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Rittau, Günther

Overview
Works: 73 works in 196 publications in 7 languages and 4,100 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Film noir  Film and video adaptations  Science fiction films  Silent films  Dystopias  History  Interviews 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Günther Rittau
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )
63 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The future. Metropolis is a wonderful city, high above the ground its towers stand. The people prosper, the economy is flourishing, the suspended streets are busy. But Metropolis also has a great secret, so hidden that not even Freder Fredersen, son of founder Joh Fredersen knows about it. He is spending his free time in the Eternal Gardens, when suddenly a woman shows up, with what looks like a class of children. They're from the City of Workers, in the depth, Freder learns. "These are your brothers," she tells the children, before she is forced to leave. Freder is so intrigued he follows them into the depth and doesn't like what he sees. The workers are exploited, they must do labor like robots. Freder tries to convince his father to change, while the woman tries to keep workers' morale high by predicting a man will stand up that will mediate. Someone that will use both hands and head, someone that will be the heart. Soon after its premiere, Metropolis was severely shortened and altered. Since then, more than a quarter of the film was assumed to have been lost. In 2008, an almost complete version of the film was discovered in Buenos Aires. The material was heavily damaged and, because it had been printed on 16mm film stock, does not have the full-aperture silent picture ratio. Utilizing the footage from Argentina, a virtually complete Metropolis has been reconstructed and its proper editing has been restored. The text of the intertitles was taken from German censorship records and has been translated into English. In order to maintain the scale of the restored footage, the missing portion of the frame appears black. Black frames indicate points at which footage is still lost. Intertitles in a different typeface have been added to summarize the contents of the missing scenes
Der blaue Engel The blue angel by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )
20 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in German and English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A middle-aged schoolmaster becomes infatuated with and marries a singer from a sleazy cafe. When she leaves him for another man he returns to his school as a broken old man, and dies
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In part one, Siegfried wins the hand of Kriemhilde by slaying the dragon and defeating Brunhilde. When Brunhilde learns that magic has been used to conquer her, she has Siegfried murdered. In part two, Kriemhilde seeks revenge for Siegfried's death and marries Attila, king of the Huns, in order to further her purpose
Kinder, Mütter und ein General ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berlijn, in 1945, Moeders trachten hun zonen die als soldaat worden opgeroepen vrij te krijgen
Fritz Lang's Metropolis ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freder Fredersen is the son of Joh Fredersen, who reigns over the great city of Metropolis in the year 2026. The younger Fredersen is surprised to discover his lifestyle has been built on the unseen, but backbreaking, labor of an entire class of workers who tend the machines that make the city run, and he descends to the subterranean levels of Metropolis in an effort to understand their lives. This version was produced in 1981 when Giorgio Moroder began a three-year endeavor to restore the science fiction classic
Der blaue Engel L'ange bleu by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : Dans l'Allemagne provinciale des années 20, un vieux professeur de lycée, qui règne sur ses élèves en despote, se retrouve un jour dans un cabaret mal famé, L'ange bleu. Sa rencontre avec la chanteuse vedette, Lola Lola, bouleverse son existence routinière, et l'entraîne dans une spirale passionnelle et destructrice
Siegfried by Fritz Lang( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part one of a silent extravaganza based on the legends of the Nibelungen. In a time when magic was real and legends walked, a hero, Siegfried, pure of heart and of unblemished virtue, is brought down by the powers of darkness and his own innocence
Asphalt der Polizeiwachtmeister und die Brillantenelse ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Blaue Engel by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )
12 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fuddy-duddy professor is infatuated with a tawdry night-club singer. She marries him but is soon bored and contemptuous. Humiliated he leaves her and dies in his old classroom
Asphalt by Joe May( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in German and English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A femme fatale steals jewels, and seduces the cop sent to bring her in
The complete Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2026, the rich rule over the poor, who live underground. One man tries to bridge the gap between the two classes. In July 2008 a complete copy of the film was discovered with an additional 25 minutes of lost footage that had not been seen since the film's premiere in 1927. After years of restoration the sci-fi epic was re-released in theaters in 2010 as The Complete Metropolis
U-boote Westwärts! ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A German propaganda war film in which a German U-boat captain and his crew battle British ships in the Atlantic in 1940
L'angelo azzurro ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La conturbante, sensuale, cinica cantante di cabaret Lola Frolich fa perdutamente innamorare di sè il vecchio e ingenuo professor Rath. La giovane artista sarà la rovina dell'uomo, che perderà la dignità e il posto di lavoro, la sposerà, accetterà di fare il clown per starle vicino e finirà per morire di vergogna senza essere riuscito a scalfire la sua indifferenza. (Mereghetti)
Gueule d'amour by Jean Grémillon( Visual )
3 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucien Bourrache, a handsome cavalry officer, enjoys pursuing and charming women. He meets Madeleine Courtois at Cannes and lends her a large amount of money, which she loses gambling. Then she drops him. But Lucien is now in love, and after his tour of duty he goes to Paris to find her again. But he's not so sexy without his uniform, and they do not travel in the same social circles
Die Nibelungen Les Nibelungen by Fritz Lang( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Asfalto ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tumultes by Robert Siodmak( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Libéré de prison, Ralph (Charles Boyer), mauvais garçon ombrageux, retrouve son amie, Ania (Florelle), qui le trompe allègrement. Les fresques de la belle le conduisent à tuer
Os Nibelungos ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Portuguese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Os Nibelungos ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Portuguese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Asfalto Asphalt ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Una sensual ladrona seduce y se enamora del policía de tráfico que la ha detenido por robar en una joyería
 
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Alternative Names
Rittau
Rittau, Gunther 1893-1971
Languages
German (61)
English (44)
French (5)
Italian (4)
Spanish (4)
Danish (2)
Portuguese (2)