EFC II #72 – The Blue Angel {Der Blaue Engel} (1930)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#72 – The Blue Angel {Der Blaue Engel} (1930)
Dir. Josef von Sternberg
Starring: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron, Rosa Valetti, Hans Albers, Rolf Müller, Charles Puffy, Reinhold Bernt

The seventy-second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Josef von Sternberg’s stark tale of the dangers of ill fated romance, in one of Germany’s first sound films, The Blue Angel.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it can be quite bleak and slow paced at times, but it’s still an impeccably performed and staged film.

EFC II #16 – Shanghai Express (1932)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#16 – Shanghai Express (1932)
Dir. Josef von Sternbeg
Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, Lawrence Grant, Eugene Pallette

The sixteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Josef von Sternberg’s exotic, train set romantic melodrama: Shanghai Express.

Recorded in May 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Cinematography (Lee Garmes)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, definitely. Great atmosphere and moody, melodramatic love story.