Presentation | 11.11.2020 – 20.06.2021

„Das Meer ruft!“ A Venture into Sound Film

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The perfection of a method of recording and reproducing sound on film was the challenge of the 1920s. Against this backdrop, an unusual partnership was formed: the textile retailer Bernhard Joseph Brenninkmeijer and the Catholic priest and physicist Heinrich Könemann set about developing such a method and eventually founded their own film company: Eidophon.  

Two feature films were made - one of them was Das Meer ruft! with Heinrich George as main actor.

The exhibition in DAS Forum introduces the two protagonists and tells about the development and failure of this remarkable joint venture.



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Starting April, 31, a maximum of two visitors (members of one household) can watch one of the two feature films produced by Eidophon, Das Lied der Schwarzen Berge or Das Meer ruft!  in full length (German version) on the big screen. 

To ensure that a correspondingly long time slot can be booked and that subsequent visitors do not have to put up with waiting times, this request must already be indicated when registering:
anmeldung@draiflessen.com, 05452.9168-3500

Das Meer ruft! | © Draiflessen Collection

Könemann beschäftigte sich bei seinen Experimenten zum Tonfilm mit dem Intensitätsverfahren, bei dem das akustische Signal auf einem schmalen Streifen zwischen Bild und Perforation der Filmrolle als optische Audiospur in der sogenannten Sprossenschrift „gespeichert“ wird.

Ausschnitt aus „Die Abenteuerin von Turin“
Abenteuerfilm aus dem Jahre 1931
Regie: Willi Wolff
Drehbuch: Willi Wolff, (Paul) Hans Rameau
Kamera: Otto Kanturek, Emil Schünemann
Musik: Vincent Scotto
Ton: Carlo Paganini, Hans Bittmann

© Murnau Stiftung

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