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Name: FLICKER ALLEY
Number: FLA810162037246

BERLIN SYMPHONY OF A GREAT CITY (1927) (BLU-RAY)
Directed By:  Walther Ruttman

THIS PRODUCT IS MANUFACTURED ON DEMAND USING REGION FREE BD-R RECORDABLE MEDIA

At once an invaluable photographic record of life in Weimer Berlin and a timeless demonstration of the cinemas ability to enthrall on a purely visceral level, Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (Berlin, die Symphonie der Grosstadt) offers a kaleidoscopic view of a single day in the life of a bustling metropolis. Carl Mayer (The Last Laugh), influenced by the naturalistic Kammerspiel movement, envisioned a melody of pictures sprung from daily reality instead of the stylized artificiality of the studio-bound expressionist film. Following Mayers rough outline, photographer Karl Freund deployed a team of cameramen to explore the avenues, alleyways, and factories of Berlin and secure hidden-camera glimpses of the people and machinery that provide the city with its constant motion. The many hours of footage were 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. Scanned in 2K resolution from 16mm elements and featuring a score by composer Timothy Brock as performed by the Olympia Chamber Orchestra, Flicker Alley and Blackhawk Films are proud to release this classic of documentary cinema in a high-definition Blu-ray edition for the first time ever. Berlin defined the formula of the city symphony film and according to John Grierson the filmmaker/critic who coined the term documentary No film has been more influential, more imitated.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
Commentary track by filmmaker Alex Barrett, director of London Symphony

Writer: Walther Ruttman & Karl Freund
Producer: Carl Mayer

RunTime: 62:00
Genre: Documentary
Language: Silent (with English Subtitles)
AspectRatio: 1.33:1
Audio: Mono
ColorBW: B/W

  
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