Introduction

The aim of this project is to build a database that will provide comprehensive information about all feature sound films produced in the Weimar Republic from 1929 to 1933.

Julius Kupfer-Sachs, artwork for Das grosse Bilderbuch des Films, UCLA Special Collections

Once the data is organized in the specific digital landscape designed for this database, it will be able to serve as a “digital notebook,” organized in such a way that it will provide a structured space to critically interpret, evaluate and analyze bibliographic sources dealing with the films and people linked up in the base, creating an interactive platform to productively take notes while making it easier to switch from data analyses at a micro-level to a macro-level in the matter of a few clicks. VIEW MORE

 

Blog

During the experimental and development stages of the project short updates documented its various efforts.

 

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About Ben

Currently a Ph.D. student at the Department of Germanic Languages at UCLA, Andreas-Benjamin Seyfert received his B.A. in English and German Literatures from the University of Geneva. Working both within and outside the academic context, he has acquired experience in creative and academic writing, teaching and the arts more generally.

Ben Seyfert speaking at “Shadows of the 20th Century: Ophuls Film Festival” in 2017.
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