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Lotte Reiniger

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Experimental filmmaker Lotte Reiniger was a pioneer in animation best known for her innovative work with backlit silhouettes, which was partialy inspired by Chinese shadow puppets. She is credited with directing one of the first animated features, The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926), ten years before Disney made Snow White. Prior to making her first animated short The Ornament of the Loving Heart (1919), Reiniger studied under Max Reinhardt whose innovative expressionist light techniques also influenced her films. Soon after, she found herself in a clique of other avant-garde filmmakers including Paul Wegener, Walter Ruttman, Berthold Bartosch, Hans Richter and the man she married, Carl Koch. She often collaborated with one or more of these fellows on her later works. Prince Achmed was adapted from the Arabian Nights and is aimed for children; it is done in silhouette, but also includes abstract sections involving sliced wax, and sand on backlit glass. To do the film, Reinger built an innovative 'multiplane' camera that was able to separate background layers from foreground layers. During the mid '30s she emigrated to Britain where she began working for the Crown and GPO Film Units. After the Second World War, she continued to reside in England where she made numerous short films frequently based on legends and fairy tales.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Grasshopper and the Ant
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2013
No Score Yet Thumbelina
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2012
No Score Yet Contes Orientaux
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Jack The Giant Killer
  • Director
2000
No Score Yet Lotte Reiniger
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet The Three Wishes
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet The Frog Prince
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet The Gallant Little Tailor
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet The Caliph Stork (Caliph Storch)
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet Snow White and Rose Red
  • Director
1953
No Score Yet Golden Goose
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet Silhouetten (Silhouettes)
  • Director
1936
100% The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  • Director
1926
No Score Yet Das Geheimnis der Marquisin (The Marquise's Secret)
  • Director
1922
No Score Yet Flying Koffer
  • Director
1922

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