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New Objectivity

by Kate Fortmueller

Joyless Street (1925) was part of a film movement called "New Objectivity." This style of filmmaking was noted for paying close attention to objects and everyday life. The realism of this film movement stands in stark contrast with the Expressionist films of the late 1910s and early 1920s. The attention to objects is notable in this sequence (which focuses on a coat).

Joyless Street (1925)

In this sequence Greta Rumfort (Greta Garbo) purchases an expensive coat.

from Joyless Street (1925)
Creator: G.W. Pabst
Distributor: Synergy Entertainment
Posted by Kate Fortmueller