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Berlin Alexanderplatz Remastered: Notes on the restoration


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    In 1931, director Phil Jutzi made this film adaptation of Alfred Döblin’s 1929 epic novel Berlin Alexanderplatz. In addition to providing a fascinating comparison to Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s much longer adaptation, the film is noteworthy for the fact that Döblin himself cowrote the screenplay.

  • Peter Jelavich

    Peter Jelavich, professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, is the author of “Berlin Alexanderplatz”: Radio, Film, and the Death of Weimar Culture. In this 2007 interview, he discusses the multiple ways in which Alfred Döblin’s novel has been adapted and how these disparate forms reflect th...