Andrew Strange

Expressionism in film

The topic that I have chosen for this project is German Expressionism in film. The content for this project will be an explanation of what expressionism is and what makes a film an Expressionist film. This will go in to detail on the particular aesthetics in these films. A brief history of Expressionist films will also be discussed. This will include: How the movement began, how it was able to gain popularity and how it ended. I will then talk about the themes that are present within expressionist films. The themes that I will talk about for this conference will be the theme of death, ambition, loneliness, the conflict between authority and the people and anti authority. I will then finish off the talk by discussing what effect expressionism has had on modern film making. This section will talk about films such as Blade Runner, Batman and other modern films.