Walter Ruttmann

1887 - 1941

Walter Ruttmann

Walter Ruttmann (28 December 1887 – 15 July 1941) was a German cinematographer and film director, and along with Hans Richter, Viking Eggeling and Oskar Fischinger was the most important German representative of abstract experimental film. He is best known for directing the semi-documentary 'city symphony' silent film Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Ruttmann has received more than 90,076 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 378th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Walter Ruttmann ranks 380 out of 1,305Before him are Ladislas Starevich, Gustaf Gründgens, Delmer Daves, Jerzy Hoffman, Ernst Marischka, and Satoshi Kon. After him are Robert Rossen, Claude Zidi, Arthur Hiller, Shin Sang-ok, Kira Muratova, and Eldar Ryazanov.

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Among people born in 1887, Walter Ruttmann ranks 91Before him are Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu, George, Crown Prince of Serbia, Lil Dagover, Wilhelm Kube, Miklós Kállay, and Louis Jouvet. After him are Antanas Merkys, Frigyes Karinthy, Friedrich Zander, Samuil Marshak, Jean Ray, and Josef Lada. Among people deceased in 1941, Walter Ruttmann ranks 70Before him are Benjamin Lee Whorf, Natalie of Serbia, Ivan Panfilov, Jelly Roll Morton, Alexandros Koryzis, and Guido Adler. After him are Amrita Sher-Gil, Arkady Gaidar, Amy Johnson, Viktor Dankl von Krasnik, Alfred Hettner, and Maurice Bavaud.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walter Ruttmann ranks 1,898 out of 3,763Before him are Gottschalk of Orbais (805), Princess Helena of Nassau (1831), Jakub Bart-Ćišinski (1856), Reinhold Mack (1901), Johann Christian Reil (1759), and C. W. Ceram (1915). After him are Bernd Rosemeyer (1909), Hermann I, Landgrave of Thuringia (1155), Sebastian Koch (1962), Heinrich von Treitschke (1834), Rupert I, Elector Palatine (1309), and Johann Heinrich Alsted (1588).


Among film directors born in Germany, Walter Ruttmann ranks 19Before him are Mike Nichols (1931), Douglas Sirk (1897), Margarethe von Trotta (1942), Lotte Reiniger (1899), Veit Harlan (1899), and Gustaf Gründgens (1899). After him are Henry Koster (1905), Wolfgang Reitherman (1909), Tom Tykwer (1965), Oskar Fischinger (1900), Oliver Hirschbiegel (1957), and Uli Edel (1947).

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