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.

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EFC II #68 – L’Age D’Or (1930)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#68 – L’Age D’Or (1930)
Dir. Luis Buñuel
Starring: Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Caridad de Laberdesque, Lionel Salem, Max Ernst, Germaine Noizet, Josep Llorens Artigas

The sixty-eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a sexually charged surrealist trip from director Luis Buñuel, L’Age D’Or.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No, skip it.

EFC II #46 – Earth {Zemlya} (1930)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#45 – Earth {Zemlya} (1930)
Dir. Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Starring: Stepan Shkurat, Semyon Svashenko, Yuliya Solntseva, Yelena Maksimova, Nikolai Nademsky

The forty-sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a hypnotic and interesting silent from Russia, simply titled Earth.

Recorded in July 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No, I appreciated some of the visual techniques and composition, but it ultimately didn’t make for a very satisfying experience.