Tonight I watched the 1927 silent film Metropolis. This little film is a masterpiece and is now one of my favorite movies. The art direction will inspire me from years to come, very cutting edge and still holds up. This version that I rented has a 1984 score and works wonderfully to update the film. 80's rock is always fun!
This movie does not have that much subtitle at all and works like more a ballet. The viewer knows exactly whats going on but does not need the subtitle really at all. Visit the official movie website here.
Another great German expressionistic film is The Cabinet of Dr Caligari. You must rent or buy this if you like older movies. I think it might be fun to tackle a set design in the 1920's German expressionistic style.
Enjoy reading my encounters in and around theatre set design.
"The object of art is to give life a shape" -Shakespeare-