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Pabst, G. W. (Georg Wilhelm) 1885-1967

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Most widely held works by G. W Pabst
Die Büchse der Pandora : Variationen auf das Thema Frank Wedekinds Lulu = Pandora's box : variations on the theme of Frank Wedekind's Lulu by G. W Pabst( Visual )

123 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the masters of early German cinema, G. W. Pabst had an innate talent for discovering actresses (including Greta Garbo). And perhaps none of his female stars shone brighter than Kansas native and onetime Ziegfeld girl Louise Brooks, whose legendary persona was defined by Pabst's lurid, controversial melodrama Pandora's box. Sensationally modern, the film follows the downward spiral of the fiery, brash, yet innocent showgirl Lulu, whose sexual vivacity has a devastating effect on everyone she comes in contact with. Daring and stylish, Pandora's box is one of silent cinema's great masterworks and a testament to Brooks' dazzling individuality
Die 3groschenoper = The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Visual )

155 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Victorian London, Mack the Knife, gentleman and thief, is loved by Jenny, his favorite whore, by Polly Peachum, daughter of the Beggar King and by Lucy, the jailor's daughter. Pabst's satirical treatment of this 19th-century underworld with its pimps, prostitutes and thieves draws comparisons with Germany in the 1920's. (Does not circulate)
Tagebuch einer Verlorenen = Diary of a lost girl by G. W Pabst( Visual )

67 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pharmacist's daughter seduced by her father's assistant has a child and is banished to a repressive reform school. Escaping, she makes her way penniless to a brothel where she lives for the moment
The joyless street by G. W Pabst( Visual )

108 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fortunes of some Viennese neighbors are intertwined in this story set during the post-World War I depression in Austria. Some of the neighbors are forced to consider theft, prostitution or murder in order to survive on the unforgiving streets of the Austrian capital. This classic film features a performance by a young Greta Garbo trying to help her family make it by any means necessary
Pandora's box (Lulu) by G. W Pabst( Book )

26 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pandora's Box opens as we await Lulu's arrival after she has been sprung from prison in an elaborate plot. The lesbian Countess Geschwitz, who remains in love with Lulu, has swapped identities with her and takes Lulu's place in prison, hoping that Lulu will love her in return. Alwa Schn̲, the writer, succumbs to Lulu's charms, despite her having murdered his father. Lulu and Alwa, get married and live in their lavish home until share prices in their investments collapse leaving them penniless and forcing Lulu to work as a prostitute. Lulu's first client is the pious mute Mr Hopkins. Alwa is killed by Lulu's next visitor, the African prince Kungu Poti. Jack the Ripper, her final client, argues with her about her fee
Secrets of a soul : a psychoanalytic film by G. W Pabst( Visual )

24 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By deciphering dream symbols, a psychoanalyst is able to resolve his patient's unconscious conflicts, curing him
Weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü = The white hell of Pitz Palü by Arnold Franck( Visual )

44 editions published between 1929 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While enjoying a romantic stay in a remote cabin, Maria and Hans come across the tale of Dr. Krafft, who lost his wife in an avalanche. On the anniversary of her death, Dr. Krafft appears at the cabin and the couple offers to help him in his search
The love of Jeanne Ney = [Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney] by G. W Pabst( Visual )

34 editions published between 1927 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic of a blind girl in a story of politics, intrigue, robbery and murder
Westfront 1918 = Vier von der Infanterie by G. W Pabst( Visual )

45 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the experiences of four German soldiers from different backgrounds in the last stages of World War I and shows the disruptive effects of war on the individual, the family, and society
Kameradschaft = Comradeship by G. W Pabst( Visual )

57 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pabst makes a plea for international friendship and peace in this story of a coalmining disaster that unites French and German workers in a tense rescue operation. Pursuing his interest in realism, Pabst used documentary techniques to portray working conditions. Yet, the visual interplay of light, shadow, water, steam and dust in the mine interiors are expressionistic in style
Adventures of Don Quixote by G. W Pabst( Visual )

27 editions published between 1932 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Quixote has read too much on chivalry, and made himself mad. He declares himself a knight, chooses Sancho Panza as his squire and the neighboring farm-girl his 'fair Dulcinea', and sets off on adventures, including the famous 'tilting at windmills'
Paracelsus( Visual )

8 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in German and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This large-scale tribute to the 16th-century Swiss physician/alchemist Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, commonly known as Paracelsus, was the second of three films directed by Pabst for the Third Reich and was shot at the Barrandov Studios outside occupied Prague. Paracelsus is appointed town physician of Basel and conflicts with reactionary academics and avaricious merchants to prevent the plague from overtaking the city. The hero embodies those attributes which appealed to the Nazi psyche - "a rebel hero cleansing Germany of ancient practices, anti- intellectualism ("Resolute imagination can accomplish all things," states Paracelsus) and the replacement of Latin (foreign influences) with the German language. The film is particularly noteworthy for the scene in which Death appears. In it, Paracelsus has succeeded in keeping the plague from infiltrating the town by having goods which a merchant attempted to smuggle in destroyed. However, the juggler Fliegenbein, attached to the caravan, manages to escape to a tavern where he starts the infection of the city in a brilliantly choreographed Totentanz (danced by Harald Kreutzberg) before Paracelsus who realizes that the city is doomed. At the completion of the macabre performance, the spectre of Death is seen with his scythe
German expressionism collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warning shadows : Psychological study of a count who is insanely jealous of the attentions his wife pays to "the lover" and various other suitors. The situation comes to a head when a showman/mesmerist puts on a "shadow play" for them all, in which their emotions and passions are mirrored
Der Schatz by R. M. van den Berg( Visual )

19 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near Marburg (today Slovenia), people tell the story of a treasure that was hidden during the Turkish invasion of 1683, the year the Turkish Army was besieging Vienna. No one believes this story except the old worker, who thinks that the treasure is in the bell maker's house. A young traveling worker, who has fallen in love with the bell maker's daughter Beate, makes fun of the old man's belief in the story. Beate convinces him that the old worker may be right. Along with the old man the young worker begin the search for the treasure and finally they are successful in their adventure
G.W. Pabst by Barthélemy Amengual( Book )

11 editions published in 1966 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrets of the soul by G. W Pabst( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An early attempt to interpret psychoanalysis on film, this work used expressionistic techniques to depict symbols of dreams and the unconscious. A patient's meetings with his analyst are intercut with dream-like sequences. The content reflects the influence of Sigmund Freud, and the filming was supervised by his associates, Jung and Adler
The mistress of Atlantis( Visual )

9 editions published between 1932 and 2009 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two French legionnaires become lost in the Algerian desert and discover the fabled lost continent of Atlantis
Psychagogische Strategien des filmischen Diskurses in G.W. Pabsts Kameradschaft (Deutschland, 1931) : mit dem vollständigen Filmprotokoll im Anhang by Hermann Barth( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es geschah am 20. Juli( Visual )

8 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the true saga of the anti-Hitler German Army officers' bomb plot of July 20, 1944 that almost killed Nazi Führer Adolf Hitler, and thus very nearly changed the course of World War II ... [In contrast to the reasons behind the plot given in the 2008 Hollywood feature Valkyrie, this film] reveals instead that it was to stop the loss of German lives and the destruction of Germany, and also not to continue the war to a successful conclusion. Thus, it is a more historically accurate film ... Much of the dialogue is lifted straight from historical records."--Container
Rediscover Jacques Feyder. Queen of Atlantis by G. W Pabst( Visual )

11 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in French and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux jeunes officiers, Saint-Avit et Morhange, se perdent dans le désert et se retrouvent prisonniers de la belle Antinéa, reine de la cité d'Atlantide. Saint-Avit aveuglé par son amour pour elle, lui obéit lorsqu'elle lui ordonne de tuer son camarade
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Die Büchse der Pandora : Variationen auf das Thema Frank Wedekinds Lulu = Pandora's box : variations on the theme of Frank Wedekind's Lulu
Alternative Names
G. W. Pabst

G. W. Pabst director de cinema austríaco

Georg Wilhelm Pabst Austrian film director

Georg Wilhelm Pabst director de cine austríaco

Georg Wilhelm Pabst director de cinema austríac

Georg Wilhelm Pabst Oostenrijks filmregisseur

Georg Wilhelm Pabst österreichischer Filmregisseur

Georg Wilhelm Pabst réalisateur, scénariste, producteur et monteur allemand d'origine autrichienne

Georg Wilhelm Pabst regista austriaco


Pabst, G. W.

Pabst G. W. 1885-1967

Pabst, Georg W. 1885-1967

Pabst, Georg W. (Georg Wilhelm), 1885-1967

Pabst, Georg Wilhelm

Pabst, Georg Wilhelm 1885-1967

Pabst, George W.

Pabst, Wilhelm 1885-1967

Γκέοργκ Βίλχελμ Παμπστ

Георг Вільгельм Пабст

Пабст, Георг Вильгельм австрийский кинорежиссёр

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گئورگ ویلهلم پابست کارگردان اتریشی

파브스트, 게오르그 빌헬름 1885-1967



Die 3groschenoper = The threepenny operaTwentieth-century literary criticism