German Video of the Week: Berlin in 1900

Oh, how I love early video footage. There’s something about the way that film was shot in the early 20th century that you just don’t see very often today. I think it’s because film was new back then, so watching pretty much anything on a movie screen was a novelty. A lot of filmmakers simply let the cameras roll to capture whatever was going on in front of them. These early films feel like a little window to see what life was back in the day.

This gem shows us a little slice of life in Berlin circa 1900. It’s also a good example of early colourization techniques, which might be interesting to you film buffs out there. Keep your eyes peeled for Alexanderplatz and Friedrichstrasse. Oh, how they’ve changed!

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