Tag Archives: Karl May

In Memoriam Martin Böttcher

German film composer Martin Böttcher (1927 – 2019) died April 19th aged 91. Once again, there is no English language obituary, but here are some German ones from Tagesschau, RP Online and Deutschlandfunk Kultur. Deutschlandfunk Kultur also has a nice … Continue reading

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More than just a Bond Girl – Remembering Karin Dor

German actress Karin Dor died Monday aged 79. Most international obituaries, such as they are, mainly focus on her turn as a Bond villainess in the 1967 James Bond movie You Only Live Twice and on her appearance in Alfred … Continue reading

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Edgar Wallace – the forgotten crime writer?

The Guardian has a review of a new biography of British crime and thriller writer Edgar Wallace. My first reaction upon reading the article – beyond heading to Amazon to check out whether the biography was available and how much … Continue reading

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Winnetou Redux, German SF and Two Audio Links

My post about the passing of Pierre Brice, the actor best known for portraying the noble Apache chief Winnetou in the Karl May adaptations of the 1960s, attracted some unexpected attention, because it led to me being interviewed by Carol … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, Pierre Brice a.k.a. Winnetou

French actor Pierre Brice died today at age 86. If you grew up in (West) Germany between 1962 and approx. 2001, this news will come as a shock to you, because Pierre Brice in his star role as the noble … Continue reading

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Great German Movies on YouTube

In the comments to my last post, I recommended a bunch of full vintage German movies I found on YouTube to Sherwood. In case somebody else is interested as well, here is the list again, reorganized and expanded a bit. … Continue reading

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Of Karl May and immersive writing

Yesterday’s edition of the ZDF nachtstudio, a cultural discussion program, features a critic, a scholar of German literature, a writer and a very well known comedian discussing Karl May and his work. The occasion is his 170th birthday and the … Continue reading

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