Karl Freund Karl Freund
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A good movie

2 years, 4 months ago at Jan 16 7:57
To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it was included in the list ‘They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They’, I thought I might as well check it out. First of all, I saw a version for which the background music was a piano solo by some guy called Craig Michael Davis and his music was just really neat. Seriously, it was so soothing, I don’t think I ever felt s... read more
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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)
Tags: Documentary (5), Silent (4), 1927 (4), Germany (3), 1920s (3), Black And White (2), Berlin (2), City Life (2), Bw (1), Haaste (1), Streaming (1), Youtubr (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 2 years, 4 months ago

A good movie

“To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it was included in the list ‘They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They’, I thought I might as well check it out. First of all, I saw a version for which the background music was a piano solo by some guy called Craig Michael Davis and his music was just really neat. Seriously, it was so soothing, I don’t think I ever felt so relaxed while watching a silent picture. Concerning the movie itself, it was quite intriguing as it gave a good look on Berlin, almost 100 years ago at such a specific time period, not even 10 years after the WWI ended and slightly more than 10 years before the WWII would start. It also gave the feeling that you were experiencing a single day in the city even if it was obviously shot during a mu” read more

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