The Case of Lena Smith (Josef von Sternberg, 1929)

Lost, lost, lost . . .

From Christoph Huber:

The Austrian Filmmuseum has devoted a whole book (bilingual German-English) to the (quite lovely) Lena Smith fragment and whatever information is to be gleaned about the film as a whole. As a project to reconstruct an “imaginary” film it is quite an intriguing endeavor.

The link to the book is here.

102 comments to The Case of Lena Smith (Josef von Sternberg, 1929)

  • Kent Jones

    DM, it’s an extremely complex subject that sits at the heart of post-war French cinema and its divisions. Let’s just say that I think I agree with you.

  • Dan,

    It looks like I may have misread you in regard to asking about Wood’s comparison of Hitchcock and Shakespeare. I know I have been posting on another thread here, but I do intend to address it. (I am just crammed with work and homework.) I am not, however, purposely trying to be difficult or dishonest.