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New Objectivity in films The New Objectivity (in German, Neue Sachlichkeit ), was an art movement that arose in Germany in the early 1920s as an outgrowth of, and in opposition to, expressionism. The term is applied to works of pictorial art, literature, music, and
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architecture. During the course, we had Don’t refer to the course but try to address an anonymous reader. ?? Present tense Reminded me? seen films stand for New Objectivity such as Joyless Street (German: Die freudlose Gasse , 1925) and Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (German: Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt, 1927). These two films represent different aspects of New Objectivity, which is not only a movement of art but a meditation of future among people as well. Foremost, I want to emphasize the meaning of New Objectivity. It doesn’t mean things become objective. In addition, the contents of the formula Neue Sachlichkeit have not remained constant since it was first devised. The sphere of its application and its significance has been expanded in conjunction with one another. At the beginning, New Objectivity was part of return to order movement following the First World War, which represents the revival of classicism and realistic painting. The New Objectivity in Weimar cinema, as I think, is a transformation and continuation of Expressionism. New Objectivity is not so realistic, but it on some degree represents the change from abstract to more rational among people’s mind.
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Joyless Street is a film directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst in Germany, based on the novel by Hugo Bettauer, and is one of the first films of the "New Objectivity” movement. Compare to a former street film, The Street , Joyless Street contain much more logic plot together with a “happy ending”. The Street , which is considered as a classical film of expressionism, contain a lot of abstract icon such as the eyes displayed on the signboard of the store and the man’s imagination. In addition, the story is discrete that you may feel confused sometimes when the scene
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2010 for the course FSEM 122 taught by Professor Martin during the Fall '09 term at Rice.

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