Out of the Shadows: German Expressionism & Beyond
The Australian Cinémathèque presents a major retrospective season showcasing German film in an expressionist vein from the silent period onwards. In Berlin after World War One, a striking style of filmmaking developed that experimented with set design, lighting and shadow. These ‘expressionist’ films, rich in symbolism, played on images of madness, monsters and modernity. Ranging from classics to lesser known films setting the scene for the period, ‘Out of the Shadows’ includes Weimar musicals and comedies, classic film monsters, cities of the future, battles against nature, femme fatales, as well as recent films influenced by expressionist aesthetics. The program also charts the move of German directors to America in response to the rise of Nazism, their influence on Hollywood film production and on the development of film noir and horror genres - GoMA Website
To those who don't reside in Brisbane and are a little sad about missing out on this film program, I can do something that may make up slightly for your loss. I can eat an extra cupcake for you. Yup! I have such a big and generous heart! Off to polish my halo now. Please feel free to specify cupcake flavour preferences and I'll do my best to accommodate.
I've been tagged by Bec from The Small Stuff blog for the On Your Walls meme. I was only tagged two days ago and I'm responding already! Such a speedy response to a tag is a first for me! Actually, the fact that I've responded at all to a tag is a rare thing. It's not that I don't appreciate being tagged. It's just that I'm not very good at them. So please do forgive me if you've tagged me and I haven't followed through. This one is an easy peasy one because I'm able to cheat! Back in April I participated in Marilyn's Show Me Your Wall feature on Pulp Sushi. What's On My Walls now hasn't changed since April, so you can click here to view my walls over at Pulp Sushi if you didn't back then and you're interested in taking a peek now. Thanks for your interest in my walls Bec! If your interest extends to wanting to come on over to clean the accumulating cobwebs in the corners please don't hesitate to pop in anytime! Thanks also for sharing your walls! They're super sweet! I'll not tag anybody in particular but if you'd like to share what is On Your Walls please do! I'd love to see!