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It’s Not Nice, It’s Art!
11 Nov 2007 // 2:59 PM
In the film version of The Threepenny Opera, Pabst managed to accomplish what Brecht could not: a true reconciliation between the satiric jubilance of the original stage play and the politically driven cynicism of Brecht’s revision.
Louise Brooks at 100: Interview with Peter Cowie
15 Nov 2006 // 9:00 AM
"One learned to take with a pinch of salt some of her assertions about people from the silent period. Sometimes it wasn't just her memory failing, it was a liberal attempt to build history in her own image." PopMatters talks to Peter Cowie, author of Louise Brooks: Lulu Forever.
German Expressionism Collection
6 Mar 2008 // 3:00 PM
We think of Expressionism, as practiced in the theatre and film of Germany and other European countries during the early 1900s, as a way of distorting the plastic elements -- Culture's extension of Nature's pathetic fallacy, where instead of trees and clouds reflecting our moods, it's the furniture and stairways.
'Lost Girl' and 'Phantom' Got Those Silent Upgrade Blu's
10 Nov 2015 // 2:00 AM
Two silent classics travel from nitrate to VHS to HD Blu-rays, regaining something of their forgotten glory.