All the more meaningful with my English course
Die Büchse der Pandora (1929). Louise Brooks as libertine dancer Lulu.
German filmmaker G.W. Pabst’s late-silent classic Pandora’s Box. Ever out for the “main chance,” Lulu persuades her wealthy lover Dr. Schön (Fritz Kortner) to marry her. But in a fit of jealous rage, he pulls a gun, a scuffle ensues, and she shoots him. Eventually escaping to London with the doctor’s moonstruck son Alwa (Francis Lederer), Lulu takes up residence with her “adopted” father Schigolch (Carl Götz), where she is reduced to walking the streets, with tragic consequences.
|—||Roger Ebert on Louise Brooks’ characters in Diary of a Lost Girl and Pandora’s Box. His review of Diary, which is more about Brooks than the movie, is here. (via mollielarue)|
I’m going through a very definite 20s period at the moment anyway. Usually more of a 40s girl so it’s interesting.