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Title Die Büchse der Pandora [videorecording] : Variationen auf das Thema Frank Wedekinds Lulu = Pandora's box : variations on the theme of Frank Wedekind's Lulu / Janus Films ; Film Museum München ; ein Nero-Film ; Regie, Georg Wilhelm Pabst ; Drehbuch, Ladislaus Vajda ; Produktionsleitung, Georg C. Horsetzky ; Kameramann, Günther Krampf.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    PAN    In Transit
 PAS Central Library DVD    PAN Booklet    Available
Description 2 videodiscs (133 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (95 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.)
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Series Criterion collection ; 358
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 358.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1 (orchestral score only) or Dolby digital stereo.
Language Silent film with German intertitles and musical accompaniment; optional English subtitles.
Cast Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Franz Lederer, Carl Goetz, Krafft-Raschig, Alice Roberts, Daisy d'Ora, Gustav Diessl, Michael v. Newlinsky, Siegfried Arno.
Credits Art directors, Andrej Andrejew, Gottlieb Hesch ; graphic designer, Marcel Tuszkay.
Note Adapted from the stage plays: Erdgeist & Die Büschse der Pandora / by Frank Wedekind.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1929.
"New, restored high-definition digital transfer of the definitive Munich Film Museum restoration"--Container.
Accompanying booklet ("Reflections on 'Pandora's box'") includes essays by film critic J. Hoberman ("Opening 'Pandora's box'"), film critic Kenneth Tynan ("The girl in the black helmet"), & actress Louise Brooks ("Pabst and Lulu").
Audience Not rated by the MPAA.
Summary The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.
Contents Disc 1. The film -- Disc 2. The supplements.
Note Special features (disc 1): Optional audio commentary by film scholars Thomas Elsaesser & Mary Ann Doane; Four different musical scores (orchestral score by Gillian Anderson, cabaret score by Dimitar Pentchev, modern orchestral score by Peer Raben, piano improvisation by Stéphan Oliva).
Special features (disc 2): "Louise Brooks : looking for Lulu" (documentary film by Hugh Munro Neeley ; 1998, 60 min.); "Lulu in Berlin" (documentary filmmakers Richard Leacock & Susan Steinberg Woll interview actress Louise Brooks ; 1984, 48 min.); "The shadow of my father : Michael Pabst on G.W. Pabst's 'Pandora's box'" (interview with director G.W. Pabst's son by Richard Leacock ; 2006, 34 min. ; in German, with optional English subtitles); stills gallery.
Subject Femmes fatales -- Drama.
Young women -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Prostitution -- Drama.
Sex -- Drama.
Genre/Form Silent films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Added Author Pabst, G. W. (Georg Wilhelm), 1885-1967. Director.
Vajda, Ladislaus, 1877-1933. Screenwriter.
Horsetzky, Georg C. Producer.
Krampf, Günther. Cinematographer.
Brooks, Louise, 1906-1985. Actor.
Kortner, Fritz. Actor.
Lederer, Francis, 1899-2000. Actor.
Goetz, Carl, 1862-1932. Actor.
Krafft-Raschig. Actor.
Roberts, Alice, 1906-1985. Actor.
D'Ora, Daisy, 1913-2010. Actor.
Diessl, Gustav, 1899-1948. Actor.
Newlinsky, Michael von, 1891-1964. Actor.
Arno, Sig, 1895-1975. Actor.
Elsaesser, Thomas, 1943- Commentator.
Doane, Mary Ann. Commentator.
Anderson, Gillian B., 1943- Composer.
Pentchev, Dimitar, 1968- Composer.
Raben, Peer. Composer.
Oliva, Stephan. Musician.
Hoberman, J. Writer of accompanying material.
Tynan, Kenneth, 1927-1980. Writer of accompanying material.
Wedekind, Frank, 1864-1918. Erdgeist.
Wedekind, Frank, 1864-1918. Büchse der Pandora.
Janus Films.
Münchner Stadtmuseum. Abteilung Film.
Nero-Film A.G.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Pandora's box
Louise Brooks.
Lulu in Berlin.
Shadow of my father.
Reflections on Pandora's box.
Opening Pandora's box.
Girl in the black helmet.
Pabst and Lulu.
ISBN 1934121045
Standard No. 715515020626
Music No. CC1656D Criterion Collection

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