“This is something very rare: films that show thinking. Like thinking is shown in art, Michelangelo´s Pensiero oder Rodin´s Thinker. You also find this in Murnau´s work. (…) He expresses thinking -that´s one of my favourite ideas- by beauty. A face, a body is beautiful to the extent that it is rich in ideas. Body and soul find each other. Thinking fulfills this union of soul and body, in the movies this is what is most precious.”
Eric Rohmer (20.3.1920- 11.1.2010) said this in a conversation with Frieda Grafe and Enno Patalas, in the Murnau book of the Hanser series. (quoted from www.newfilmkritik.de)

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