Camille (1936) Director: George Cukor Camille is an elegant and beautiful MGM film starring Greta Garbo, and showcasing the heights of classic cinema in the 1930s. It is a story of a love-triangle, based on an 1842 story by Alexandre Dumas fils (the Younger), La Dame aux Camélias ("The Lady with the Camellias"). He wrote the story at … Continue reading Camille

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

Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam

Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam (The Golem: How He Came Into The World) (1920) Director: Paul Wegener, Carl Boese ★★★★☆ The Golem is a visually stunning film: its scenes are impressive, particularly the set designs. It beautifully captures an old European-Jewish ghetto while the terrible golem creature is fearsome and unpredictable, however, … Continue reading Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam