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MICHELANGELO – DAS LEBEN EINES TITANEN (1938)

Dokumentarfilm über das Leben von Michelangelo, das anhand von Aufnahmen der italienischen Landschaft, alter Stiche und besonders anhand seiner Werke erzählt wird. Ausgangspunkt des Films ist ein Sonett von Vittoria Colonna, die ihrem Zeitgenossen und Freund Michelangelo ein lyrisches Denkmal setzte, das Curt Oertel ins Filmische übertrug. Der Film fand weltweite Beachtung, besonders auch, weil die Umsetzung des Themas als neue Form der filmischen Geschichtsschreibung gewertet wurde.

Documentary film about the life of Michelangelo, told through images of the Italian landscape, old prints and especially by the displaying of his works.  The starting point of the film is a sonnet by Vittoria Colonna, who created a lyrical monument to her contemporary and friend Michelangelo, which Curt Oertel has transferred into cinematic form.  The film received worldwide attention, especially as the implementation of this theme was seen as a new form of telling a story cinematically.

 

THERE IS A NEWSREEL ALONG WITH THE FILM, JUST AS GERMAN AUDIENCES MIGHT HAVE SEEN WHEN THE MOVIE WAS FIRST SHOWN (except this newsreel may not be contemporary to when the film was released).


DVD-R IS IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES (except for the Newsreel).


QUALITY (of feature film only):  unsharp and washed out features; hissing

 

 

LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM:  80 mins

LENGTH OF NEWSREEL:  20 mins