Die Buchse der Pandora (Pandora's Box, 1929), starring Hollywood icon Louise Brooks, is an established classic of the silent era.
Pamela Hutchinson revisits and challenges many assumptions made about the film, its lead character and its star. Putting the film in historical and contemporary contexts, Hutchinson investigates how the film speaks to new audiences.
Pamela Hutchinson is the Editor of Silent London, and writes on early and silent film for the Guardian and Sight & Sound.
Acknowledgements.- Pabst and Brooks: the director and the star.- Wedekind and Lulu's `divine birth'.- The making of Pandora's Box.- The cast of Pandora's Box.- Pandora's Box in eight acts.- Beyond Pandora's Box.- Notes and Bibliography.