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1st June 2011

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The Golem: Paul Wegener and Carl Boese, 1920

(Film 6)

Definitely not one of my favorite expressionist films that I’ve seen thus far.  In my opinion, it wasn’t as polished as the others, and for some reason I didn’t get into the storyline that easily.  Also, I think I got a copy without original score, which threw me off completely - the music didn’t go along with the tone of the films itself, and there were awkward periods of silence when one composition changed to another.  But I did enjoy the story as a whole, and the different camera angles and techniques that Wegener and Boese utilized.  I equally enjoyed the references to Jewish customs, traditions, and myths; I’m not too familiar with them to begin with, so it made the film entertaining and interesting.  


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