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Ruttmann, Walter 1887-1941

Overview
Works: 171 works in 335 publications in 7 languages and 1,959 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Experimental films  Silent films  Pictorial works  History  Biography  Short films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Author, Performer, Photographer, Editor, Author of screenplay, Film editor, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Walter Ruttmann
Berlin, symphony of a great city by Walter Ruttmann( Visual )

37 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cross section of life in Berlin from dawn to midnight on a late spring day. Uses montage, cutting, and editing to capture the pulse and tempo of this city
Berlin die Symphonie der Grossstadt( Visual )

13 editions published between 1927 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rien que les heures] Chronicles life in the streets of Paris
Berlin, die Sinfonie der Grossstadt by Edmund Meisel( )

2 editions published in 2012 and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin - die Sinfonie der Großstadt & Melodie der Welt by Walter Ruttmann( Visual )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walther Ruttmann is a pioneer of modern multimaedia art. His first short films are unique experiments with forms, colors, and rhythm, his innovative commercials connected abstract animation art with concrete messages. The symphonic documentary Berlin, die Sinfonie der Grossstadt is one of the most famous silent cassics, the travelogue Melodie der Welt became the first German sound feature film. With the radio play Weekend Ruttmann created the first "sound film without images" while his short In der Nacht transforms music to images and is a prototype of modern music videos. The 2-disc DVD combines for the first time all surviving works by Walther Ruttmann from 1920-1931 in newly restored and reconstructed versions, often with original scores. It also includes lobby cards, posters, programs and text documents as well as little known paintings and drawings by Ruttmann." [Publisher's website.]
Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed The adventures of Prince Achmed( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in German and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Premiered in Germany in 1926 and is based on the stories from "The Arabian nights", this movie has been hailed as the first full-length animated film. This is the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse that sends the rider off on a flight to his death
Berlin, die Symphonie einer Grossstadt( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film study of the rhythms of urban life in Berlin during the early 1920's from the arrival of an early-morning train in the city to the late-night activities of the Berliners
Triumph of the will, & Olympia the films of Leni Riefenstahl, Adolph Hitler's Nazi film-maker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Triumph des Willens, commissioned by Adolf Hitler to record the 1934 Nazi party rally in Nuremberg, is the "most powerful piece of propaganda ever produced". Included are many scenes of gatherings, marches, and parades. The viewer will also hear speeches given by Hitler, Goering, Goebbels, and Hess as well as samples of monumental architecture designed by Albert Speer
Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed by Lotte Reiniger( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in German and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das atemberaubend schöne Märchen nach Motiven aus Tauseindundeine Nacht ist der erste abendfüllende Animationsfilm der Filmgeschichte. Seine Poesie und seine bezaubernden Figuren machen ihn noch immer zu einem Erlebnis. In den Jahren 1923 bis 1926 entstanden etwas 250000 Einzelaufnahmen auf einem Tricktisch, fast 96000 Frames fanden für den Film endgültig Verwendung. Lotte Reiniger schnitt ihre vorgezeichneten Figuren aus schwarzem Photokarton mit einer Schere aus und verband die einzelnenen Glieder mit Draht, um sie für die Aufnahmen zu animieren. Als Hintergründe werwendete sie transparente Lagen aus Butterbrotpapier, mit der Schere gestaltete sie kunstvolle Landschaften, Städte oder orientalische Interieurs. Die DVD enthält die vom Deutschen Filmmuseum Frankfurt am Main restaurierte Fassung mit zwei Einspielungen der Filmmusik von Wolfgang Zeller durch das Deutsche Filmorchester Babelsberg unter der Leitung von Helmut Imig und - in einer neu arrangierten Fassung - durch das SChweizer Quintett I Salonisti. (Quelle: Umschlagtext)
Berlin, die Sinfonie der Großstadt Melodie der Welt by Walter Ruttmann( Visual )

7 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melodie der Welt : film documentaire symphonique pour la ligne Hambourg-Amérique, c'est le premier film sonore (non parlant) du réalisateur
Berlín, sinfonía de una ciudad( Visual )

7 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspirado en el documental soviético "Kino-Nedelia" (1918) de Dziga Vertov, Ruttmann realizó en 1927, contando con los mejores fotógrafos alemanes de la época, un documental basado en la vida, durante un día, de la ciudad de Berlín
Berlin, symphony of a great city and, Opus 1( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At once an invaluable photographic record of life in Weimar Berlin and a timeless demonstration of the cinema's ability to enthrall on a purely visceral level, Berlin, Symphony of a Great City offers a kaleidoscopic view of a single day in the life of the bustling metropolis. Also included is Opus 1 (1922, 10 min.), a rare example of the German avant-garde cinema. Director Walther Ruttmann's hand-colored film is an exploration of the geometry of movement."--Container
The golden age of German cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four films chosen to represent what the title implies, the "golden age of German cinema," which ran from the end of World War I, through the 1920s right up to the rise of Naziism and Hitler to power
Lichtspiel( Visual )

1 edition published in 1921 and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short animated film, directed by Walter Ruttmann, features abstract shapes moving across the screen accompanied by a musical score
Berlin, symphony of a great city and, Opus 1( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Berlin, symphony of a great city" presents a chronological progression of 20 hours in the city's life; "Opus 1" is "a rare example of the German avant-garde cinema known as 'absoluter Film'... an exploration of the geometry of movement within the frame and the sensory effect"--Container
Berlin - die Sinfonie der Grosstadt( Visual )

14 editions published between 1924 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At once an invaluable photographic record of life in Weimar Berlin and a timeless demonstration of the cinema's ability to enthrall on a purely visceral level, Berlin, symphony of a great city offers a kaleidoscopic view of a single day in the life of the bustling metropolis. Carl Mayer (The last laugh), influenced by the naturalistic Kammerspiel movement, envisioned 'a melody of pictures' sprung from daily reality, instead of the stylized artificiality of the studio-bound expressionist film. Following Mayer's rough outline, photographer Karl Freund deployed a team of cameramen to explore the avenues, alleyways and factories of Berlin and secure hidden-camera glimpses of the people and machinery that provided the city with its constant motion"--Videodisc sleeve
Walter Ruttmann "Weekend" remix by Walter Ruttmann( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1930 produzierte der Filmregisseur Walter Ruttmann mit "Weekend" eines der ersten Hörwerke in Collagetechnik. Da es noch keine Tonbänder gab, zeichnete er Alltagsgeräusche eines Berliner Wochenendes auf Tonfilm auf und verarbeitete dieses Material zu einem kurzen "Hörfilm". 1998 erarbeiteten verschiedene Audiokünstler im Auftrag der Abteilung Hörspiel und Medienkunst des Bayerischen Rundfunks sechs Remixes dieser frühen Soundscape
Berlin, symphony of a great city (1927)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in German and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cross section of life in Berlin from dawn to midnight on a late spring day. Uses montage, cutting, and editing to capture the pulse and tempo of this city
Weekend by Walter Ruttmann( Recording )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin, die Sinfonie der Großstadt & Melodie der Welt Doppel-DVD mit ROM-Bereich( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin die Symphonie der Grosstadt( Visual )

5 editions published between 1927 and 1993 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows life in Berlin on a late spring day. Uses montage, cutting, and editing to capture the dawn to midnight pulse and tempo of this city
 
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Ruttman, Walther

Ruttmann, Walther

Ruttmann Walther 1887-1941

Walter Ruttman

Walter Ruttmann

Walter Ruttmann cinéaste allemand

Walter Ruttmann director de cine de Alemania

Walter Ruttmann Duits filmregisseur

Walter Ruttmann German film director

Walter Ruttmann regista tedesco

Валтер Рутман

Руттман, Вальтер

ヴァルター・ルットマン

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