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April 20, 2010

POLL 77: WEST GERMAN FILMS IN THE 1970’S

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 10:52 pm

This is about a poll in my bilingual blog at http://celinejulie.blogspot.com

POLL 77: WEST GERMAN FILMS IN THE 1970’S

My poll 77 is inspired by the death of Werner Schroeter, who made THE DEATH OF MARIA MALIBRAN (1972), which is one of my most favorite films of all time. I wrote a comment on this film here:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067861/usercomments

I love many German films made during the 1970’s and early 1980’s, but I’m not sure if some of them belong to the New German Cinema or not. I think that Werner Herzog, Danièle Huillet, Alexander Kluge, Helma Sanders-Brahms, Volker Schlöndorff, Werner Schroeter, Jean-Marie Straub, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, Margarethe von Trotta, and Wim Wenders belong to the New German Cinema, because some books about the New German Cinema talk about these directors. But I’m not sure if Harun Farocki, Thomas Brasch, and Peter Stein belong to this group or not. Since I’m not sure about the definition of the New German Cinema, I decided not to make a poll about the New German Cinema. I decided to make a poll about West German films during the 1970’s instead, because it is much easier for me to decide if any films belong to this country and this period or not. This poll also includes some films which may not belong to the New German Cinema, such as the film of Wolfgang Staudte.

I WORSHIP THESE WEST GERMAN FILMS WHICH WERE MADE DURING THE 1970’S. WHICH ONES DO YOU LIKE?

1.THE ALL-ROUND REDUCED PERSONALITY: REDUPERS (1978, Helke Sander)

2.DAS ANDECHSER GEFÜHL (1974, Herbert Achternbusch)

3.BREMEN FREEDOM (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

4.CALM PREVAILS OVER THE COUNTRY (1976, Peter Lilienthal)

5.THE DEATH OF MARIA MALIBRAN (1972, Werner Schroeter)

6.HITLER: A FILM FROM GERMANY (1977, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg)

7.KINGS OF THE ROAD (1976, Wim Wenders)

8.LAND OF SILENCE AND DARKNESS (1971, Werner Herzog)

9.THE LEFT-HANDED WOMAN (1977, Peter Handke)

10.MADAME X: AN ABSOLUTE RULER (1978, Ulrike Ottinger)

11.MATHIAS KNEISSL (1970, Reinhard Hauff)

12.MOSES AND AARON (1975, Jean-Marie Straub + Danièle Huillet)

13.NIGHTSHADE (1972, Niklaus Schilling)

14.THE PATRIOTIC WOMAN (1979, Alexander Kluge)

15.THE SECOND AWAKENING OF CHRISTA KLAGES (1977, Margarethe von Trotta)

16.SOCCER AS NEVER BEFORE (1971, Hellmuth Costard)

17.THE SUDDEN WEALTH OF THE POOR PEOPLE OF KOMBACH (1971, Volker Schlöndorff)

18.TWO FRIENDS KILL BY POISON (1978, Axel Corti)

19.YESTERDAY’S TOMORROW (1978, Wolfgang Staudte)

20.ZERO HOUR (1977, Edgar Reitz)

You can cast multiple votes.

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3 Comments »

  1. My own votes are for DAS ANDECHSER GEFÜHL, BREMEN FREEDOM, CALM PREVAILS OVER THE COUNTRY, THE DEATH OF MARIA MALIBRAN, THE LEFT-HANDED WOMAN, MADAME X: AN ABSOLUTE RULER, MATHIAS KNEISSL, NIGHTSHADE, SOCCER AS NEVER BEFORE, and YESTERDAY’S TOMORROW.

    Comment by celinejulie — April 20, 2010 @ 10:59 pm

  2. I have searched for Schroeter’s movie and found it. it’s available online at http://www.ubu.com/film/schroeter.html , i don’t know how the quality of the video is though.

    I did not know about ubu.com before , they have other films by other less known directors.

    regards,

    zeren

    Comment by zeren — April 23, 2010 @ 6:34 pm

  3. Thank you very much for your comment, Zeren. Ubu is a real treasure. I wish I had time to watch many films in that website. I’m also glad to know that two films of Schroeter will be available as DVD soon:
    http://www.edition-filmmuseum.com/product_info.php/language/en/info/p97_Eika-Katappa—Der-Tod-der-Maria-Malibran.html/XTCsid/7ab1aabc49db0da4749aeb4fb9ea0775

    Comment by celinejulie — April 26, 2010 @ 9:34 pm


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