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Walter Ruttmann

Berlin - sinfonie der großstadt (Berlin: Symphony of a Great City)

Edition 1986
70' - 1927 - Documentary - Dialogue: German
Director: Walter Ruttmann Composer: Edmund Meisel With: Paul von Hindenburg
Walter Ruttmann's Berlin film will soon be sixty years old. It remains the most beautiful and most important historical testimony on the German capital. Whenever experts are polled, Berlin ranks among the ten best documentary films, worldwide Edmund Meisel must be counted as the most interesting composer for silent films. His score for Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin first brought him international fame. His musical language was, for those times, rather daring: he loved dissonant tone clusters, jazz, the everyday noises invented by Bruitism, and motor-like rhythmic patterns.

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Credits

Director

Walter Ruttmann

Composer

Edmund Meisel

With

Paul von Hindenburg

Scenario

Walter Ruttmann, Karl Freund

Director of Photography

Robert Baberske, Reimar Kuntze, Laszlo Schäffer

Editor

Walter Ruttmann

Producer

Karl Freund

More information

Dialogue

German

Countries of production

Germany

Year

1927

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