ViennaFilm 1896-1976

In the space of two hours, using all the means available to the modern "mise en scene," the complex "Vienna: civilisation and avantgarde" was broken up and put together again in a parody that is at once both harsh and delicate. The result is an anthology, an amusing picture-book with a confusing pagination (...) a collage as a masterly document of consciousness at the end of the seventies. (Karl Baratte-Dragano, "Galerie Spiegel" No. 29, March 1977)


One of the most consistent, most well-calculated avantgarde films of the new Viennese film-makers. Even somebody who watches this full length film only in view of the formal and technical possibilities and ideas used gets value for his money. (...) Adopting a resume style in the guise of aesthetic stories Ernst Schmidt jr. is giving a lesson in political history, from the perspective of momentary time i.e. at the time of shooting the material when live-action is tied up with newsreel sequences. (Siegmar Gassert, Basler Zeitung)

Orig. Title
Wienfilm 1896-1976
Year
1976 - 1977
Country
Austria
Duration
117 min
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
german
Subtitles
english
Credits
Director
Ernst Schmidt jr.
Cinematography
Walter Funda, Günter Pollak, Günter Janicek, Ernst Schmidt jr.
Music
Alexander Giradi, Armin Berg
Actor/Actress
Charles Chaplin, Irina David, Engelbert Dollfuss, Wolfgang Ernst, VALIE EXPORT, Franz Josef I., Padhi Freeberger, Sigmund Freud, Walter Funda, Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler, Ernst Jandl, Günter Janicek, Bernd Klamer, Werner Kofler, Theodor Körner, Brenda & Sheila Kronheim, Ernst J. Lauscher, Louis & Auguste Lumière, Friedericke Mayröcker, Otto Mühl, Cora Pongracz, Arnulf Rainer, Karl Renner, Dieter Rot, Gerhard Rühm, Hermann Schürrer, Kurt Schuschnigg, Peter Weibel, Karl von Zieglmayer, J. Poselski, Friedrich Achleitner, Marc Adrian, H.C. Artmann, Helmut Benedict, Joe Berger, Moucle Blackout
Art Direction
Joseph Joyce
Assistant Director
Günter Janicek
Available Formats
16 mm (Original Format)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps