1920′s silent screen goddess Louise Brooks stands as a beacon of individuality that is still mimicked today.
Her two best-known movies, Pandora’s Box and Diary of a Lost Girl, detail complex characters and stories that hold up to any movie 90 years later. Both films were shot in Germany by G.W. Pabst, the very controversial Austrian director. They are both amazing examples of black and white, pre-talkie New Objectivity Art.
Louise’s style has been endlessly mimicked, both in her unique look and haircut, but also in her renegade character studies. Some would argue it was the genius of Pabst himself, Louise surely played a big part. Even though Louise was never able to transition to the world of talking film, she had already made her mark on the world.
If you haven’t guessed what I’m trying to say yet…watch these films!!
Or…in other words…please watch these films!