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Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927)
"Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt" (original title)

 -  Documentary  -  13 May 1928 (USA)
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This movie shows us one day in Berlin, the rhythm of that time, starting at the earliest morning and ends in the deepest night.

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A train speeds through the country on its way to Berlin, then gradually slows down as it pulls into the station. It is very early in the morning, about 5:00 AM, and the great city is mostly quiet. But before long there are some signs of activity, and a few early risers are to be seen on the streets. Soon the new day is well underway - it's just a typical day in Berlin, but a day full of life and energy. Written by Snow Leopard

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After the movie, Arte TV showed 3 short trick films previously made by Ruttmann, whose motives had been used as transitions in the movie (air date: 1 Dec 2007). See more »

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Not a wasted frame.
7 November 1998 | by (New Orleans, LA) – See all my reviews

Ruttman's film is a spellbinding tour-de-force in photography, managing to dazzle the viewer with each shot. Not a frame is wasted in this, the most photographically influential film ever.


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