1930. USA. Josef von Sternberg. 90 min.
Monday, April 7, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1930. USA. Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Screenplay by Jules Furthman. Cinematography by Lee Garmes. With Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou, Ulrich Haupt, Eve Sothern. Morocco was released to huge success in America, and it was immediately evident that Greta Garbo had competition for the title of (as Dietrich’s later publicity materials put it) “Queen of the World.” Garmes went on to shoot the Sternberg/Dietrich films Dishonored and Shanghai Express. Later in his 50-year career he would work with Alfred Hitchcock, Max Ophuls, and Howard Hawks. Sternberg, perhaps second only to Murnau in his command of the cinema’s potential for evoking and contrasting light and shadow, made seven films with Dietrich, turning her into one of the great icons of the 20th century. 90 min.
In the Film exhibition The Aesthetics of Shadow, Part 2: Europe and America
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