SOUND CINEMA 1929-1933
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Developed on Airtable, the finished database will provide comprehensive information about feature sound films produced in the times of the Weimar Republic from 1929 to 1933.
Once the data is organized in the specific digital landscape designed for this database, it will be able to serve as a “digital notebook,” organized in such a way that it will provide a structured space to critically interpret, evaluate and analyze bibliographic sources dealing with the films and people linked up in the base, creating an interactive platform to productively take notes while making it easier to switch from data analyses at a micro-level to a macro-level in the matter of a few clicks.
The Reseach Database will constitute the solid basis of primary and secondary sources (data about the people involved and the films themselves, a summary of previous arguments made by scholars) and a way to engage them directly through one's own work (responses, comments and notes) which will be all integrated into one extensive pool of information. It so far integrates only all-talking German-language fiction features shot at least in part on German soil. Depending on how the project evolves, one could expand it to incorporate a broader range of films.
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