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Cinema, culture and modernity by Anne-Katrin Titze

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Olaf Möller on Black Gravel (Schwarzer Kies) starring Ingmar Zeisberg, Helmut Wildt and Hans Cossy: "This is really Käutner on his realism track."

At the Film Society of Lincoln Center inside the Furman Gallery of the Walter Reade Theater, Olaf Möller, the curator of The Lost Years of German Cinema: 1949–1963, discussed with me the films of Helmut Käutner, including his Hamlet adaptation, Der Rest Ist Schweigen (The Rest Is Silence), starring Hardy Krüger, Der Traum Von Lieschen Müller (The Dream Of Lieschen Mueller) and Bildnis Einer Unbekannten (Portrait Of An Unknown Woman).

Oe Hasse, Lilli Palmer and Peter van Eyck in Harald Braun's The Glass Tower (Der Gläserne Turm)

Wolfgang Staudte's The Fair (Kirmes) starring Juliette Mayniel, and Harald Braun's The Glass Tower (Der Gläserne Turm) with Lilli Palmer, Oe Hasse and Peter van Eyck, along with Käutner's Redhead (Die Rote) with Gert Fröbe and Ruth Leuwerik, »

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The Magic Faraway Tree in development by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-11-20 11:25:24

20 November 2017 3:25 AM, PST

Simon Farnaby is attached to the Magic Faraway Tree project Photo: Studiocanal Studiocanal has announced it is in development with Neal Street Productions on Enid Blyton’s children's classic Magic Faraway Tree. Paddington 2 screenwriter Simon Farnaby is attached to script the adaptation. Pippa Harris and Nicolas Brown from Neal Street Productions will produce.

It is the latest film by the studio aiming for the family franchise market, following their success with Paddington and its sequel and marks the first time that Blyton's books about a group of children's adventures in a tree which leads to magic lands have been adapted for the big screen.

Neal Street Productions has optioned all four books in the Blyton series - The Enchanted Wood, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Folk Of The Faraway Tree and Up The Faraway Tree - from Hachette Children’s Group, brand owners of Enid Blyton Entertainment.

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