History UsefulNotes / Berlin

8th Aug '17 9:34:21 PM coinneach
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* Seeed's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYK-NfOo7b4 Dickes B]] is a love letter to their hometown.
30th Jul '17 2:33:59 PM bt8257
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* Music/DavidBowie's ''Berlin'' trilogy are three albums recorded entirely or partly in Berlin (particularly the famous "Hansa-by-the-Wall" studio) and breathing a very specific city atmosphere: ''[[Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum Low]]'', ''Music/{{Heroes}}'', and ''Music/{{Lodger}}'' (with ''Music/StationToStation'', recorded in Los Angeles but inspired in part by Bowie's European travels, serving as an "introduction" and/or a bridge to his previous, soul/funk-influenced work, ''Music/YoungAmericans''). The title track of ''Heroes'' specifically mentions the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall. In Berlin it's almost seen as an anthem and Bowie even recorded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXV3rlr9G04a German version of it]].

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* Music/DavidBowie's ''Berlin'' trilogy are three albums recorded entirely or partly in Berlin (particularly the famous "Hansa-by-the-Wall" studio) and breathing a very specific city atmosphere: ''[[Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum Low]]'', ''Music/{{Heroes}}'', ''Music/HeroesDavidBowieAlbum'', and ''Music/{{Lodger}}'' (with ''Music/StationToStation'', recorded in Los Angeles but inspired in part by Bowie's European travels, serving as an "introduction" and/or a bridge to his previous, soul/funk-influenced work, ''Music/YoungAmericans''). The title track of ''Heroes'' specifically mentions the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall. In Berlin it's almost seen as an anthem and Bowie even recorded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXV3rlr9G04a German version of it]].
30th Jul '17 2:26:48 PM bt8257
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If you're lucky, you might see some of West Berlin's (extremely vibrant) music scene and nightlife (being one of the early centers of so-called "{{Krautrock}}" and Music/DavidBowie (the albums ''Music/StationToStation'', ''[[Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum Low]]'' and ''Music/{{Heroes}}'') and [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]] (the albums ''Music/TheIdiot'' and ''Music/LustForLife'') both having recorded there on the basis of its reputation).

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If you're lucky, you might see some of West Berlin's (extremely vibrant) music scene and nightlife (being one of the early centers of so-called "{{Krautrock}}" and Music/DavidBowie (the albums ''Music/StationToStation'', ''[[Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum Low]]'' and ''Music/{{Heroes}}'') Low]]'', ''Music/HeroesDavidBowieAlbum'', ''Music/{{Lodger}}'') and [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]] (the albums ''Music/TheIdiot'' and ''Music/LustForLife'') both having recorded there on the basis of its reputation).
17th Jun '17 1:47:39 PM nombretomado
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* Music/DavidBowie's ''Berlin'' trilogy are three albums recorded entirely or partly in Berlin (particularly the famous "Hansa-by-the-Wall" studio) and breathing a very specific city atmosphere: ''[[Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum Low]]'', ''Music/{{Heroes}}'', and ''Music/{{Lodger}}'' (with ''Music/StationToStation'', recorded in Los Angeles but inspired in part by Bowie's European travels, serving as an "introduction" and/or a bridge to his previous, soul/funk-influenced work, ''Music/YoungAmericans''). The title track of ''Heroes'' specifically mentions UsefulNotes/TheBerlinWall. In Berlin it's almost seen as an anthem and Bowie even recorded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXV3rlr9G04a German version of it]].

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* Music/DavidBowie's ''Berlin'' trilogy are three albums recorded entirely or partly in Berlin (particularly the famous "Hansa-by-the-Wall" studio) and breathing a very specific city atmosphere: ''[[Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum Low]]'', ''Music/{{Heroes}}'', and ''Music/{{Lodger}}'' (with ''Music/StationToStation'', recorded in Los Angeles but inspired in part by Bowie's European travels, serving as an "introduction" and/or a bridge to his previous, soul/funk-influenced work, ''Music/YoungAmericans''). The title track of ''Heroes'' specifically mentions UsefulNotes/TheBerlinWall.the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall. In Berlin it's almost seen as an anthem and Bowie even recorded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXV3rlr9G04a German version of it]].
17th Jun '17 1:43:33 PM nombretomado
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* If you're standing next to the East Side Gallery, you're in the eastern half (see BerlinWall).

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* If you're standing next to the East Side Gallery, you're in the eastern half (see BerlinWall).UsefulNotes/BerlinWall).



Berlin suffered more destruction than any other European city in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Allied bombing raids and the invasion of the Red Army took a harsh toll on the city, making the population plummet to about three million, where it essentially remained since then. After UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler took his own life in a bunker and Germany surrendered, the Allies divided the old Reich capital akin to the rest of what remained of Germany, with the French in the northwest, the British in the west, the Americans in the south, and the Soviets in the east. Berlin suffered greatly under being the playball of the superpowers in the upcoming UsefulNotes/ColdWar, leading to its division. East Berlin was quickly integrated into the structures of UsefulNotes/EastGermany, serving as its capital. West Berlin survived the Soviet blockade of 1948/49 via the Berlin Airlift, keeping its status as an island of the free world amid the red sea of communism. For many years, it was easy to flee from the East to the West via Berlin. To turn off this leak in the Iron Curtain, the GDR built the infamous death trap commonly called the BerlinWall on August 13, 1961.

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Berlin suffered more destruction than any other European city in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Allied bombing raids and the invasion of the Red Army took a harsh toll on the city, making the population plummet to about three million, where it essentially remained since then. After UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler took his own life in a bunker and Germany surrendered, the Allies divided the old Reich capital akin to the rest of what remained of Germany, with the French in the northwest, the British in the west, the Americans in the south, and the Soviets in the east. Berlin suffered greatly under being the playball of the superpowers in the upcoming UsefulNotes/ColdWar, leading to its division. East Berlin was quickly integrated into the structures of UsefulNotes/EastGermany, serving as its capital. West Berlin survived the Soviet blockade of 1948/49 via the Berlin Airlift, keeping its status as an island of the free world amid the red sea of communism. For many years, it was easy to flee from the East to the West via Berlin. To turn off this leak in the Iron Curtain, the GDR built the infamous death trap commonly called the BerlinWall UsefulNotes/BerlinWall on August 13, 1961.



The city is generally depicted in these contexts as grey and dreary, especially the eastern part (not quite true, as a third of the city is in the form of parks). It works best at night. Dead drops, double-crosses and defections are the order of the day. Expect someone to attempt to run the BerlinWall.

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The city is generally depicted in these contexts as grey and dreary, especially the eastern part (not quite true, as a third of the city is in the form of parks). It works best at night. Dead drops, double-crosses and defections are the order of the day. Expect someone to attempt to run the BerlinWall.
UsefulNotes/BerlinWall.
11th Mar '17 3:18:18 PM JulianLapostat
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24th Jan '17 5:53:01 PM nombretomado
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Throughout the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, Berlin was "The CityOfSpies" (a title that has also been held by Lisbon, Tangiers, Beirut, Istanbul, and {{Casablanca}} at various points in their history), and the Glienicke Bridge, which links (West) Berlin and Potsdam, was the most well-known venue for the exchange of captured spies. SpyFiction from that period will almost always mention Berlin.

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Throughout the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, Berlin was "The CityOfSpies" (a title that has also been held by Lisbon, Tangiers, Beirut, Istanbul, and {{Casablanca}} Film/{{Casablanca}} at various points in their history), and the Glienicke Bridge, which links (West) Berlin and Potsdam, was the most well-known venue for the exchange of captured spies. SpyFiction from that period will almost always mention Berlin.
10th Nov '16 6:25:16 AM LongTallShorty64
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* ''A Foreign Affair'', a 1948 BillyWilder comedy starring Jean Arthur as a U.S. Senator visiting post-war Berlin and Marlene Dietrich as a cabaret torch singer.

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* ''A Foreign Affair'', ''Film/AForeignAffair'', a 1948 BillyWilder Creator/BillyWilder comedy starring Jean Arthur Creator/JeanArthur as a U.S. Senator visiting post-war Berlin and Marlene Dietrich Creator/MarleneDietrich as a cabaret torch singer.
2nd Sep '16 2:20:11 PM StevieC
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Divided in two for the duration of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar.

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Divided in two twain for the duration of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar.
9th Aug '16 5:08:09 AM Morgenthaler
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WeimarGermany's Berlin is a very vibrant and colourful place, comparable with Paris. TruthInTelevision here. Portrayals focus on the development of Cabaret culture, sexual egalitarianism and great night-life. Some fictions even portray it as a CityNoir setting. Interestingly a lot of the classic writers and directors of FilmNoir -- Creator/BillyWilder, Robert Siodmak, Creator/FritzLang -- were Berliners during the 20s and many of them admitted in interviews that their films about the American underbelly were often inspired by their memories of 20s Berlin, which came very close to resembling the exaggerated CityNoir landscape beloved in later fictions.

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WeimarGermany's UsefulNotes/WeimarGermany's Berlin is a very vibrant and colourful place, comparable with Paris. TruthInTelevision here. Portrayals focus on the development of Cabaret culture, sexual egalitarianism and great night-life. Some fictions even portray it as a CityNoir setting. Interestingly a lot of the classic writers and directors of FilmNoir -- Creator/BillyWilder, Robert Siodmak, Creator/FritzLang -- were Berliners during the 20s and many of them admitted in interviews that their films about the American underbelly were often inspired by their memories of 20s Berlin, which came very close to resembling the exaggerated CityNoir landscape beloved in later fictions.



* ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}''. Set in WeimarGermany.

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* ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}''. Set in WeimarGermany.UsefulNotes/WeimarGermany.
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