28 - Deana Croog German 304: From Berlin To Hollywood...

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Deana Croog German 304: From Berlin To Hollywood Professor Barton Byg April 28 Journal Assignment 1)Each of the films pays homage to the history of films in different ways. Run, Lola, Run, for example, masters such techniques as manipulation of time, in her quest to find $100,000 for Manni. The fascinating quality about film is its ability to go forward and backward seamlessly in time. In addition, Run, Lola, Run also recalls the historical “femme fatale” character- “lola”, a typical femme fatale name, is matched properly with the title character, since she partakes in crime and corruption, thus becoming a more modern femme fatale. The Bridegroom, the Comedienne, and the Pimp recalls the history of motion pictures by being shot with a monochromatic lens. In addition, the short film uses the tracking shot, when the couple drives down the street, which, at the time of its invention, was revolutionary, (as seen in Sunrise). Wings of Desire, by Wim Wenders, This film uses parallel editing, to develop numerous storylines simultaneously. Parallel editing may be seen in Nosferatu, for example. The film, set in West Berlin, certainly comments on the state of Berlin at the time it was made. The great majority of German films are political, commenting on the societal and political wearies in Germany. The three films, chronologically, become more saturated with special effects and fancy editing. Similar to Melies ‘ quest for special effects with trick photography in A Trip to The Moon and Munchhausen’s dazzling special effects, the more recent films are still in pursuit to improve and use more and more spectacular special effects. 2)The Bridegroom, the Comedienne, and the Pimp
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