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The Oyster Princess (1919) - A Foxtrot Epidemic at the Wedding

by Kate Fortmueller

International Style? Incorporating European Directors

by Kate Fortmueller

In CTCS 200 we have discussed how film style developed in response and reaction to Hollywood as resistance, incorporation, or importation. Hollywood studios regularly scouted European talent to bring over to the U.S.

Consider Ernst Lubitsch and The Oyster Princess in relation to this discussion. How does the director and this film provide an example of incorporation?

The Oyster Princess (1919) - A Foxtrot Epidemic at the Wedding

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Incorporating international talent into the industry was a trademark of Hollywood. Ernst Lubitsch is one of many directors that Hollywood brought over. He was known for his unique cosmopolitan sensibility.

from The Oyster Princess (aka Die Austernprinzessin) (1919)
Creator: Ernst Lubitsch
Posted by Kate Fortmueller
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