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      Curt Siodmak

      Curt Siodmak

      Highest Rated: 100% Black Friday (1940)

      Lowest Rated: 25% Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943)

      Birthday: Aug 10, 1902

      Birthplace: Dresden, Saxony, Germany

      German-born scenarist Curt Siodmak, who also directed several minor movies, distinguished himself writing scripts for imaginative horror pics, as well as visionary science fiction films. The young man from Dresden, with a doctorate in mathematics, came to Berlin, found work as a reporter and, as an extra, became the only journalist with access to Fritz Lang's closed of "Metropolis" (1927). His story (expanded by friend Billy Wilder) was the inspiration for "People on Sunday" (1929), one of the last notable German silents. The film, directed by brother Robert (in association with Edgar Ulmer), became a landmark in the development of the docudrama, using a neo-realistic documentary technique, authentic locations and amateur actors to tell a simple story about a day in the life of two German couples. The hand-held camerawork of cinematographer Eugene Schuftan (assisted by Fred Zinnemann) prefigured both the Italian neorealism of the 1940s and the French New Wave of the 50s.



      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ski Fever Director - 1969
      No Score Yet 8% Tales of Frankenstein Director - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Slaves of the Amazon Director,
      - 1957
      73% 55% Earth vs. the Flying Saucers Writer - 1956
      No Score Yet 0% Curucu, Beast of the Amazon Director,
      - 1956
      No Score Yet 24% The Magnetic Monster Director - 1953
      No Score Yet 24% Bride of the Gorilla Director,
      - 1951
      89% 60% The Beast With Five Fingers Writer - 1946
      55% 47% House of Frankenstein Writer - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Destiny Writer - 1944
      25% 56% Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman Writer,
      Original Music
      - 1943
      85% 73% I Walked With a Zombie Writer - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mantrap Screenwriter - 1943
      67% 34% Invisible Agent Screenwriter - 1942
      91% 80% The Wolf Man Writer - 1941
      87% 60% The Invisible Man Returns Screenwriter - 1940
      100% 52% Black Friday Screenwriter - 1940
      38% 12% The Ape Screenwriter - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet F.P.1 Doesn't Answer Writer - 1933
      100% 78% People on Sunday Director,
      - 1930