HANS RICHTER: EARLY WORKS

During the period in the 1920's that Gerhard Lamprecht was directing narrative films based on working class life in postwar Berlin (see SLUMS OF BERLIN (DIE VERRUFENEN) & CHILDREN OF NO IMPORTANCE (DIE UNEHELICHEN) and THE PEOPLE AMONG US (MENSCHEN UNTEREINANDER) & UNDER THE LANTERN (UNTER DER LATERNE), also available from GME), his German compatriot Hans Richter was creating movies in the abstract and Dadaist vein, while also increasingly turning to social critique in his later films. Here, for the first time, we offer HANS RICHTER: EARLY WORKS (1921-1929), published by Re:Voir Vidéo.

About his filmmaking practice, Richter himself wrote in 1924 that, "By film I mean visual rhythm... to see movement, organized movement, wakes us up, wakes up resistance, wakes up the reflexes, and perhaps wakes up our sense of enjoyment as well."

Richter emigrated to the United States in 1940 and taught in the Institute of Film Techniques at City College in New York City; his teachings would influence many of the "New American Cinema" filmmakers.

 
 
 

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HANS RICHTER: EARLY WORKS
(Germany, 1921-1929)

Director: Hans Richter

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Rhythmus 21
(1921) 

• 4 minutes
• B&W
• Silent

     

Rhythmus 23
(1923)

• 4 minutes
• B&W
• Silent

     

Filmstudie
(1926)

• 5 minutes
• B&W
• Sound

     

Ghosts Before Breakfast (Vormittagsspuk)
(1927-28)

• 7 minutes
• B&W
• Sound

Race Symphony
(1928-29)

• 7 minutes
• B&W
• Sound

Two Pence Magic (Zweigroschenzauber)
(1928-29)

• 2 minutes
• B&W
• Sound

Inflation
(1927)

• 3 minutes
• B&W
• Sound

Everything Turns Everything Revolves (ALLES DREHT SICH, ALLES BEWEGT SICH)
(1929)

• 3 minutes
• B&W
• Sound

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Bonus Material

RICHTER ON FILM
(1972)

Director: Cecile Starr

• 14 minutes
• 16mm
• B&W
• Sound

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Total Running Time: 00:49:00

Published By: Re:Voir Video

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