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Elsaesser, Thomas 1943-

Works: 63 works in 298 publications in 2 languages and 13,811 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Drama  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Film adaptations 
Roles: Commentator, Editor, Honoree, Publishing director, Other, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1993.5.G3, 791.430233092
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The last great American picture show new Hollywood cinema in the 1970s ( )
11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
European cinema face to face with Hollywood by Thomas Elsaesser ( )
15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fassbinder's Germany history, identity, subject by Thomas Elsaesser ( )
11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rainer Werner Fassbinder is one of the most prominent and important authors of post-war European cinema. Thomas Elsaesser is the first to write a thoroughly analytical study of his work. He stresses the importance of a closer understanding of Fassbinder's career through a re-reading of his films as textual entities. Approaching the work from different thematic and analytical perspectives, Elsaesser offers both an overview and a number of detailed readings of crucial films, while also providing a European context for Fassbinder's own coming to terms with fascism
A second life German cinema's first decades by Thomas Elsaesser ( )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on a neglected period, focusing on the face and fate of popular cinema
Studying contemporary American film a guide to movie analysis by Thomas Elsaesser ( )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New German cinema : a history by Thomas Elsaesser ( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and German and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The aim of this study of contemporary German cinema is to set the significant films and film-makers in their proper context. The author explains the nature of the German film industry, the cultural inheritance of its film-makers, and the social and political climate within which they work
Writing for the medium television in transition by Thomas Elsaesser ( )
9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is there still room for literature and science on television?
Die Büchse der Pandora Variationen auf das Thema Frank Wedekinds Lulu = Pandora's box : variations on the theme of Frank Wedekind's Lulu ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her
Metropolis by Thomas Elsaesser ( Book )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume explores the cultural phenomenon of Metropolis, its different versions, its changing meanings, and its role as a storehouse of database of the 20th century
Early cinema : space, frame, narrative ( Book )
24 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the twenty years preceding the First World War, cinema rapidly developed from a fairground curiosity into a major industry and social institution, a source of information and entertainment for millions of people. Only recently have film scholars and historians begun to study these early years of cinema in their own right and not simply as first steps towards the classical narrative cinema we now associate with Hollywood. The essays in this collection trace the fascinating history of how the cinema developed its forms of storytelling and representation and how it evolved into a complex industry with Hollywood rapidly acquiring a dominant role. These issues can be seen to arise from new readings of the so-called pioneers--Méliès, Lumière, Porter, and Griffith--while also suggesting new perspectives on major European filmmakers of the 1910s and 20s. Editor Thomas Elsaesser complements the contributions from leading British, American, and European scholars with introductory essays of his own that provide a comprehensive overview of the field. The volume is the most authoritative survey to date of a key area of contemporary film research, invaluable to historians as well as to students of cinema [Publisher description]
The BFI companion to German cinema by British Film Institute ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Weimar cinema and after : Germany's historical imaginary by Thomas Elsaesser ( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
German cinema of the 1920s is still regarded as one of the 'golden ages' of world cinema. Films such as The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Dr Mabuse the Gambler, Nosferatu, Metropolis, Pandora's Box and The Blue Angel have long been canonised as classics, but they are also among the key films defining an image of Germany as a nation uneasy with itself. The work of directors like Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau and G.W. Pabst, which having apparently announced the horrors of fascism, while testifying to the traumas of a defeated nation, still casts a long shadow over cinema in Germany, leavi
Film theory : an introduction through the senses by Thomas Elsaesser ( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is the relationship between the cinema and the spectator? This book uses this central question for film theory in order to guide students through various major film theories - since the classical period
Cinema futures : Cain, Abel or cable? : the screen arts in the digital age ( Book )
9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harun Farocki working on the sightlines by Thomas Elsaesser ( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first English-language book on Germany's 'best-known important filmmaker'
The persistence of Hollywood by Thomas Elsaesser ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most influential figures in the study of classical Hollywood cinema examines various paradigms for reading Hollywood and its cinema. Thomas Elsaesser considers the applicability of classical film theory and alternatives to it
Filmtheorie zur Einführung by Thomas Elsaesser ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in German and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Katzelmacher by Rainer Werner Fassbinder ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
R. W. Fassbinders biting look at prejudice and xenphobia
Rainer Werner Fassbinder by Thomas Elsaesser ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmgeschichte und frühes Kino : Archäologie eines Medienwandels by Thomas Elsaesser ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Elsaesser, T. 1943-
Elsaesser, T.P., 1943-
Elsaesser, Th. 1943-
English (181)
German (25)