1928. Germany. Georg Wilhelm Pabst. 88 min.
Musical accompaniment by Ben Model
Thursday, May 6, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
1928. Germany. Directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst. Written by Ladislaus Vajda, Joseph R. Fliesner, adapted from plays by Frank Wedekind. With Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Franz Lederer, Gustav Diessl. G. W. Pabst (1885–1967) was the third member (with F. W. Murnau and Fritz Lang) of the triumvirate that dominated German cinema. Pabst plucked ex-flapper Louise Brooks (1906–1985) from her native America, and her incarnation of Wedekind’s Lulu marks one of the high points of silent movie acting. The film clearly points the way to Josef von Sternberg’s work with Marlene Dietrich and later to Max Ophuls. Silent, with English intertitles. 88 min.