Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt

Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt (1927) Director: Walter Ruttman ★★★★☆ Some may call it avant-garde and excessive, while others call it valuable for its historical significance. Berlin is the quintessential "city symphony" film, of which there were other minor films in Paris or Manhattan. Berlin is a brilliant movie filled with powerful scenes of daily life in … Continue reading Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt

When Poetry Conquers Philosophy: Reflections on Don Quixote

Don Quixote (1955) by Pablo Picasso In Plato's Republic he describes an ancient quarrel between poetry and philosophy, in which both poetry and philosophy claim to be the true educators of virtue. The poets claim to possess a greater power to impel people to do great things. And who can disagree? Where would the Venus … Continue reading When Poetry Conquers Philosophy: Reflections on Don Quixote