The One about Josef von Sternberg’s “The Blue Angel”

Today’s cinema blog post goes to “Der Blaue Angel” (The Blue Angel) directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Emil Jannings and Marlene Dietrich. A film I am currently reviewing. “The Blue Angel” is a fantastic pre-code film in which filmmaker Josef von Sternberg combines German Expressionism but also utilizing Western sensibility in his film. And like many German films of the era, there is an air of darkness, moral […]