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1930 - The Blue Angel

1930 - The Blue Angel

We kick off the 1930s with our very first sound film, German tragicomedy (and ‘20s trivia winner Kyle’s pick) The Blue Angel. Directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring the familiar Emil Jannings, and newcomer Marlene Dietrich, this movie follows the fall of a high-status professor (Jannings) crossed with the relative success of a cabaret singer (Dietrich) - a strangely prophetic turn, as life would end up imitating art for the careers of the two stars. We tackle this subject, as well as the differences between the shot-back-to-back German and English versions, creepy clowns, and the significance of birds.

Song selections for this episode:

Lucas — Snake Charmer by blink-182

Nic — Lola by The Kinks

John — Send in the Clowns by Krusty the Clown

Kyle — Ain’t Got No - I Got Life by Nina Simone

1931 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

1931 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

1929 - Man With a Movie Camera

1929 - Man With a Movie Camera