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Joint SUMMER SCHOOL of the UCLA Film School and the ifs internationale filmschule köln

The Films and Life of Edgar G. Ulmer

Prof. Lisa Gotto: Screening and Close Analysis of Detour (USA 1945), June 22, 2 pm – 4 pm.

Edgar G. Ulmer was the “King of the Bs”, the “King of Poverty Row” – a director whose work was shaped by the confines of economic constraints. If you examine his films, you will discover a labyrinth: you will run into mysteries, you will be faced with oddities. Ulmer’s films look dirty, rough and shaky; they seem to be full of mistakes. However, they often come closer to truth or authenticity than Hollywood’s illusions. By dramatising fissure and fragment on a formal level, Ulmer succeeded to create a particular brand of filmmaking; a style recognizable even in the cheapest of cheapies.

Detour, one of Ulmer’s most celebrated movies, is a film that plays with its own restrictions. Tending to ignore virtually all laws of standard Hollywood perfection, it delineates an idiosyncratic vision for that which strives against the accepted.

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    Participants

    From the UCLA:
    Lucas Mireless, 2nd Year Director
    Iliana Sosa, Director
    Jeanne Tyson, 3rd Year Director of Photography
    Leigh Underwood, 2nd Year Director of Photography
    Ryan Slattery, Producer

    From the ifs:
    Nancy Mac Granaky-Quaye, Director
    Johannes F. Sievert, Director
    Christopher Becker, Producer

    From the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts:
    Nina Frey, Director of Photography
    Jens Nolte, Director of Photography

    'Making Of' of the Project:
    Paul Pieck
    Nicole Schmeier

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