Tag: history

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WORDS AND IMAGES – AUSTRIAN CINEMA IN THE 1920S

Even today, it’s not uncommon to draw heavily from a literary text when making a film. And if this is still a common occurrence in films, it must be acknowledged that in Austria the combination of words and images was, from the very origins of Austrian cinema, pretty common. But to better understand this trend, we need to take a leap back in time.

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FRAGMENTS FROM THE PAST – THE POWER OF IMAGES

The first film archives were created in the 1930s with the intention of preserving what had been made since the origins of cinema. Yet, it has not been possible to recover many of the works previously made, of which several fragments have been permanently lost. This is also the case with Wellen schlagen gegen die Küste, beobachtet von einer Frau, which was also able, in spite of everything, to allow the spectator to be carried away by the feature film itself while watching it.