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Marlene (1984)

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Release Date: Mar 2, 1984 Wide

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The fifth directorial effort of German film star Maximillian Schell, Marlene is an unorthodox documentary of the legendary Marlene Dietrich. After years of resisting Schell's entreaties, Dietrich finally agreed to participate in this project-but refused to appear on camera. Thus, a tape recording of a Dietrich-Schell interview is heard throughout, while the screen is filled with images of Marlene culled from stills, dramatic films (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express et. al.) and newsreel footage.

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Oct 6, 2009

Nelson Entertainment

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I think we learn much more about Dietrich than we would have if she had submitted to the usual paint-by-numbers, fawning Biography Channel type of film.

October 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
Goatdog's Movies

The result is a fascinating document, not only of the star herself, but also of the documentary as personal process.

October 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

The bilingual parrying between the withholding diva and her frustrated chronicler often seems like Sunset Boulevard re-imagined as a radio play, with sex removed from the equation but marlenus interruptus aplenty.

October 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Schell uses the limiting conditions-Dietrich did't let him photograph her-to an advantage, resulting in a revelatory work that's more interesting because of the combative relationship with his subject, a star wishing to keep control to the bitter end

August 13, 2007 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

At once enigmatic, deliberately obfuscating in nature and extremely revealing.

August 18, 2005 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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