Film Screening: "The Flying Dutchman"
July 2, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Isenberg School of Management
UMass Amherst Campus
The Flying Dutchman | Intro by Joy Calico, Vanderbilt Univ.
Der fliegende Holländer
(GDR, 1964, dir. Joachim Herz, 101 min., b/w, EN ST)
Joachim Herz’s masterful 1962 staging of The Flying Dutchman prompted a request to make a cinematic adaptation. It introduced a leftist approach to Wagner reception by emphasizing the perspective of the young heroine, Senta. The first complete Wagner opera ever made on film and the only GDR film to include elements of the horror and vampire genres.