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Alix Lambert's Berlin

Updated February 22, 2010

Artist & writer Alix Lambert captured Greenberg’s red carpet premiere from a different angle.

Slide 1: A Woman Waits
Slide 2: German Bodega
Slide 3: Ticket Counter
Slide 4: Greenberg
Slide 5: The Bear
Slide 6: Kid Poker
Slide 7: Greta
Slide 8: Stiller
Slide 9: Fan
Slide 10: Video Up
Slide 11: Superman
Slide 12: Valentine's Day
Slide 13: Signage
Slide 14: Marlene
Slide 15: Debris
Slide 16: Alix Lambert
Slide 1: A Woman Waits

Slide 1: A Woman Waits

A woman awaits the tram, but may or may not be attending the festival...

 

 

 

Berlin: City in the Movies

Updated February 19, 2010

Scott Macaulay clicks through the various characters this city has played.

Slide 1: Berlin - A City in Film
Slide 2: Metropolis - City of the Future
Slide 3: M - City of Fear
Slide 4: One, Two, Three - City of the West
Slide 5: Torn Curtain - City of Spies
Slide 6: Cabaret - City of Excess
Slide 7: Berlin Alexanderplatz - City of Consciousness
Slide 8: Christiane F - City of Drugs
Slide 9: Taxi zum Klo - City of Sex
Slide 10: Wings of Desire - City of Angels
Slide 11: Good Bye, Lenin - City of the East
Slide 1: Berlin - A City in Film

Slide 1: Berlin - A City in Film

In cinema, cities have identities. They add meanings to the stories set within them. Most cities are lucky to convey two or perhaps three sets of associations. Throughout the history of film, the movie city of Berlin, however, has reinvented itself over and over again as the character of its people and politics have changed. The capital city of, successively, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, and then a city divided between the East and West after World War 2 and during the Cold War, Berlin has provided a visually striking, symbol-laden backdrop to tales of love and war, politics and intrigue, historical memory and ideological denial. It is a city where loving angels debate the German character while junkie youth wipe away their memories on the streets, where the East German state police are both villains as well as comforting cultural icons, and where citizens can unite against a common threat while individuals can find their own communities to love within. The following is a list of ten significant films set in — and in many ways about — the many cinematic Berlins.

 

 

 

Filmmaker Selects 25 Essential Movie Soundtracks

Updated February 16, 2010

As part of Music Month, Filmmaker magazine editor Scott Macaulay picks out the most seminal movie soundtracks of all time.

Slide 1: Introduction
Slide 2: Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Slide 3: Once (2007)
Slide 4: Blade Runner (1994)
Slide 5: Contempt (1963)
Slide 6: Suspiria (1977)
Slide 7: Coraline (2009)
Slide 8: Paris, Texas (1983)
Slide 9: Naked Lunch (1991)
Slide 10: Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Slide 11: Mysterious Skin (2004)
Slide 12: Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)
Slide 13: There Will Be Blood (2007)
Slide 14: Traffic (2000)
Slide 15: Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)
Slide 16: Trouble Every Day (2001)
Slide 17: Requiem For A Dream (2000)
Slide 18: Sorcerer (1977)
Slide 19: American Beauty (1999)
Slide 20: Vertigo (1958)
Slide 21: Fargo (1996)
Slide 22: La Dolce Vita (1960)
Slide 23: Spartacus (1960)
Slide 24: The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982)
Slide 25: The Hours (2002)
Slide 26: The Insider (1999)
Slide 1: Introduction

Slide 1: Introduction

Independent filmmakers looking for film-music inspiration should check out the 25 scores Filmmaker magazine has selected as some of the coolest film music around. The following scores are all in some ways seminal and speak to complex and innovative relationships between music and screen storytelling.

 

 

 

Greenberg on the Red Carpet in Berlin

Updated February 16, 2010

Greenberg premiered at the Berlin Film Festival on February 14, 2010.

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© Photo: Hubert Boesl

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Ben Stiller, director Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig, and Rhys Ifans on the red carpet at the Berlin Film Festival.

 

 

 

The Years of the Berlin Film Festival

Updated February 11, 2010

The Berlinale turns 60 this year. What a strange journey it’s been.

Slide 1: 2010 - The Berlin Film Festival
Slide 2: 1951 - The Festival Starts
Slide 3: 1955 - Germany Steps Up
Slide 4: 1958 - The Festival Opens Up
Slide 5: 1961 - A Cultural Divide
Slide 6: 1965 - Different Programs
Slide 7: 1971 - Starting All Over Again
Slide 8: 1974 - Cold War Thaws
Slide 9: 1978 - A New Director, a New Date
Slide 10: 1979 - International Conflict
Slide 11: 1982 - Germany Divided
Slide 12: 1987 - The East Comes West
Slide 13: 1990 - A New Berlin
Slide 14: 1996 - The Festival at Full Tilt
Slide 15: 2000 - An Anniversary and new Home.
Slide 16: 2004 - A Different Type Of German Film
Slide 17: 2006 - An International Duty
Slide 1: 2010 - The Berlin Film Festival

Slide 1: 2010 - The Berlin Film Festival

The Berlin Film Festival lights up the city.

The Berlin Film Festival turns 60 this year, with no signs of slowing down. For Focus Features, two upcoming films––Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg and Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids are All Right––are in competition, and Yuen Woo Ping’s martial arts extravaganza True Legend (which is being handled by Focus International) is in the Berlinale Special category. Of course, there are many more films than these three. The festival that now screens nearly 400 films from some 130 countries didn’t start out that way. To get a sense of what the life of a film festival looks like, we’ve picked select years to profile (with much help from Festival’s extensive historical archive.)