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09.10.16 - Pilgrimage to Paris

“They say that when good Americans die, they go to Paris.”

-Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

What is the purpose of a pilgrimage? How is a person drawn to a particular place?

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Divided Berlin Part 2: City of Spies

In this second part of our look at Berlin cinema during the time of division we explore the growth of spy films set in the city. 1,288 more words


Divided Berlin Part 1: Film Production in East and West

In this installment of our look at Berlin’s film history, we explore the differing production environments found in East and West Berlin during division.

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Berlin's Trümmerfilme: the Aftermath of the Second World War

In this installment of our investigation into Berlin’s cinematic past we explore the so-called Trümmerfilme (rubble films) made in the city immediately after the end of the Second World War. 2,063 more words


Truth at its Finest - The Great Dictator (1940)

Charlie Chaplin is one of the greatest filmmakers in motion picture history. Robert Downey, Jr. brilliantly portrayed his tremendous talent and career in the 1992 film… 553 more words

Film History

Nazi Berlin: The Politicisation of the City?

In this installment in our series on the history of Berlin cinema we explore the impact of the Nazi party on both Berlin’s film industry and the films made about the city during their rule. 1,462 more words


Weimar Berlin Part 2: The Alienation of the Metropolis

In part 2 of our exploration of Weimar Berlin cinema we look at the depiction of the city’s streets on screen and the alienating reality many found in the growing metropolis. 1,921 more words