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RUTTMANN, WALTHER - Berlin, die Sinfonie der Grostadt & Melodie der Welt

Format: do-DVD
Label & Cat.Number: Edition Filmmuseum 39
Release Year: 2010
Note: Double DVD with 20p booklet presenting all works produced 1920-1931 by this German art-film pioneer: BERLIN, DIE SINFONIE DER GROSTADT (1927, his most famous silent film), MELODIE DER WELT (1929, the first longer German sound feature), plus many experimental short films, all newly restored; additionally, an extensive ROM section with photos, posters, text documents, paintings, etc..
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"Walther Ruttmann is a pioneer of modern multimaedia art. His first short films are unique experiments with forms, colors, and rhythm, his innovative commercials connected abstract animation art with concrete messages. The symphonic documentary Berlin, die Sinfonie der Grostadt is one of the most famous silent cassics, the travelogue Melodie der Welt became the first German sound feature film. With the radio play Weekend Ruttmann created the first sound film without images while his short In der Nacht transforms music to images and is a prototype of modern music videos. The 2-disc DVD combines for the first time all surviving works by Walther Ruttmann from 1920-1931 in newly restored and reconstructed versions, often with original scores. It also includes lobby cards, posters, programs and text documents as well as little known paintings and drawings by Ruttmann. With the films 'Berlin, die Sinfonie der Grostadt' (1927), 'Opus 1' (1920), 'Opus 2' (1922), 'Opus 3' (1924), 'Opus 4' (1925), 'Der Sieger' (1922), 'Das Wunder' (1922), 'Das wiedergefundene Paradies' (1925), 'Der Aufstieg' (1926), 'Spiel der Wellen' (1926), 'Dort wo der Rhein...' (colorised) (1927), 'Melodie der Welt' (1929), 'Weekend' (1930), 'In der Nacht' (1931), 'Walther Ruttmann, der Visionr bewegter Rhythmen' (1987). DVD PAL, all regions. Texts by and about Walther Ruttmann, program booklets and original scores as ROM features 20 page booklet with essays about Walther Ruttmann. Edited by: Filmmuseum Mnchen, Arte, Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv and Goethe-Institut. DVD-Authoring: Ralph Schermbach. DVD-Supervision: Stefan Drssler." [publishing house info]