Archive for May 11, 2020

Film Directors with their shirts and pants off

Posted in FILM, Politics, Television with tags , , , on May 11, 2020 by dcairns

 

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A lissome John L. (for leggy) Brahm soaks up the sun.

Filmemigration aus Nazidetschland is a colossal 1979 TV series by Gunther Peter Straschek, who conducted scores of interviews with German cinema emigres and edited them together into five hours of ten-minute chats. I’m excited to get stuck in — he had, in his first episode, Lotte Eisner, Brahm, Fritz Lang (telling his Goebbels story again, this time while walking dramatically about his living room — best version I’ve heard!) and Anatole Litvak. I’ve never seen a frame of any of them except Lang, so it’s going to be exciting…