• Symphonie diagonale

    1921. Germany. Viking Eggeling. Approx. 6 min.

  • Siegfried (Part 1 of Die Nibelungen)

    1924. Germany. Fritz Lang. Approx. 86 min.

With piano accompaniment by Stuart Oderman

Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Symphonie diagonale

    1921. Germany. Directed by Viking Eggeling. Silent. Approx. 6 min.

  • Siegfried (Part 1 of Die Nibelungen)

    1924. Germany. Directed by Fritz Lang. Screenplay by Lang, Thea von Harbou, based on Das NibelungenliedThe Spiders and Dr. Mabuse) and critical acclaim (with Destiny) when, together with his then wife, von Harbou, he decided to tackle Wagner. The result is one of the most spectacular examples of UFA-style filmmaking, a product of the dominant German studio, with seemingly infinite resources to lavish on set design, costumes, and special effects. Whether the film does justice to the thirteenth-century legend and Wagner’s opera, or instead presaged Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will (Von Harbou later became a Nazi), it is undeniably a work of great beauty and ambition. Silent; English intertitles. Approx. 86 min.

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