100 Years Studio Babelsberg
The Art of Filmmaking
264 pp., hardcover with jacket
c. 250 color and b/w photographs
Text in German and English
|Format:||10 5/6 x 13 3/8 in.|
- The definitive book for every movie lover
A fascinating overview of all elements of film history produced in collaboration with the Film and Television University (HFF), “Konrad Wolf,” and the Filmmuseum Potsdam
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2012, Babelsberg is the oldest large-scale film studio in the world. From box-office hits to artistic triumphs, they’ve all been created here. These sound stages, where such stars as Marlene Dietrich were born, are the real birthplace of German film. Babelsberg has always been a source of technical and artistic innovation: in fact, many key developments in camera techniques and sound recording originated within these walls.
This comprehensive overview covers all aspects of the cinematic arts, from sets to scripts and costumes. All stages of the studio’s history are represented, including the golden years of Weimar cinema and Babelsberg’s recent re-emergence as an international commercial and cultural presence.