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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

In one of the first scenes of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, the tragic woman of the title (Margit Carstensen) begins writing a letter to a man by the name of Joseph Mankiewicz, a clear demonstration of director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s affection for the Hollywood melodrama and, more specifically, films about women. noch 218 Wörter


Veronika Voss

Rainer Werner Fassbinder is a director I have read quite a bit about, but haven’t actually seen anything he’s done until now. Sometimes I think, like Bunuel, this ends up skewing my expectations in a less than favorable way. noch 1.296 Wörter


The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971)

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

The Merchant of Four Seasons begins with a brief prologue in which a mother tells her returning legionnaire son that, “The good die young, and people like you return.” It is seemingly Hans’ (Hans Hirschmüller) goal through the rest of the picture to actualize his mother’s scornful fantasy, falling deeper into despair and eventually drinking himself to death in a ritualistic fashion. noch 214 Wörter


The Merchant of Four Seasons, 1971, Rainer Werner Fassbinder

If you can say one thing about Fassbinder’s films, you can say that he was adept at portraying and processing human feelings. These were usually negative human feelings. noch 1.534 Wörter


The Last Ten Films I've Seen

  1. Kuroneko (Kaneto Shindo)
  2. Lola (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  3. Fort Apache (John Ford)
  4. Veronika Voss (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  5. Macbeth (Orson Welles)
  6. All These Women (Ingmar Bergman)
  7. The Son of the Sheik…
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