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           atop the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, from "Faraway, So Close!" [1993] sequel to "Wings of Desire" [1987], both by German director Wim Wenders            filmmakers of Germany
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Books  on  German  Cinema

West German Film In The Course of Time book by Eric Rentschler  
"West German Film: In The Course of Time" [1984]
by Eric Rentschler

Redgrave Publng pb [1984] out of print/used
Tales From Hollywood stageplay by Christopher Hampton  "Tales From Hollywood" [1984 stageplay] by Christopher Hampton
Many writers and artists and movie people of Germany fled the brutality of the Nazis and settled in Los Angeles in the 1930s, including Thomas & Heinrich Mann, Salka Viertel, Lion & Marta Feuchtwanger and playwright Bertolt Brecht
Faber & Faber 7¾x5 pb playscript [5/2002] out of print/many used
TV movie [P.B.S./B.B.C. Oct 1992]
directed by Howard Davies; starring Jeremy Irons, Charles Durning, Alec Guinness, Elizabeth McGovern, Sinéad Cusack, Jan Chappell, Ian Thompson & Jack Shepherd
DVD/Blu-ray not available; full credits from IMDb

Great German Films book by Frederick W. Ott  "The Great German Films: From Before World War I To The Present" [1986]
by Frederick W. Ott

Citadel Press 11½x8½ pb [4/91] out of print/used
Citadel Press 11½x8¾ hardcover [5/86] out of print/used
West German Filmmakers on Film book edited by Eric Rentschler  "West German Filmmakers On Film: Visions & Voices" [1989]
Edited by Eric Rentschler

Holmes & Meier Publrs 8¾x6 pb [2/89] for $22.50
Holmes & Meier Publrs 9x6 hardcover [2/89] for $49.00
Film & The German Left book by Bruce Murray  "Film and The German Left In The Weimar Republic: From Caligari
To Kuhle Wampe" [1990]
by Bruce Murray

Univ TX Press 8½x6¾ pb [7/90] for $30.00
Univ TX Press 9½x6½ hardcover [7/90] out of print/used
Hollywood in Berlin / American Cinema & Weimar Germany book by Thomas J. Saunders  "Hollywood In Berlin: American Cinema & Weimar Germany" [1994]
by Thomas J. Saunders

Univ CA Press 9x6 hardcover [4/94] for $55.00
The U.F.A. Story / Germany's Greatest Film Company book by Klaus Kreimeie  "The U.F.A. Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company,
1918-1945" [1996]
by Klaus Kreimeie

Univ CA Press 9x6 pb [10/99] out of print/used
Hill & Wang Publng 9¾x6¾ hardcover [7/96] out of print/used
Ministry of Illusion Nazi Cinema book by Eric Rentschler  "Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife" [1996]
by Eric Rentschler

Harvard Univ Press 9x6¼ pb [10/96] for $33.75
Exiles and Emigres book edited by Stephanie Barron  "Exiles + Emigres: The Flight of European Artists From Hitler" [1997]
Edited by {LACMA curator} Stephanie Barron, with Sabine Eckmann

Companion book to a 1997 exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
with 19 essays and over 300 photographs

L.A.C.M.A. 11¾x8¾ pb [2/97] out of print/used
Harry N. Abrams 12x9½ hardcover [2/97] out of print/many used
Nordic National Cinemas  
"Nordic National Cinemas" [1998]
by Tytti Soila

Routledge 9¼x6¼ pb [2/98] for $33.95
Routledge 9¼x6¼ [2/98] for $125.00
B.F.I. Companion To German Cinema book edited by Thomas Elsaesser  "The B.F.I. Companion To German Cinema" [1999]
Edited by Thomas Elsaesser, with Michael Wedel

British Film Institute 9x6 pb [11/99] for $25.50
British Film Institute 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2000] out of print/used
Weimar Cinema & After  "Weimar Cinema and After: Germany's Historical Imaginary" [2000]
by Thomas Elsaesser

Routledge 9x5¾ pb [9/2000] for $30.20
Routledge 9½x6½ library-hardcover [9/2000] for $125.00
German National Cinema  "German National Cinema" [2001]
by Sabine Hake

Routledge 9¼x6¼ pb [10/2007] for $33.95
Routledge hardcover [10/2007] for $125.00
Dark Mirror German Cinema book by Lutz Koepnick  "The Dark Mirror: German Cinema Between Hitler and Hollywood" [2002]
by Lutz Koepnick

Univ CA Press 9x6 hardcover [10/2002] for $25.95
Univ CA Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/2002] for $60.00
B.F.I. German Cinema Book book edited by Bergfelder, Carter & Gokturk   "The German Cinema Book" [YR]
Edited by Tim Bergfelder, Erica Carter & Deniz Göktürk

British Film Institute 10x7¼ pb [1/2008] for $24.11
British Film Institute 9¾x7½ hardcover [2/2003] out of print/used
Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood book by Kristin Thompson  "Herr Lubitsch Goes To Hollywood: German and American Film After World War I" [2005] by Kristin Thompson
The Great War disrupted the world film market and United States studios overtook the studios in wartorn Europe; Germany banned all imported movies, so their industry thrived. When the ban was lifted, writer-director Ernst Lubitsch quickly absorbed all the advances in style and technique made in Hollywood; by 1923, he was making silent feature films in America.
Amsterdam Univ Press 9½x6¼ pb [2/2006] for $33.25
Amsterdam Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2005] for $82.75
Introduction to German Cinema book by Reimer & Zachau  
"German Culture Through Film: An Introduction To German Cinema" [2005]
by Robert C. Reimer & Reinhard Zachau

Focus Publng 10x7 pb [7/2005] for $28.08
Austrian Cinema  "Austria Cinema: A History" [2005]
by Robert von Dassanowsky

McFarland & Co. 10x7¼ hardcover [10/2005] for $65.00
Exiles in Hollywood book by David Wallace  "Exiles In Hollywood" [2006] by David Wallace
Profiles of personalities who fled Nazi Germany, including Greta Garbo, Alfred Hitchcock, actor Charles Laughton, Nobel-laureate Thomas Mann, composer Arnold Schoenberg, composer Igor Stravinsky, screenwriter Salka Viertel, and filmmaker Billy Wilder
Limelight Editions 8¾x6 pb [7/2006] for $22.95
Weimar on the Pacific book by Ehrhard Bahr  "Weimar On The Pacific: German Exile Culture In Los Angeles and The Crisis of Modernism" [2007]
by Ehrhard Bahr

Univ CA Press 9x6 pb [8/2008] for $24.95
Univ CA Press 8x6¼ hardcover [5/2007] for $42.00
Hollywood & Reeducation of Postwar Germany book by Jennifer Fay  "Theaters of Occupation: Hollywood and The Reeducation of Postwar Germany" [2008]
by Jennifer Fay

Univ MN Press 8¾x5¾ pb [3/2008] for $22.50
Univ MN Press 9x6 hardcover [3/2008] for $67.50
Expressionism in the German Cinema book by Lotte Eisner  "The Haunted Screen: Expressionism In The German Cinema & The Influence of Max Reinhardt" [orig 1969, rev 2008]
by Lotte H. Eisner

Univ CA Press 2nd Edition 8x5½ pb [9/2008] for $20.65
Thames & Hudson Ltd hardcover [10/69] out of print/used
Weimar Cinema Essential Guide book edited by Noah Isenberg  "Weimar Cinema: An Essential Guide To Classic Films of The Era" [2009]
Edited by Noah Isenberg

Columbia Univ Press 9x6 pb [1/2009] for $24.17
Columbia Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/2009] for $89.50
Windfall of Musicians book by Dorothy Lamb Crawford  "A Windfall of Musicians: Hitler's Emigres and Exiles In Southern California"
[2009] by Dorothy Lamb Crawford

Chapters/subjects include Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Ingolf Dahl, Hanns Eisler, conductor Otto Klemperer, Erich Korngold, Ernst Krenek, Lotte Lehmann, Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinski, Ernst Toch, Franz Waxman, Eugene Zador & Eric Zeisl
Yale Univ Press 9x6 pb [4/2011] for $23.00
Yale Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2009] for $27.76
Shell Shock Cinema, Weimar Culture book by Anton Kaes  "Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and The Wounds of War" [2009]
by Anton Kaes

Princeton Univ Press 9¾x6 pb [11/2011] for $21.20
Princeton Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [8/2009] for $29.05
Weimar Cinema 1919-1933 book from The Museum of Modern Art, New York City  "Weimar Cinema, 1919-1933" [2010]
from The Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Companion book for MoMA's 75-film retrospective of Weimar cinema,
screened Nov 2010 to March 2011

Museum of Modern Art, NYC 10x8 pb [12/2010] for $21.99
New Austrian Film book edited by Robert Von Dassanowsky & Oliver C. Speck  "New Austrian Film" [2011]
Edited by Robert Von Dassanowsky & Oliver C. Speck

Berghahn Books 9x6¼ hardcover [4/2011] for $128.95
Screening Nostalgia / German Heimat Films book by Alexandra Ludewig   "Screening Nostalgia: 100 Years of German Heimat Film" [2011]
by Alexandra Ludewig

Traces the history of the Heimat {'homeland'} film from the early mountain films
to the genre’s recent resurgence.

Transcript Verlag 9x5¼ pb [6/2011] for $58.95
New Directions in German Cinema book edited by Paul Cooke & Chris Homewood  "New Directions In German Cinema" [2011]
Edited by Paul Cooke & Chris Homewood

I.B. Tauris pb [10/2011] for $29.50
I.B. Tauris hardcover [10/2011] for $81.37

"A Critical History of German Film [] by Stephen Brockmann

"The A to Z of German Cinema (The A to Z Guide... by Robert C. Reimer

"The Collapse of the Conventional: German Film an... by Jaimey Fisher

"Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afte... by Eric Rentschler

"DEFA: East German Cinema 1946-1992 by S Allan

"Nazi Cinema as Enchantment: The Polit... by Mary-Elizabeth O'...

"The Many Faces of Weimar Cinema: Rediscover... by Christian Rogowski

"Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (192... DVD ~ Director: Walter R...

"The Uncanny Gaze: The Drama of Early German C... by Heide Schlupmann

Books on Foreign Cinema   •   Books on Asian Cinema   •   Books on Canadian Cinema
Books on Chinese Cinema   •   Books on French Cinema
Books on Cinema of India   •   Books on Italian Cinema   •   Books on Japanese Cinema
Books on Mexican Cinema   •   Books on Russian Cinema   •   Books on Cinema of Spain

German  Filmmakers

NOTE: Oscar Awards for Best Foreign Language Film are not attributed
by A.M.P.A.S. or IMDb to the director or producer, but to the country of origin.

Foreign Filmmakers   •   Filmmakers of Asia   •   Filmmakers of Canada   •   Filmmakers of China
Filmmakers of France   •   Filmmakers of India   •   Filmmakers of Italy   •   Filmmakers of Japan
Filmmakers of Mexico   •   Filmmakers of Russia   •   Filmmakers of Spain

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surrealist Herbert Achternbusch  [Germany]
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Axel Corti  [1933-93; Austria]
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Doris  Dörrie  [Germany]
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Rainer Werner Fassbinder  [1945-82; Germany]
“It is only when we realize that everything is pointless that we can act fearlessly.” — R.W. Fassbinder
Fassbinder shot 44 films in just 16 years before dying of a drug overdose, at age 37; he remains one of the
most influential directors of his generation, particularly in France.
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"World On A Wire" [1973] not released in USA

"Fear Eats The Soul" [1974]

"Despair" [1978]

"Berlin Alexanderplatz" [1980]

Fassbinder's Germany   "Fassbinder's Germany: History, Identity, Subject" [1996?]
by Thomas Elsaesser

Amsterdam Univ Press 9½x6¼ pb [6/96] for $19.00
Amsterdam Univ Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [6/96] for $30.00

Announced 5/2012: Marco Kreuzpaintner will take on the wild life and young death of German
director Rainer Werner Fassbinder in his new film "Rainer" • not yet listed at IMDb

actor-director  Vadim  Glowna  [1941-2012; Germany]
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listingWikipedia

"Desperado City" directorial debut [1981]

Michael  Haneke  [Austria]
"If you look at the suffering around you, you can't be happy." — Michael Haneke
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listingWikipedia

Michael  ‘Bully’  Herbig  [Germany]
Announced 10/2012: Warner Bros. has signed a new first-look deal with Germany's most commercially successful director & comedy star.

Werner Herzog  [Germany]
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"Fitzcarraldo" [1982]
poster for Fitzcarraldo 1982 movie  
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to enlarge
Look at the video/poster image: The movie was about a visionary who hauled a steamboat up a mountain by chains and ropes and brute manpower, in the steaming jungles of South America. Herzog did the same damn thing – his boat weighed 320 tons! – while producing and directing a 35mm feature motion picture – on a budget!
Co-produced, written & directed by Werner Herzog; starring Klaus Kinski & Claudia Cardinale
Anchor Bay widescreen color VHS [10/99] for $14.99
Anchor Bay widescreen color DVD [11/99] for $31.48
Les Blank documentary + book
full credits from IMDb
"Fitzcarraldo: The Original Story" by Werner Herzog
Fjord Press pb [1/83] out of print/used

"Invincible" [Germany January 2002] /tt0245171/
written & directed by Werner Herzog

"The White Diamond" documentary feature [indep Nov 2004]
White Diamond docu  Herzog filmed the eccentric airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington's quest to fly a miniature helium airship over the jungles of Guyana, twelve years after his friend nature filmmaker Dieter Plage fell to his death on a similar expedition.
Fox Lorber widescreen color DVD [10/2005] for $14.99
full credits at IMDb

Werner Herzog’s "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" 3-D docu [IFC Films 2010]

Werner Herzog’s "On Death Row" [Discovery Channel March 2012]
In late 2011, Herzog revealed that his new documentary film "Death Row" [March 2012] is but one of four
made to be shown on television, coming to Investigation Discovery in 2012. Herzog interviewed death row
inmates inside prisons in Texas and Florida.

"An Evening with Werner Herzog" [U.C. Santa Barbara Oct 2010]
An Evening with Werner Herzog & Pico Iyer at U.C. Santa Barbara in 2010  2-hour episode of U.C. Santa Barbara TV program "Voices" with moderator {writer} Pico Iyer,
broadcast in October 2010
• VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • not listed at IMDb

a similar event is on tour in 2016, including Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas in August

"Werner Herzog's Masterclass at Locarno" [Aug 2013]
complete video of the public event on 16 August 2013 at 66th Festival del film Locarno; uploaded 5/2014
watch entire event [1:30:28] online at YouTube

"B.B.C. HARDtalk: Werner Herzog - Film Director" [BBC-TV Jan 2015]
screen shot of Werner Herzog on B.B.C. HARDtalk show  with interviewer Stephen Sackur
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb
watch program [24:39] online at YouTube

"Queen of The Desert" [Sept 2015] by Werner Herzog intl trailer [1:50] [3:15]

"Master Class: Werner Herzog Teaches Filmmaking" [Aug 2016]  8/2016
official webpage: purchase 5-hours-plus class for $90
watch 5/2016 official trailer [1:45] online at YouTube

"Lo and Behold: Reveries of The Connected World"  8/2016
[Magnolia Pictures Aug 2016]
Lo and Behold documentary film by Werner Herzog  98-minute documentary film by Werner Herzog told in ten chapters on the origins
of the 'connected world' and the internet and social networks and their future . . .

DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
latestcredits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 1/2016 official trailer [2:15] at YouTube

Agnieszka  Holland  [Poland/Germany]
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writer-director  Alexander  Kluge  [Germany]
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Magic Lantern's
writer-director  Fritz  Lang  [1890-1976] Page

Magic Lantern's "Metropolis" 1927 Movie Page
on H.U.A.C.'s Hollywood Blacklist in the 1940s & 1950s

star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  won Honorary Oscar in 1947    Magic Lantern's
Ernst Lubitsch  [1892-1947; Germany/USA] Page
received 3 Oscar nominations [1930-1944]; won Honorary Oscar in 1947

Magic Lantern's
F.W. Murnau [1888-1931; Germany] Page

G.W. Pabst  [1885-1967; Austria]
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing [1922-56]Wikipedia

directed "Pandora's Box" [Germany Feb 1929] starring Louise Brooks
directed "Diary of A Lost Girl" [Germany Sept 1929] starring Louise Brooks

Patricia Plattner  [Switzerland]
IMDb listing • no entry at Wikipedia

animator  Charlotte 'Lotte' Reiniger  [1899-1981; Germany & USA]
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"The Adventures of Prince Achmed"
[U.F.A. Germany July 1926, USA Feb 1931]
Adventures of Prince Achmed 1926 animated silent feature film  The oldest surviving animated feature film, 'stands as one of the great classics of animation - beautiful, mesmerizing, and utterly seductive'. Meticulously hand-drawn stories from "1001 Nights" in shadow-puppet style; original release was hand-tinted • 65-minute silent film written & directed by Lotte Reiniger; director of photography Carl Koch; animated by Lotte Reiniger, Carl Koch, Walter Ruttmann & Berthold Bartosch
Milestone Video b&w silent DVD [11/2011] for $20.08
Image Ent. b&w silent DVD [12/2002] out of prodn/used
Milestone Video b&w silent VHS [1/2002] for $16.44
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Leni Riefenstahl  [1902-2003; Germany]
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Leni Riefenstahl official website {English or Deutsch}
Das Blaue Licht: The Art of Leni Riefenstahl
'A Celebration of The Cinematic Spirit of Leni Riefenstahl' fansite
Leni Riefenstahl Media Archive {German-language} site

won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for "Die Fälscher (Counterfeiters)" [2007]     Stefan Ruzowitzky  [Austria]
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Volker Schlöndorff  [Germany]
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won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film  Tin Drum video  "Tin Drum" German title "Die Blechtrommel" [Argos/Bioskop 1979]
The 1959 Günter Grass novel, and the film adapted from it, use the tin drum as the perfect metaphor for That Little Voice Inside Your Head • Co-written & directed by Volker Schlöndorff; won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film
Criterion color DVD [5/2004] for $24.99
Image Ent letterbox DVD with English subtitles [8/99] out of prodn/used
Kino Video widescreen VHS with English subtitles [11/96] for $39.95
full credits from IMDb

Billy Wilder Speaks TV docufilm by Volker Schlöndorff  "Billy Wilder Speaks: The Wit & Wisdom of One of Hollywood's Most Acclaimed Filmmakers" TV docufilm [T.C.M. June 2006]
Based on interviews of Billy Wilder [1906-2002] filmed in 1988; contains 71-minute docufilm, featurettes, 18 theatrical trailers, filmography; written, co-produced & co-directed by Volker Schlöndorff; co-directed by Gisela Grischow
Kino Video color/b&w DVD [10/2006] for $22.49
full credits at IMDb

actor-director Matthias Schweighöfer  [Germany]
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director Hans-Jürgen Syberberg  [b. 1935; Germany]

Luis Trenker  [1892-1990; Germany]
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Tom Tykwer  [Germany]
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"Winterschläfer" aka "Winter Sleepers" [1997] /tt0120522/
"Run, Lola, Run" [1998] /tt0130827/
"The International" [2009] /tt0963178/

Magic Lantern's
Erich von Stroheim  [1885-1957] Page

von Stroheim did direct early silent films in America, but his 40-year acting career was almost entirely
portrayals of mean-looking German-Prussian military officer types

co-wrote & directed "Greed" [1924]
acted in Jean Renoir's "The Grand Illusion" [France 1937]
acted in Billy Wilder's "Sunset Blvd." [1950]

Margarethe  von Trotta  [Germany]
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Wim Wenders  [Germany]
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Wim Wenders Collection 2 DVD box set  "Wim Wenders Collection 2" DVD Box Set [2006]
Starz / Anchor Bay widescreen b&w/color DVD [12/2006] 8 disks for $89.95
contains 8 feature films: "A Trick of Light" [1995]; "The American Friend" [1977] starring Dennis Hopper & Bruno Ganz; "Lightning Over Water" documentary [1980] featuring director Nicholas Ray; "Notebook On Cities and Clothes" documentary [1989]; "Room 666" documentary [1982]; "The Scarlet Letter" [1973]; "Tokyo-Ga" documentary [1985]; and "Wrong Move" [1975] based on a novel by Goethe

Actors of Germany

Foreign Actors   •   Actors of Asia   •   Actors of Canada   •   Actors of China
Actors of France   •   Actors of India   •   Actors of Italy   •   Actors of Japan
Actors of Mexico   •   Actors of Russia   •   Actors of Spain

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Wolf  Ackva  [1911-2000; Germany]

"Der Hund von Baskerville" [German TV 1955]
publicity still of German actor Wolf Ackva  80-minute German TV movie adapted & directed by Fritz Umgelter; starring Wolf Ackva {as Sherlock Holmes}, Arnulf Schröder {as Watson}, Ernst August Schepmann {as Sir Henry}, Werner Xantry {as Sir Charles}, Axel Ivers, Hedi Reich, Christian Schmieder, Gerhard Ritter, Annelotte von Obstfelde & Hans Epskamp
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb
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Floriane  Daniel  [Germany]
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Marlene  Dietrich  [1901-92; Germany/U.S.A.]
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Marlene Dietrich U.K. fansite

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Gert  Frobe  [1913-88; Germany]

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Bruno  Ganz  [Germany]
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Michael  Gwisdek  [Germany]
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Henry  Hübchen  [Germany]

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Curt Jergens aka Curd Jürgens  [1915-82; Germany]

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Klaus Kinski  [1926-91; Germany]
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Kinski Uncut autobiography of Klaus Kinski  
"Kinski Uncut: The Autobiography of Klaus Kinski" [1996]
Translated by Joachim Neugroschel

Penguin 7¾x5 pb [8/97] out of print/used
Viking 9¼x6½ hardcover [8/96] out of print/used
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actress Eva Krautwig  [Germany]: IMDb listing

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Armin Mueller-Stahl  [Germany]
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Jürgen Prochnow  [Germany]
star of "Das Boot" [1981] /tt0082096/

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Jessica Schwarz  [Germany]

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Matthias Schweighöfer  [Germany]

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Miriam Stein  [Germany]
"Young Goethe In Love" [2010] /tt1440180/

Selected  German  Films
{ in chronological order }

The films of Germany, West Germany and East Germany have together received
3 Best Foreign Language Oscar® wins, among 16 Best Foreign Film nominations.
list of Germany's submissions for Oscar consideration

Selected films of:  Asia   •   Canada   •   China   •   France   •   India
Italy   •   Japan   •   Mexico   •   Russia   •   Spain

Shadows In Paradise: Hitler's Exiles In Hollywood documentary by Peter Rosen  "Shadows In Paradise: Hitler's Exiles In Hollywood" [indep 1980]
White Star color DVD [9/2008] for $19.99
As Hitler gained power in Germany, intellectuals and radicals and artists and Jews fled into exile; a large number settled in Southern California, briefly transforming philistine Hollywood into one of the capitals of world culture. Co-produced & directed by Peter Rosen; hosted by James Conlon; featured interviews include playwright Bertolt Brecht, composer Hanns Eisler, playwright Lion Feuchtwanger, composer Erich Wolf-gang Korngold, filmmaker Fritz Lang, Nobel-laureate Thomas Mann, author Erich Maria Remarque, composer Arnold Schoenberg, composer Ernst Toch, screenwriter Salka Viertel, conductor Bruno Walter, and composer Erich Zeisl • credits at IMDb

German Silent Masterworks Collection on DVD  "German Silent Masterworks Collection" on DVD [2001]
Sling Shot b&w DVD [10/2001] for $6.95
contains 3 silent feature films: "Der Golem" [1920] directed by Carl Boese
& Paul Wegener; F.W. Murnau's "Nosferatu" [1922]; and F.W. Murnau's
"The Last Laugh" [1924]
German Horror Classics DVD box set  "German Horror Classics" DVD Box Set [2002]
Kino Video b&w DVD set [9/2002] 4 disks for $69.95
contains 4 silent feature films: "Der Golem" [1920] directed by Carl Boese
& Paul Wegener; "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" [1920] directed by Robert
Wiene; F.W. Murnau's "Nosferatu" [1922]; and "Waxworks" [1924]
directed by Leo Birinsky & Paul Leni
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There have been dozens of popular 'Winnetou and Shatterhand' Western movies made in Germany
based on the pulp novels of Karl Friedrich May [1842-1912], as well as many other films made from his writings.

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"Der Golem" [1920 silent] directed by Carl Boese & Paul Wegener /tt0011237/

"The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" [1920 silent] directed by Robert Wiene /tt0010323/

F.W. Murnau's "Nosferatu" [1922 silent]

F.W. Murnau's "The Last Laugh" [1924 silent]

"Asphalt" [1929] /tt0019655/

"Kuhle Wampe, oder: Wem Gehört die Welt?" [1932] /tt0023104/

"Hundert Tage (100 Days)" [Austria March 1935]
Napoleon The Hundred Days playscript by Mussolini & Forzano  

Napoleon The Hundred Days playscript by Mussolini & Forzano  

In February 1815, Napoleon escaped his exile on Elba and marched towards Paris with 1,000 men to rebel against the conditions imposed by the Congress of Vienna. He assumed his old role as Emperor of France, and by the time he entered Paris, he was leading an army. The Congress of Vienna declared him an outlaw and seven countries marched their armies toward France. British General Wellington defeated Napoleon's army at Waterloo (in Belgium) and Napoleon was again exiled, this time to the South Atlantic island of St. Helena • Co-written & directed by Franz Wenzler; co-written by Karl Vollmöller; based on the 1932 stageplay by Giovacchino Forzano & Benito Mussolini; music by Giuseppe Becce; starring Werner Krauß {as Napoleon}, Gustaf Gründgens, Kurt Junker, Eduard von Winterstein, Alfred Gerasch, Peter Voß, Fritz Genschow, Elsa Wagner, Rose Stradner, Fred Döderlein, Ernst Legal, C.W. Tetting, Rudolf Schündler, Peter Erkelenz, Oscar Marion, Heinz von Cleve, Paul Mederow, Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Egon Brosig, Friedrich Gnaß, Fred Goebel, Eberhard Leithoff, Josef Peterhans
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • credits at IMDb

"Napoleon: The Hundred Days" [1932]
by Benito Mussolini [1883-1945] & Giovacchino Forzano [1884-1970]
adapted for the English stage by John Drinkwater

Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd. pb [1932] long out of print/scarce

"Diesel" [Germany 1942] /tt0034653/

"It Happened Here" [Lopert Pictures May 1966]
'It Happened Here' feature film by Kevin Brownlow & Andrew Mollo  
DVD cover for 'It Happened Here' feature film by Kevin Brownlow   'How It Happened Here' book by Kevin Brownlow  
In 1940, the Nazis invade Britain and transform it into a fascist state where some Britons collaborate and others resist; filmed over six years in Wales and in Dorset, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire & London in England • Co-produced, co-written & co-directed by Kevin Brownlow & Andrew Mollo; starring Pauline Murray & Sebastian Shaw
Milestone Cinematheque b&w DVD [2/2000] for $20.46
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"How It Happened Here" book [1968]
by Kevin Brownlow, Introduction by David Robinson

The story of how the film got made; contains almost 100 pictures, mostly stills from the film
Kindle Edition from U.K.A. Press [4/2017] for $3.71
U.K.A. Press 8½x5½ pb [3/2007] for $18.65
Secker & Warburg, US pb [1968] out of print/used
Secker & Warburg, UK pb [1968] out of print/used

"The Pedestrian" aka "Der Fußgänger" [Germany 72?]
directed by Maximilian Schell; nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

"Jacob, The Liar" aka "Jakob, der Lügner" [East Germany 75?]
directed by Frank Beyer; nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

"The Tin Drum" aka "Die Blechtrommel" [West Germany 1979]
directed by Volker Schlöndorff; won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

"Das Boot" [Germany 1981]: full credits at IMDb

"Angry Harvest" aka "Bittere Ernte" [West Germany 85?]
directed by Agnieszka Holland; nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

"Wings of Desire" [1987]
Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders  A brilliant, stunning, gorgeous subjective look at what it means to be human. "Luminously optimistic." Directed by Wim Wenders; German title "Der Himmel über Berlin" (Heaven Above Berlin); starring Bruno Ganz, Otto Sander & Peter Falk; many awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinema-tography & more; listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (10/2005)
Criterion Collection Blu-ray [11/2009] for $22.76
MGM/UA widescreen DVD w/English subtitles [7/2003] out of prodn/many used
MGM/UA color VHS w/English subtitles [6/2000] for $9.98
Orion color VHS w/English subtitles [5/93] for $7.99
Fine Line import soundtrack CD [5/90] for $18.04
Nonesuch soundtrack CD [10/90] out of prodn/many used
11x17" poster at AllPosters.comfull credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Faraway, So Close" [1993]
Faraway, So Close  The sequel to "Wings of Desire" (above), this film is superb in its own right. Directed by Wim Wenders; German title "In weiter Ferne, so nah!"; starring Bruno Ganz, Otto Sander & Nastasia Kinski; several awards for direction & cinematography
Col/TriStar widescrn DVD w/Engl subtitles [9/2000] for $22.49
Col/TriStar color VHS w/English subtitles [3/2000] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"The Specialist: Portrait of A Modern Criminal" [1999] starring Adolf Eichmann

"Sophie Scholl: The Final Days" aka "Sophie Scholl: Die Letzten Tage" [Germany 2005]
directed by Marc Rothemund; nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

"The Lives of Others" aka "Das Leben der Anderen" [Germany 2006]
directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck; won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

"A Coffee In Berlin" aka "oh boy"
[Germany Nov 2012, USA June 2014]
poster for 'A Coffee In Berlin' movie  A young man who dropped out of college two years prior is found out and his tuition money is stopped; he wanders the city of Berlin looking for somewhere to belong; b&w film in German with subtitles. Co-produced, written & directed by Jan Ole Gerster; starring Tom Schilling, Friederike Kempter, Marc Hosemann, Katharina Schüttler, Justus von Dohnányi, Andreas Schröders, Arnd Klawitter, Martin Brambach, Frederick Lau, Ulrich Noethen, Michael Gwisdek; won awards at Bavarian Film Awards (2), Bratislava Intl. F/F, European Film Awards, German Film Awards (6), German Film Critics Assn. Awards (2), Munich Film Festival, New Faces Awards - Germany, Oldenburg F/F (3), Potsdam Sehsüchte (2), Romy Gala - Austria, Sofia Intl. F/F, São Paulo Intl. F/F & Tallinn Black Nights F/F (2)
Region 1 DVD not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie sites: USA/English + German
watch official trailer - German with subtitles [2:02] at YouTube

"Hannah Arendt" [Germany Jan 2013, USA May 2013]
Hannah Arendt 2013 biofilm  A brilliant new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher & political theorist whose reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann (published in The New Yorker Magazine) stirred up an international furor. Co-written & directed by Margarethe von Trotta; co-written by Pam Katz; starring Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer, Julia Jentsch, Ulrich Noethen, Michael Degen, Nicholas Woodeson, Victoria Trautt-mansdorff, Klaus Pohl {as Martin Heidegger}, with archive footage of Adolf Eichmann & prosecutor Gideon Hausner; Sukowa won German Film Award in Gold, Bavarian Film Award; film won German Film Award in Silver, Silver Spike Award at Valladolid
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia

"Berlin Station" TV series [Epix Channel Oct 2016]
Berlin Station 2016 cable series  A C.I.A. desk worker is sent to Berlin to find a 'mole' (internal security leak); 10-episode first season, filmed in Berlin • Series created & co-written by Olen Steinhauer; co-written by Larry J. Cohen; starring Richard Armitage, Rhys Ifans, Leland Orser, Michelle Forbes, Tamlyn Tomita, Richard Jenkins, Bernhard Schütz, Roger Ringrose, Mina Tander, Richard Dillane, Earl Vincent Sherwood II
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia
watch 10/2016 official trailer [2:45] at YouTube
watch Episode 1 [53:36] FREE online at YouTube
watch Episode 2 [53:46] FREE online at YouTube

"Atomic Blonde" [Focus Features July 2017]  7/2017
Atomic Blonde action movie starring Charlize Theron  Filmed in Bucharest, set in 1980s Berlin, on the same week that The Wall came down; a female MI-6 agent is sent to Berlin to retrieve a list of British & Soviet secret agents . . . The music is a significant element in the film's background. • Co-produced by Kurt Johnstad, Antony Johnston, Charlize Theron & others; directed by David Leitch; adapted by Kurt Johnstad from the Oni Press graphic novel series "The Coldest City" written by Antony Johnston & illustrated by Sam Hart; starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Eddie Marsan, John Goodman, Toby Jones, James Faulkner, Roland Møller, Sofia Boutella, Bill Skarsgård, Sam Hargrave, Jóhannes Haukur, Til Schweiger, Barbara Sukowa, Lili Gesler, Sara Natasa Szonda, Declan Hannigan, Balazs Lengyel, Daniel Hargrave, Greg Rementer, Cale Schultz
Universal Home Video widescreen color 4k HD format/Blu-ray combo [PRE-ORDER 7/2017] for $44.98
Universal Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD combo [PRE-ORDER 7/2017] for $34.98
Universal Home Video widescreen color DVD [PRE-ORDER 7/2017] for $29.98
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official restricted trailer [3/2017 upload; 3:02] at YouTube
watch official trailer #2 [4/2017 upload 2:56] at YouTube
Sofia Boutella talks about her experience making the movie [7/2017 upload; 12:56] at YouTube
'Atomic Blonde' original motion picture soundtrack album on CD  "Atomic Blonde" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [2017]
Backlot Music import soundtrack CD [7/2017] 16 tracks for $12.99
artists include David Bowie, Tyler Bates (4), Nena ('99 Luftballons'), Marilyn Manson, A Flock of Seagulls,
Public Enemy, Kaleida ('99 Luftballons'), Peter Schilling, and The Clash

listen to full soundtrack - with ads [7/2017 upload; 1:26:15] online at YouTube
'The Coldest City' graphic novel by Antony Johnston & Sam Hart  "The Coldest City" graphic novel [2012]
by Antony Johnston, Illustrated by Sam Hart

An undercover British MI-6 agent has been killed in Berlin and the list that he was carrying has gone missing
– a list identifying all Berlin agents of both the West and the East . . .

Kindle Edition from Oni Press [5/2012] for $9.59
Oni Press 9x6 pb [5/2017] for $10.19
Oni Press 9x6 hardcover [5/2012] for $16.81

"Lou Andreas-Salomé, The Audacity To Be Free"  4/2018
[Germany 2016, Cinema Libre Studio USA April 2018]
German-language Lou Andreas-Salomé movie  in German with subtitles; 'the woman who enthralled Nietzsche, Freud, Rilke, and Reé'
Co-produced, co-written & directed by Cordula Kablitz-Post; co-written by Susanne Hertel; character Lou Andreas-Salomé portrayed by Katharina Lorenz (age 21-50), Helena Pieske (age 6); Liv Lisa Fries (age 16), and Nicole Heesters (age 72); also starring Philipp Hauß {as Paul Rée}, Alexander Scheer {as Friedrich Nietzsche}, Harald Schrott {as Sigmund Freud}, Julius Feldmeier {as Rainer Maria Rilke}, Matthias Lier, Katharina Schüttler, Merab Ninidze, Peter Simonischek, Petra Morzé, Daniel Sträßer, Marcel Hensema, Magdalena Kronschläger, Ruth Reinecke, Carl Achleitner, Katrin Hansmeier, Aaron Karl, Birte Carolin Sebastian, Mariel Jana Supka, Wladimir Tarasjanz
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
watch 1/2018 official trailer [2:53] at YouTube
watch full movie - in a frame, no subtitles [1/2018 upload; 2:13:50] online at YouTube

German  Cinema  Links
Foreign Films [dot] com
Danish Film Institute
Film Academy of Denmark
New German Cinema at University of Victoria, BC Canada
Film Zeit {'Film Time'} website
DEFA Stiftung {DEFA Foundation} former East German film studios
AV's German Flicks fansite
Verleihung des Ernst Lubitsch Preises of Berlin, Germany [est. 1958]
FilmMuseum Berlin
The German-Hollywood Connection website
German-langauge silent movie postcards website
Cinema Forever German films fansite
The Oberhausen Manifesto, signed February 1962
Complete Index To World Film
Yahoo! Deutschland Movies
Professional Production {company} of Hocheim, Germany
BVB: Bundesverband Beleuchtung und Bühne e.V. [est. 1993] (German Association of Electricians & Grips)
Dedo Weigert Film GmbH [est. 1965] film production equipment rental

Fünfseen Film Festival [July-Aug 2011 = #5] in Germany            Film Dienst Magazine [est. 1947] of Germany  "Film Dienst (Film Service)" Magazine [est. 1947]
fúr Filmkultur
websiteGerman Wikipedia

International Media AG [est. 2000] of Germany        Deutsche Kinematek Museum für Film und Fernsehen [est. 1963] in Berlin, Germany        Berlin International Film Festival - Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin [Feb 2009 = #59] in Berlin, Germany        Marco Polo Film AG nature film production [est. 1986] of Heidelberg, Germany

B.V.F.K. (Bundesverband der Fernsehkameraleute) - Der Bundesverband Beleuchtung und Bühne (Kamerabühne) e.V. of Germany [est. 2009] {Union of Television Camera Operators}

German  Film & TV  Studios

Constantin Film 'the German production giant' [est. 1950] headquartered in Munich/München, Germany
Announced 7/2012: Constantin Film has set up a new label called Alpenrot ('Red Alps')
that will back low-to-no budget films that are budgeted at under $1.25 million (€1 million).

Magic Media Company {M.M.C.} studios [est. 1991] in Cologne/Köln, Germany
Announced 2/2012: Magic Media Company {M.M.C.} studios in Cologne/Köln, Germany has been put on
the auction block, with a sale expected by this summer; with more than 215,000 square feet of soundstage space,
MMC is one of the largest studio complexes in Europe.

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