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Friday, 13 February 2015

The 8th Hall Of Fame Inductee For Contribution To Screenwriting - Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Although the following argument could be made in reference to Ingmar Bergman, for my money if ever there was a filmmaker who got over on the basis of writing it was Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Dying at the young age of thirty-seven, the wunderkind and enfant terrible of New German Cinema managed to more prolific than most with twice the lifetime, completing no less than forty feature films. Not only did he have a wildly frenetic pace, churning out screenplays like an assembly line, most importantly, he had a deep, rich understanding of people and a sensitivity towards social outsiders, making for stark, often harsh, but also beautiful and rather poignant cinematic stories. 

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