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Berlin, symphony of a great city

Author: Walter Ruttmann; Film Preservation Associates.; Image Entertainment (Firm); Fox-Europa (Firm); Olympia Chamber Orchestra.
Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, 1993.
Series: Blackhawk Films collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Secondary (senior high) school : No Linguistic ContentView all editions and formats
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Offers a kaleidoscopic view of a single day in the life of the bustling metropolis of Berlin. Carl Mayer envisioned "a melody of pictures" sprung from daily reality. Following Mayer's rough outline, photographer Karl Freund deployed a team of cameramen to explore Berlin and capture glimpses of the people and machinery that provided the city with its constant motion. The footage was then edited into a series of five  Read more...
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Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Ruttmann; Film Preservation Associates.; Image Entertainment (Firm); Fox-Europa (Firm); Olympia Chamber Orchestra.
OCLC Number: 56832188
Notes: Not rated.
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Film was preserved in 1993 by Film Preservation Associates.
1993 videodisc release of a 1927 film.
"ID4673DSDVD."
Credits: Screenplay by Walther Ruttmann and Earl Freund from an idea by Carl Mayer ; music composed and conducted by Timothy Brock.
Performer(s): Performed by the Olympia Chamber Orchestra.
Description: 1 videodisc (62 min.) : sound, black and white & color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital stereo.
Series Title: Blackhawk Films collection.
Other Titles: Opus 1.
Responsibility: Film Preservation Associates ; directed by Walther Ruttmann ; Production Fox Europa Film.

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Offers a kaleidoscopic view of a single day in the life of the bustling metropolis of Berlin. Carl Mayer envisioned "a melody of pictures" sprung from daily reality. Following Mayer's rough outline, photographer Karl Freund deployed a team of cameramen to explore Berlin and capture glimpses of the people and machinery that provided the city with its constant motion. The footage was then edited into a series of five acts, like movements of a symphony, by Walther Ruttmann as a continuation of his experiments with abstract motion. DVD also includes the short film Opus 1 (Germany, 1922 -- 10 minutes). Walther Ruttmann hand-colored this rare example of German avant-garde cinema as his exploration of the geometry of movement, and the sensory effect the abstract shapes evoke. Accompanied by Max Butting's 1922 score, adapted and conducted by Timothy Brock.

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