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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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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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Classic German Cinema Rewatch: The Spessart Inn (1958)

The German cinema of the 1950s and early 1960s is usually dismissed as escapist crap. This assessment is grossly unfair (I go a bit more into the reasons here) and causes a lot of the wonderful films to be dismissed … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 2011

Tonight – well, last night – was Christmas Eve. And since Christmas Eve is the main event here in Germany, we already lit up the tree and opened the presents. Unlike last year’s very white Christmas, this year’s was wet … Continue reading

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