In her latest book Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood: German and American Film after World War I (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2005) which includes, among other things, an important chapter on editing (pp. 71-89) and a section on contemporary German press discussions of American-style filmmaking techniques Kristin Thompson cites a 1926 essay by Georg Otto Stindt whose methods and aims look amazingly similar to ours. This is Thompson’s summary of Stindt’s argument (“Bildschnitt,” Die Filmtechnik 2, 7 [April 3, 1926]) and of an essay of another commentator, Adolf Kobitzsch (“Kontinuitaet der Bilderfolge,” Die Filmtechnik 3, 25 [December 10, 1927]):

Herr Lubich goes to hollywood

Herr Lubich goes to hollywood