Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fun Film History

Welcome to another Fun Film History session here at Preppy Beach Chic!
Lets take a look at German Expressionism film! German Expressionism refers to a number of related creative movements beginning in Germany before the First World War that reached a peak in Berlin, during the 1920s. During this time, Nosferatu (F.W. Murnau, 1922), was produced. This is considered the first horror film and the first vampire film. The film is an adaption of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Another powerful film from the German Expressionist period is Battleship Potemkin (Sergei, Eisenstein, 1925.) This film features the infamous Odessa step sequence, where the baby carriage falls down the steps as many are trampled. This scene has been immortalized with homage to the step squenence in films such as The Godfather and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Enjoy this clip of the Odessa stair sequence!

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