sunrise_murnau-580x396And so we reach the end of my abbreviated retrospective on the German Expressionist era of filmmaking. It was fascinating to take some time learning about the sociopolitical dynamics of the movement, and to see the interconnectedness of a society on the brink of a national breakdown, not to mention the ominous foreshadowing of what was to come in the years ahead.

To my line of thinking, and this is hardly a unique standpoint, film is oftentimes a direct reflection of the society in which it is produced, and carries a great many messages to those who are inclined to look for them.

Exodus & Rebirth

Thanks to all who have checked it out, and there will be more historical retrospectives to come.

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