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German Film and Art between the wars, By John Francis

This lecture explores the relationship of art to film in the crucial years in Germany between the wars.  
Fritz Lang's classic masterpiece Metropolis (1926) will be our starting point to understanding expressionism in German cinema.  The blueprint of the murder/suspense/thriller genre film M (1931), was made by the same director and will be closely examined for its invention and influences. The paintings and drawings of Dix, Grosz and Beckmann will support our investigation into this highly important twenty years of European culture.



Metropolis City