4 Shots From 4 Films: Special Ernst Lubitsch Edition


4 (or more) Shots From 4 (or more) Films is just what it says it is, 4 (or more) shots from 4 (or more) of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 (or more) Shots From 4 (or more) Films lets the visuals do the talking.

129 years ago today, Ernst Lubitsch was born in Germany.  It was in Germany where he first started his directorial career, directing his first silent film in 1918.  He came to Hollywood in 1922 and continued to work as a director up until he suffered a sudden and fatal heart attack in 1947.  Lubitsch was famed for the “Lubitsch touch,” which could roughly be translated into the fact that he made sophisticated, sexually-charged comedies for adults.  During the Depression, he provided audiences with an escape from the drudgery of everyday life.  Lubitsch brought the comedy of manners to Hollywood and his influence is still felt to this day.

In honor of Ernst Lubitsch’s career and cinematic legacy, here are….

4 Shots From 4 Ernst Lubitsch Films

Rosita (1923, dir by Ernst Lubitsch, DP: Charles Rosher)

One Hour With You (1931, dir by Ernst Lubitsch, DP: Victor Milner)

Trouble In Paradise (1932, dir by Ernst Lubitsch, DP: Victor Milner)

The Merry Widow (1934, dir by Ernst Lubitsch, DP: Oliver T. Marsh)

One response to “4 Shots From 4 Films: Special Ernst Lubitsch Edition

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