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Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Jan 22, 2016

Today, I'm looking at the legendary partnership between director Josef von Sternberg and star Marlene Dietrich. The photo above is from the period when the pair collaborated on The Blue Angel (1930). This article is part of  Classic Symbiotic Collaborations: The Star-Director Blogathon hoste read more

Unboxing the Silents: 3 Silent Classics of Josef von Sternberg

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Mar 8, 2013

Set contents: 3 DVDs and a booklet. Well, more of a small book. This is a review of the box set itself, look for reviews of the individual films down the road. What is it?: A box set of three von Sternberg silents: Underworld, The Docks of New York and The Last Command. Who released it?: The Criter read more

Josef von Sternberg season at the BFI

Movie Classics Posted by Judy on Nov 30, 2009

Just thought I’d pass on word that there is going to be a season of Josef von Sternberg movies at the BFI (British Film Institute) in London during December, including some exciting rarities! I’m especially intrigued by the sound of Children of Divorce (1927), a silent movie starring Gar read more

Thunderbolt (1929, Josef von Sternberg)

The Stop Button Posted by on Dec 24, 2008

Thunderbolt has some excellent use of sound. It’s a very early talky and I’m hesitant to say any of its uses were innovative, because the word suggests others picked up on the techniques and developed them. Most of Thunderbolt‘s singular sound designs didn’t show up again in read more