Destiny (1921)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Original Title: Der müde Tod Germany, 1921.  Decla-Bioscop AG.  Screenplay by Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou.  Cinematography by Bruno Mondi, Erich Nitzschmann, Herrmann Saalfrank, Bruno Timm, Fritz Arno Wagner.  Produced by Erich Pommer.  Music by Giuseppe Becce, Karl-Ernst Sasse, Peter Schirmann.  Production Design by Robert Herlth, Walter…

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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse Germany, 1933.  Nero-Film AG.  Screenplay by Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou, based on characters created by Norbert Jacques.  Cinematography by Karoly Vass, Fritz Arno Wagner.  Produced by Fritz Lang, Seymour Nebenzal.  Music by Hans Erdmann.  Production Design by Emil Hasler, Karl Vollbrecht.  Costume Design by Hans Kothe.  Film Editing by Conrad von…

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The Threepenny Opera (1931)

GEORG WILHELM PABST Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB Original title:  Die 3 Groschen-Oper Germany, 1931.  Tobis Filmkunst, Nero-Film AG, Warner Bros.. Adaptation by Bela Balazs, Leo Lania, Ladislaus Vajda, based on the text by Bertolt Brecht.  Cinematography by Fritz Arno Wagner.  Produced by Seymour Nebenzal.  Music by Kurt Weill.  Production Design by Andrej Andrejew.  Costume Design by Max Pretzfelder.   Kurt Weill’s…

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Nosferatu (1922)

F.W. MURNAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB Original title:  Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie Des Grauens Germany, 1922.  Jofa-Atelier Berlin-Johannisthal, Prana-Film GmbH. Screenplay by Henrik Galeen, based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker.  Cinematography by Fritz Arno Wagner, Gunther Krampf.  Produced by Enrico Dieckmann, Albin Grau.  Music by Hans Erdmann, Gerard Hourbette, Douglas Sosin.  Production Design by Albin Grau.  Costume Design…

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M (1931)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Germany, 1931.  Nero-Film AG.  Screenplay by Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang, based on an article by Egon Jacobson.  Cinematography by Fritz Arno Wagner.  Produced by Seymour Nebenzal.  Production Design by Emil Hasler, Karl Vollbrecht.  Film Editing by Paul Falkenberg.  Early film noir is considered the most important step in German expressionist cinema. Directed by…

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The Threepenny Opera (1931)

GEORG WILHELM PABST Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5 Original title:  L’Opera De Quat’sous Germany/USA, 1931.  Tobis Filmkunst, Nero-Film AG, Warner Bros.. Adaptation by Bela Balazs, Leo Lania, Ninon Steinhoff, Solange Terac, Ladislaus Vajda, dialogue by Andre Mauprey, based on the play Die Dreigroschenoper by Bertolt Brecht.  Cinematography by Fritz Arno Wagner.  Produced by Seymour Nebenzal.  Music by Kurt Weill, Theo Mackeben,…

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