Jean-Marie Straub et Danièle Huillet

WEST GERMANY, 16MM, 1.33:1, COLOR/B&W, 15′
[No opening credits; end credits, white text on red]
– Einleitung zu Arnold Schoenbergs Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielscene
– By Jean-Marie Straub with Günter Peter Straschek, Danièle Huillet and Peter Nestler
– Photography: Renato Berta, Horst Bever;
Lighting: Karl-Heinz Granek
– Sound: Jeti Grigioni, Harald Lill;
Sound Mixing: Adriano Taloni
– Production: Straub-Huillet; commissioned by Südwestfunk [third TV station in Baden-Baden]
– Color: LV di Luciano Vittori

TEXTS: Arnold Schoenberg, letters to Wassily Kandinsky, April 20 and May 4, 1923; Bertolt Brecht, extract from a speech to the International Congress in Defense of Culture, 1935.

MUSIC: Arnold Schoenberg, Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielscene, opus 34, 1930.

PRODUCTION DATES AND LOCATIONS: one day in Rome and one in Baden-Baden (TV studios), June and October 1972.

EQUIPMENT: 1 Éclair ACL, 1 Nagra.

FILM STOCK: Eastman 7254 (Rome), Agfa-Gevaert color and black and white reversal (Baden-Baden).

BUDGET: 7,500 DM. SUBTITLED IN ENGLISH by Huillet and Misha Donat, IN FRENCH by Huillet, IN ITALIAN by Huillet and Gianna and Leo Mingrone, IN GERMAN by Huillet and Sebastian Schadhauser.

FIRST SCREENING: 1973 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (April 9); 1973 New York Film Festival.

TV PREMIERE: March 29, 1975 (HR III/WDR III/NDR III, West Germany).