Dieter Appelt Dieter Appelt has been a Professor of Photography, Film and Video at the Hochschule der Kunst in Berlin since 1982. He studied photography at the Academy of Fine Art in Berlin as well as music at Leipzig and Berlin Music Academies.
Appelt's work of the late 70's & 80's was typically
Jean Epstein had a theory. The star of his theory was the machine -- an anti-hero, a character the audience loved to hate. Epstein recognized the machine as an extension of humans, who manipulate objects, but magnificently immortal. A filmmaker, Epstein cast the camera, his own personal extension, in
The year was 1919, the locale was Soviet Russia, and the mood was positively revolutionary. Luckily for him, Dziga Vertov was on the right train, filming Soviet Chairman Mikhail Kalinin on a propaganda tour.
As a young filmmaker and theoretician, Vertov was at the forefront of a roaring debate a
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