The Note-book of a Cinéphile

 Based on my book Traum und Exzess. Die Kulturgeschichte des frühen Kinos. Vienna 2011

 Film library in progress. Comments are welcome

INDEX

GREATEST HITS


What films reflect are not so much explicit credos as psychological dispositions – those deep layers of collective mentality which extend more or less below the dimensions of consciousness.
(Siegfried Kracauer)

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The Pioneers

AUGUSTE AND LOUIS LUMIERE
GEORGES MÉLIÈS
ALICE GUY
LOUIS FEUILLADE
MAX LINDER
ALBERT CAPELLANI / LÉONCE PERRET
EDWIN S. PORTER
DAVID W. GRIFFITH
CHARLES CHAPLIN 1914/15
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Genres

RAILWAYS, PHANTOM RIDES    CIRCUS, VARIETÉ, MUSIC HALL
SOUND AND COLOUR EXPERIMENTS   LANDSCAPES, URBAN VIEWS  REENACTMENTS   

EARLY DOCUMENTARY FILMS I
EARLY DOCUMENTARY FILMS II

DANGEROUS CARS AND AIRPLANES   CHASE FILMS
EXCESS, DREAM, PARANOIA

DRAMA / MELODRAMA I   DRAMA / MELODRAMA II
ADVENTURE   HISTORY    BURLESQUE   COMEDY I   COMEDY II   SERIALS
THRILLERS: GANGSTERS AND DETECTIVES   MYTHS, MYSTERY, FANTASY

TRICK FILMS AND CARTOONS    MONUMENTAL AND BIBLE FILMS   WESTERN
SOCIAL DRAMA   EROTICA AND PORNOS    SHAKESPEARE ON SCREEN
MONSTERS    CATASTROPHE AND DISASTER    COMMERCIALS    WAR


Archive: 1033 films
January 2018


About:
Klaus Kreimeier, Berlin
Film historian and writer
Author of  The Ufa Story, New York: Hill and Wang 1996; Berkeley: UCP 1999
Biography
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Essays by the author:
Vom Vampir zum Vamp
Am Anfang war das Chaos. Filmgenres und ihre Genese im frühen Kino (1895–1914)
Die doppelte Verdopplung der Kaiser-Ikone
Entfesselung und Steuerung. Blickstrategien in der frühen Kinematografie
Eine technische Tour de Force. Thomas A. Edison und seine Mitarbeiter
Der geheimnisvolle Club von Joseph Delmont
Als das Morden im Kino begann
Filmstandort Berlin

Magic Moments in Early Film History
Reviews
Ma l’amor mio non muore
Le Mystère des roches de Kador
The Musketeers of Pig Alley
Posle smerti (Nach dem Tod)
Det hemmelighedsfulde X (Das geheimnisvolle X)

Impressum