Enno Patalas

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Enno Patalas (15 October 1929, Quakenbrück – 7 August 2018, Munich) was a German film historian, collector, and expert[1] film preservationist. A former head of the Munich Film Museum (1973–1994),[2][3] his restorations include silent films such as Metropolis,[1] M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder and Die Nibelungen, all directed by Fritz Lang. Patalas also restored the film The Battleship Potemkin for viewing at the Berlin Film Festival in 2005.[4]

He, along with director Ulrich Gregor, wrote the influential film history book Geschichte des Films (History of Film).[5]


  1. ^ a b "Rediscovering Utopia - Lost Scenes Restore Lang's Original Vision of 'Metropolis'". Der Spiegel. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
  2. ^ https://www.sueddeutsche.de/muenchen/nachruf-filmhistoriker-enno-patalas-ist-tot-1.4086673
  3. ^ "Putting on the Fritz". The Village Voice. 4 April 2000. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Battleship Potemkin' To Debut In February". Gadsden Times. 30 December 2004. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
  5. ^ "Ermutiger des unabhängigen Films: Ulrich Gregor wird 75". Schwäbische Zeitung (in German). 17 September 2007. Retrieved 24 June 2010.[permanent dead link]

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