German Expressionism has influenced thousands of films and filmmakers since the art movement began in the 1920’s. It is known for its dismissal of the standard conventions of Western filmmaking for a more off-kilter style of storytelling. Some film historians consider Metropolis (1927) to be one of the most groundbreaking German Expressionist films ever made. However, there are many instances throughout Metropolis in which it deviates from the eccentric Expressionist style. There are many obvious occurrences of expressionism during Metropolis, for example the opening machine sequence, but conventional Western techniques are also common in the film.
Gustav Holst was a huge influence in musical education in many English Schools. Holst was very stubbornly independent and explored in the musical world. His piece would later become very popular. Gustav Holst, Original name Gustavus Theodore Von Holst, was born September 21, 1874 in Cheltenham, England. He is the child of Adolph Von Holst, a professional musician, and Clara Cox, who
It inherited the creation advocate Andre serving East principle, emphasize the irrational behavior of the authenticity of the dream and the significance, not coordinated image of the column of personal emotional strength and the pursuit of pleasure.” (Surrealist Film). As a surrealist film, there are many special plots in this film. For example, it reflects the influence of war on people through implicit
“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” was the most significant German silent films directed by Robert Weine in 1919. The characters that acted in this film were Werner krauss as Dr. Caligari, Conrad Veidt as Cesare, Friedrich Feher as Francis, Lil Dagover as Jane Olsen, and Hans Heinrich von Twardowski as Alan. The music done by Giuseppe Becce had a tremendous impact on this film because it brings out the horrific intensity throughout the film. This film entails a stunning success of German Expressionism as the first true horror silent film of the early ninety’s. Additionally, this silent film has a tremendous storyline where it is based on brutal murders that occurred frequently in a North German town.
His art was often criticized for being too daring, even deviant in his lifetime. Today he is acknowledged as Vienna’s most important painter. Gustav Klimt, the painter of beautiful women, the master of patterns and metallic colors, was born in July 14 1862 in Vienna. His father was a gold engraver and that has clearly influenced the development of his art. This essay will focus on his Golden Phase and what has inspired him during that period.
Lotte Reiniger, when mentioned at all, is most often brushed off in a single sentence nothing that she apparently made a feature-length Silhouette film in 1926. One of the first animated feature films, one must proclaim that it is a brilliant feature, a wonderful film full of charming comedy, lyrical romance, vigorous and exciting battles, eerie magic, and truly sinister, frightening evil. The double-tale of Prince Achmed and Aladdin battling mythical demons and finding love is presented in the silhouette, Chinese shadow plays tradition with a plot that is a pastiche of stories from One Thousand and One
M (1931) by Fritz Lang is one of the most significant films of the Weimar Republic that had influenced on aesthetic of film noir and an establishment of a genre of a psychological and urban thriller concentrating on a history of one murder who terrorizes a city. It was the first sound film by the director and, nowadays, recognized as one of the most interesting examples in experimentation with sounds and their connection with displaying images. A plot based on a real history of a serial killer from Dusseldorf is a peculiar interpretation of a reality, reflecting an atmosphere in the society because a paranoia described in the film was an illustrative explanation of a condition of people mind. Siegfried Kracauer, a German film theorist, written
"They lived happily ever after." —an overused anthem most animated films encompass, but a few titles dared to rebel, and this includes The Illusionist. [IMG=OT8] Better known as L 'illusionniste, is a French animated film directed by Sylvain Chomet. Set in the 1950s, a struggling illusionist is extruded from one place to another, in the course of time, ends up in Scotland where she meets a naive girl, Alice, who believes the magic he performs is real. Assertive that he can make anything out of nothing, she accompanies him out his way of Scotland, and lives with him in a hotel.
If we move on then we will find some other examples as Cabinet of Dr Caligari was a silent feature for noting the use of German Expressionist that also influenced the horror movies came after that (Radner, 2003). It was even not noted for striking visual effects, but poignant narrative, as there are reflections of hidden fear of the German Society with increasing support for Nazi during the World War
Alan Spiegel concludes Fiction and the Camera Eye: Visual Consciousness in Film and the Modern Novel (1976) speculating on the future of the novel in the age of film: ‘’the contemporary novel at its most advanced now consorts with the coldness and passivity of the photographic plate. Just s photography seemed to release painting from its representational functions, so perhaps the film was always meant to appropriate the mimetic tradition in literature itself free to’’ (Spiegel, 1976). It has been lamented that some novels are written not just as novels, but as future films. For example, Harry Potter. It has been argued that the experience of reading the books is akin to watching a film (Cartmell and Whelehan, 2010); Harry’s control of the gaze through the emphasis on his glasses, the influence of the blockbuster, especially the obligatory action sequences, and the intertextual references to Star Wars, in first volume, call attention to the ways in which Hollywood has shaped popular fiction.