Notes on the Making of Berlin Alexanderplatz
This remarkable behind-the-scenes documentary by Hans-Dieter Hartl, shot in 1979 during the filming of Berlin Alexanderplatz, was made for the German television company Bayerischer Rundfunk. An invaluable record of director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s working methods, the film features interviews with cast and crew.
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Berlin Alexanderplatz Remastered: Not...
The road to restoring Berlin Alexanderplatz was a long and difficult one. In this half-hour 2006 documentary, Fassbinder Foundation director Juliane Lorenz talks with director of photography Xaver Schwarzenberger and shows the team at work on the restoration project.
BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ: 1931 Version
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 on BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ
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...