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Berlin Symphony

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Berlin - Sinfonie einer GroßstadtGerman (original)Wo gibt's den Film?
Berlin SymphonyEnglish ()Wo gibt's den Film?
I think most people who feel a rush of excitement watching my Berlin film don´t know where it´s coming from. If I managed to give people a sense of that excitement, of allowing them to experience the city of Berlin, then I achieved what I set out to do and proved that I was right all along." (Walther Ruttmann) In 1927, Walther Ruttmann shot his majestic documentary Berlin. Symphony of a City. In September of that same year, this milestone of the silent film era was premiered at Berlin´s Tauentzien Palast with a specially composed live soundtrack. Seventy-five years later, Berlin is in the midst of a uniquely vibrant and exciting transition. Ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the re-energized drive of history is bringing forth a new city. People from all over the world and from all walks of life are coming together to form a new metropolis, one reminiscent in many ways of 1920s Berlin. While retaining some of the original´s basic dramatic principles and characteristics -organizing every shot in the film according to a symphonic structure, depicting one day in the life of the city using several main themes, and shooting on black-and-white 35 mm film - this remake also strives to establish its own cohesive pictorial language and narrative structure.
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Runtime (in min.):82
Aspect Ratio:1:1.66
Soundformat:Dolby Stereo SR
Year Of Production:2002
Berlin; Hitler; Mega-City; Architecture; City; East; Wall; West; Retrospective; Archive Material; Fall;
History, European History, Germany, German Cities, Society & Social Life, Architecture & Buildings