Thursday, May 01, 2008

3Penny Opera revived

After seeing the 1931 German film of Weil/Brecht's THE THREEPENNY OPERA a couple times over the decades, I decided it was too much trouble trying to enjoy that original production by looking at fuzzy, foggy images. But friends pointed me to the new Criterion version, drawn from the original negative (the film banned as soon as Hitler came to power). Wonderful to see how the film should look (although I wish director G.W. Pabst had not omitted so much of the songs and music.}
For those who love Lotte Lenya, images like these are such a treat:

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