SIRENS AND SINNERS
A Visual History of Weimar Film, 1918-1933

HANS HELMUT PRINZLER and RAINER ROTHER
308pp 443 ILLUS (335 DUOTONE) 2013 LIST PRICE: £45.00 AA22

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A lavish showcase of more than seventy films, selected to give a wide-ranging overview of Weimar cinema, with its daring themes of sexuality and social issues tackled by iconic stars such as Marlene Dietrich and Louise Brooks. Through the silent era to the early years of sound, the visual flair and technical innovation of filmmakers like Fritz Lang and Ernst Lubitsch set an international standard for the possibilities of cinema as an art form, with movies such as The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Nosferatu, Metropolis, Pandora’s Box and M building a legacy that not only shaped the world of film but also had a lasting impact on all the visual arts. The text sets the historical scene and gives an insight into what these films meant to the society that created them.
A masterpiece . . . filled with informative detail but more importantly showing a gallery of the film stars who delighted their audiences in the pre-Nazi days. WESTERN MAIL