Containing Multitudes Since 2004
This is so cool - nice pairing! Was it swiped or just parallel evolution?
It's hard to tell for sure. The idealist in me wants to say it's parallel evolution; part of the natural development of a more sophisticated, yet common, cinematic language (which, I think, is what this series implies). But there are an awful lot of Germanic echoes throughout Berkeley's Lullaby of Broadway sequence. It's possible he was influenced by Lang, I suppose. Unfortunately, Berkeley rarely strayed beyond showbiz platitudes in interviews and, best of my knowledge, never spoke with any specificity of his cinematic tastes.I guess it's an open question.
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