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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.
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
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
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.
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
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.)