Marlene

Overview

The fifth directorial effort of German film star Maximillian Schell, Marlene is an unorthodox documentary of the legendary Marlene Dietrich. After years of resisting Schell's entreaties, Dietrich finally agreed to participate in this project-but refused to appear on camera. Thus, a tape recording of a Dietrich-Schell interview is heard throughout, while the screen is filled with images of Marlene culled from stills, dramatic films The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express et. al. and newsreel footage. Still far from ...
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Overview

The fifth directorial effort of German film star Maximillian Schell, Marlene is an unorthodox documentary of the legendary Marlene Dietrich. After years of resisting Schell's entreaties, Dietrich finally agreed to participate in this project-but refused to appear on camera. Thus, a tape recording of a Dietrich-Schell interview is heard throughout, while the screen is filled with images of Marlene culled from stills, dramatic films The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express et. al. and newsreel footage. Still far from cooperative, Dietrich ignores Schell's questions, preferring to spin her own version of the Marlene mystique. Despite her efforts at self-protection, we are left with a fuller and more honest portrait of the actress than might have been possible in a traditional question-and-answer format. Originally released in Europe in 1984, Marlene was given its first wide American distribution in 1987.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/2009
  • UPC: 738329065225
  • Original Release: 1984
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  • Source: Kino Video
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 46,046

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlene Dietrich
Maximilian Schell
Technical Credits
Maximilian Schell Director, Screenwriter
Jan Balzer Production Manager
Norbert Bittmann Co-producer
Milan Bor Sound/Sound Designer
Zev Braun Producer
Karel Dirka Producer
Meir Dohnal Screenwriter
Heinz Eickmeier Set Decoration/Design
Peter Genee Executive Producer, Production Manager
Heidi Genee Editor
Henry Hauck Cinematographer
Dagmar Hirtz Editor
Pavel Hispler Cinematographer
Zbynek Hloch Art Director
Norbert Lill Sound/Sound Designer
Nicolas Sconomou Score Composer
Ivan Slapeta Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Marlene
1. "I Read Books" [7:41]
2. The Blue Angels [8:59]
3. Dishonored [6:21]
4. Photographed to Death [4:17]
5. Morocco [9:23]
6. Family [8:14]
7. World War II [5:57]
8. Judgment at Nuremberg [8:41]
9. Love [9:41]
10. Witness for the Prosecution [7:05]
11. Orson Welles [7:20]
12. Youth Will Pass Away [7:26]
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Disc #1 -- Marlene
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