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1 German Film by Rachel Smith

2 Generalities Government offered subsidies to filmmakers Government offered subsidies to filmmakers Effort to encourage domestic picture production Effort to encourage domestic picture production Regarded filmmaking as an art rather than a buisness Regarded filmmaking as an art rather than a buisness Films were often limited by budget, intellectually challenging productions Films were often limited by budget, intellectually challenging productions They lack the Hollywood/action/blockbuster formula – thus, limited mass appeal They lack the Hollywood/action/blockbuster formula – thus, limited mass appeal

3 General History First paid public move showing – Lumiere brothers in Paris – 1895 First paid public move showing – Lumiere brothers in Paris – 1895 Actual – worlds first public demonstration of moving pictures – Berlin, almost two months earlier Actual – worlds first public demonstration of moving pictures – Berlin, almost two months earlier Berlin became the center of German fledgling film industry Berlin became the center of German fledgling film industry 1905 – 6 movie theatres in the city 1905 – 6 movie theatres in the city

4 General History 1907 – Der Kinematograph – weekly journal for the entire art of production – published its first issue – endured until – Der Kinematograph – weekly journal for the entire art of production – published its first issue – endured until – Golden Age of Early German cinema (Nazis destroyed it) – Golden Age of Early German cinema (Nazis destroyed it) Pioneering silent films Pioneering silent films Metropolis Metropolis Nosferatu Nosferatu Das Kabinet Der Caligan Das Kabinet Der Caligan

5 General History 1929 (inovation of sound) Der Blaue Engel Die Drei Von Der Tankstelle M 1929 (inovation of sound) Der Blaue Engel Die Drei Von Der Tankstelle M German film became a model for technique and style German film became a model for technique and style From this, Hollywood adapted sound techniques, lighting, storytelling, and set design From this, Hollywood adapted sound techniques, lighting, storytelling, and set design

6 5 Stages of German Cinema The Formative Years The Formative Years The Golden Age of German Film The Golden Age of German Film Third Reich Third Reich Post WWII films Post WWII films The New age of German cinema The New age of German cinema

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