20th c. 1910-1920

Consolidation of the Hollywood studio system. 

1923 December 30
  • Cinema Spledid Palace in 1920ies 

The grand opening of the cinema Splendid Palace – “the grandest cinema in the Baltics”, can seat 824 viewers. 

1925 December 21

Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin (Броненосец “Потемкин”), a triumph of revolutionary form and Russian “montage films”. 

1927 January 10

Fritz Lang’s Metropolis – a display of German cinema might. 

1927 October 6

The film The Jazz Singer marks the beginning of the sound films era. 

1929 May 16

The first American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards ceremony (Los Angeles, USA). 

1929 June 6

The Surrealist film An Andalusian Dog (Un Chien Andalou) is born from the dreams of two Spaniards – Luis Buñuel un Salvador Dali. 

1932 July 6 – August 21

The first film festival in the world takes place in Venice. 

1930 March 3
  • Bear-slayer/ Lāčplēsis – actor Voldemārs Dimze 

Premiere of feature film Bear-slayer (“Lāčplēsis”, director Aleksandrs Rusteiķis) at the cinema Palladium

1930 April 1
  • Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel 

Director Josef von Sternberg’s film The Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel), shot at the German studio UFA, made Marlene Dietrich a star, opening Hollywood to her.  From the 1920s onward, the USA enticed Europe’s best talents. 

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