Reviews // 1 Articles
It’s Not Nice, It’s Art!
11 Nov 2007 // 3:59 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 // 10:00 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 // 4:00 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.