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

Works: 363 works in 1,072 publications in 7 languages and 7,273 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  History  Musical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Filmed operas  Screenplays  Opera films  Biography 
Roles: Director, Author, Performer, Restager , Author of screenplay, Creator, Film editor, Producer, Illustrator, Scenarist, Contributor, dir, Other, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by G. W Pabst
Die 3groschenoper = The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Visual )

124 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,522 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)
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 )

70 editions published between 1928 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the downward spiral of a showgirl named Lulu, whose sexual vivacity has a devastating effect on everyone she comes into contact with
Tagebuch einer Verlorenen = Diary of a lost girl by G. W Pabst( Visual )

64 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 758 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
Pandora's box (Lulu) by G. W Pabst( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Büchse der Pandora = Pandora's box by G. W Pabst( Visual )

35 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise Brooks plays Lulu, an effervescent chorus girl who destroys everyone she comes in contact with before she is murdered by Jack the Ripper
Secrets of a soul : a psychoanalytic film by G. W Pabst( Visual )

20 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist is tormented by an irrational fear of knives and the irresistible compulsion to murder his wife. Driven to the brink of madness by fantastic nightmares, he encounters a psychoanalyst who offers to treat the perplexing malady
The love of Jeanne Ney = [Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney] by G. W Pabst( Visual )

28 editions published between 1927 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeanne Ney is the daughter of a French diplomat who is assassinated by Bolsheviks. She falls in love with a young Communist, Andreas and they have a brief interlude of happiness in Paris until her uncle is murdered and the crime pinned on Andreas
Kameradschaft = Comradeship by G. W Pabst( Visual )

54 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 188 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 )

29 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 163 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'
The joyless street by G. W Pabst( Visual )

21 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DIE FREUDLOSE GASSE wurde 1996-98 vom Filmmuseum München rekonstruiert. Der 1925 entstandene Film zeichnet ein realistisches Bild der gesellschaftlichen Stimmung der frühen zwanziger Jahre. Schauplatz ist die "Melchiorgasse", wo Luxus und Jammer Tür an Tür zu finden sind: Wohnungen verarmter Bürger und Arbeiterfamilien, ein Bordell mit Tanzlokal, Kammern des Elends und des ephemeren Glücks, Treffpunkte kleiner und großer Verbrecher, der Dollarmillionäre und Giganten der Inflation. Vorlage für den Film war der gleichnamige Roman des sozialistischen Schriftstellers Hugo Bettauer. In seiner filmischen Adaption geht Pabst einen Schritt über die literarische Vorlage hinaus. Er beschreibt nicht nur die Schicksale verschiedener Familien und Figuren, sondern er reflektiert das Wesen des Geldes an sich. Pabst zeigt, wie in Zeiten des Zerfalls bürgerlicher Moral das Geld alle menschlichen Beziehungen definiert und der Warenwert zum letzten Fixpunkt der Gesellschaft wird. Die Figuren stehen für unterschiedliche Versuche, mit dieser Situation fertigzuwerden. Pabst konnte für seinen Film die besten Darsteller der Stummfilmzeit verpflichten: Werner Krauß als sadistisch-geilen Fleischermeister, Asta Nielsen als verzweifelte Mörderin, Valeska Gert als Kupplerin, Hertha von Walther als junge Familienmutter, die für Mann und Kind das Opfer der Prostitution auf sich nimmt. Aus diesem Ensemble hervorragender Schauspieler und Schauspielerinnen ragt Greta Garbo heraus.
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 49 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
G.W. Pabst by Barthélemy Amengual( Book )

10 editions published in 1966 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mistress of Atlantis( Visual )

9 editions published between 1932 and 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two French legionnaires become lost in the Algerian desert and discover the fabled lost continent of Atlantis
Der Schatz( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 34 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. Everyone thinks it's nonsense except for one old worker who feels that the treasure must be 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. But Beate convinces him that the old worker may be right. So the young worker begins the search for the treasure. Together the young man and the old man find the treasure
Secrets of the soul( Visual )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 29 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
L'opéra de quat'sous by G. W Pabst( Visual )

12 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mackie Messer règne sur la pègre de Londres, en 1900. La complicité d'un ancien compagnon d'armes, Tiger Brown, devenu chef de la police, lui assure une totale impunité. Mackie enlève et épouse la fille du roi des mendiants, Polly Peachum. Fort mécontent de cette triste mésalliance, Peachum fait pression sur Tiger Brown et le somme d'arrêter enfin Mackie, faute de quoi il enverra ses mendiants troubler les fêtes du couronnement. Tiger est bien obligé de s'exécuter. Dénoncé par Jenny, l'une de ses protégées, Mackie se retrouve en prison. Sa femme prend alors brillamment la tête de ses affaires..." (Source :
Prix de beauté : Miss Europe by Augusto Genina( Visual )

2 editions published in 1930 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Andre indeed loves Lucienne, he has conventional expectations for their life together. When the Miss Europe beauty contest comes to town, he warns her to 'not even dream' of entering it but she ignores his advice and tries out for the contest
Der Schatz : a film symphony in 5 acts by Max Deutsch( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Die Büchse der Pandora : Variationen auf das Thema Frank Wedekinds Lulu = Pandora's box : variations on the theme of Frank Wedekind's LuluBüchse der Pandora = Pandora's box
Alternative Names
G. W. Pabst

Georg Wilhelm Pabst Austrian film director

Georg Wilhelm Pabst director de cine austríaco

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

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Георг Вільгельм Пабст

Пабст, Георг Вильгельм австрийский кинорежиссёр

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