Introduction
  Benjamin, Walter
  Bismarck, Otto v.
  Brecht, Bertolt
  Celan, Paul
  Döblin, Alfred
  Fontane, Theodor
  Grosz, George
  Grünbein, Durs
  Heartfield, John
  Honigmann, Barbara
  Isherwood, Christopher
  Johnson, Uwe
  Kleist, Heinrich v.
  Kollwitz, Käthe
  Kracauer, Siegfried
  Lang, Fritz
  Lasker-Schüler, Else
  Liebermann, Max
  Liebknecht, Karl
  Luxemburg, Rosa
  Marc, Franz
  Ossietzky, Carl v.
  Riefenstahl, Leni
  Ruttmann, Walther
  Schinkel, Karl Friedrich
  Speer, Albert
  Tieck, Ludwig
  Tucholsky, Kurt
  Ury, Lesser
  Varnhagen, Rahel
  Wenders, Wim

 

 
Ruttmann, Walther

Walther Ruttmann was born in 1887 in Frankfurt and died in 1941 in Berlin. He studied Architecture and Painting and worked as a graphic designer. His film career began in the early 1920s. His first abstract short films, "Opus I" (1921) and "Opus II" (1923) were experiments with new forms of film expression. Ruttmann and his colleagues of the avant garde movement enriched the language of film as a medium with new form techniques. Together with Erwin Piscator, he worked on the experimental film "Melodie der Welt" (1929). His other films include: "Opus III" (1925), "Opus IV" (1925), "Weekend" (1930), "Acciaio" (Stahl, 1933), "Altgermanische Bauernkultur" (1934), "Schiff in Not" (1936), "Mannesmann" (1937), "Henkel, ein deutsches Werk in seiner Arbeit" (1938), "Waffenkammern Deutschlands" (1940), "Deutsche Panzer" (1940), "Krebs" (1941), and many more.

Links

Ruttmann's biography in German
Ruttmann's "Berlin: Symphony of the City"