• Lubitsch le patron

    This 2010 French documentary, written by film scholar N. T. Binh and directed by Jean-Jacques Bernard, traces the career of filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch from his early days in German cinema to his years as a Hollywood comedy legend.

  • Pinkus’s Shoe Palace

    Among Ernst Lubitsch’s greatest successes with his comic screen persona known as either Sally or Meyer, a slapstick Jewish stereotype, was the following 1916 film, PINKUS’S SHOE PALACE. After he retired the Sally/Meyer character, Lubitsch, himself Jewish, didn’t feature an overtly Jewish characte...

  • To Be or Not to Be

    Directed by Ernst Lubitsch • 1942 • United States
    Starring Jack Benny, Carole Lombard

    As nervy as it is hilarious, this screwball masterpiece from Ernst Lubitsch stars Jack Benny and, in her final screen appearance, Carole Lombard as husband-and-wife thespians in Nazi-occupied Warsaw who become ...

  • That Uncertain Feeling

    Directed by Ernst Lubitsch • 1941 • United States
    Starring Merle Oberon, Melvyn Douglas, Burgess Meredith

    Ernst Lubitsch’s remake of his own 1925 silent film KISS ME AGAIN is an effervescent screwball tale of infidelity and psychoanalysis. Jill (Merle Oberon) and Larry Baker (Melvyn Douglas) hav...

  • To Be or Not to Be

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    Directed by Ernst Lubitsch • 1942 • United States
    Starring Jack Benny, Carole Lombard

    As nervy as it is hilarious, this screwball masterpiece from Ernst Lubitsch stars Jack Benny and, in her final screen appearance, Carole Lombard as husband-and-wife thespians in Nazi-occupied Warsaw who become ...

  • That Uncertain Feeling

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    Directed by Ernst Lubitsch • 1941 • United States
    Starring Merle Oberon, Melvyn Douglas, Burgess Meredith

    Ernst Lubitsch’s remake of his own 1925 silent film KISS ME AGAIN is an effervescent screwball tale of infidelity and psychoanalysis. Jill (Merle Oberon) and Larry Baker (Melvyn Douglas) hav...

  • The Screen Guild Theater: Variety

    Actors Jack Benny and Claudette Colbert and filmmaker and actor Ernst Lubitsch play themselves in this October 20, 1940, episode of the radio anthology series “The Screen Guild Theater.” In it, Benny goes to great lengths to try to convince Lubitsch to cast him in a dramatic film role.

  • Comedy, Suspense, and Three-Point Lighting in TO BE OR NOT TO BE

    Observations on Film Art No. 31

    In his audacious political satire TO BE OR NOT TO BE, Ernst Lubitsch pulls off the seemingly impossible by using a deadly serious, then-unfolding crisis—the Nazi occupation of Poland—as the backdrop for a hilarious and subversive screwball comedy. In this episode ...

  • Comedy, Suspense, and Three-Point Lighting in TO BE OR NOT TO BE

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    Observations on Film Art No. 31

    In his audacious political satire TO BE OR NOT TO BE, Ernst Lubitsch pulls off the seemingly impossible by using a deadly serious, then-unfolding crisis—the Nazi occupation of Poland—as the backdrop for a hilarious and subversive screwball comedy. In this episod...

  • The Play’s the Thing

    1 season

    With his 1948 HAMLET, director-star Laurence Olivier created what remains the definitive screen version of the Bard’s venerable drama, a vividly cinematic, psychologically charged interpretation that garnered Oscars for both best picture and best actor. Less likely to win any awards is the hilari...

  • Renato Berta and William Lubtchansky on EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF, 1981

    In this 1981 German television program, “Godards Kameramänner,” directed by Michael Klier and part of the series “Kino 81,” cinematographers Renato Berta and William Lubtchansky discuss their collaborative effort on EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF.

  • WORLD ON A WIRE: Part 2
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    WORLD ON A WIRE: Part 2

    World on a Wire - World on a Wire

    Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder • 1973 • Germany
    Starring Klaus Löwitsch, Barbara Valentin, Mascha Rabben

    WORLD ON A WIRE is a gloriously paranoid, boundlessly inventive take on the future from German wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With dashes of Stanley Kubrick, Kurt Vonnegut, and Ph...

  • WORLD ON A WIRE: Part 1
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    WORLD ON A WIRE: Part 1

    World on a Wire - World on a Wire

    Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder • 1973 • Germany
    Starring Klaus Löwitsch, Barbara Valentin, Mascha Rabben

    WORLD ON A WIRE is a gloriously paranoid, boundlessly inventive take on the future from German wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With dashes of Stanley Kubrick, Kurt Vonnegut, and Ph...

  • The Marriage of Maria Braun

    Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder • 1978 • West Germany
    Starring Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Ivan Desny

    Maria (Hanna Schygulla) marries Hermann Braun in the last days of World War II, only for him to go missing in the war. Alone, Maria puts to use her beauty and ambition in order to find...

  • The Marriage of Maria Braun

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    Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder • 1978 • West Germany
    Starring Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Ivan Desny

    Maria (Hanna Schygulla) marries Hermann Braun in the last days of World War II, only for him to go missing in the war. Alone, Maria puts to use her beauty and ambition in order to find...

  • World on a Wire

    1 season

    WORLD ON A WIRE is a gloriously paranoid, boundlessly inventive take on the future from German wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With dashes of Stanley Kubrick, Kurt Vonnegut, and Philip K. Dick, Fassbinder tells the noir-spiked tale of reluctant hero Fred Stiller (Klaus Löwitsch), a cyberneti...

  • Godard, l’amour, la poésie

    The following documentary, created by French filmmaker Luc Lagier in 2007, traces Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina’s marriage and films, from LE PETIT SOLDAT through PIERROT LE FOU, and includes interviews with Karina and Godard collaborators Charles Bitsch, Raoul Coutard, Jean Douchet, and Jean-P...