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Author: Rainer Werner Fassbinder; Michael Töteberg; Leo A Lensing; Krishna Winston
Publisher: Baltimore ; London : The Johns Hopkins University Press, [1992]
Series: PAJ books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Rainer Werner Fassbinder's "A Year of Thirteen Moons," the camera watches the prostitute Red Zora as she watches Fassbinder in a television interview. The actress is Ingrid Caven, the director's former wife and the woman with whom he claims to have his most important "elective affinity." At once provocative and revealing, the scene illustrates Fassbinder's interest in blurring the boundaries between art and life,
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Genre/Form: Interviews
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Fassbinder, Rainer Werner, 1945-1982.
Anarchy of the imagination.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)608908561
Named Person: Rainer Werner Fassbinder; Rainer Werner Fassbinder; Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder; Michael Töteberg; Leo A Lensing; Krishna Winston
ISBN: 0801843685 9780801843686 0801843693 9780801843693 1555543693 9781555543693
OCLC Number: 24910980
Language Note: Translations of: Filme befreien den Kopf and Die Anarchie der Phantasie.
Description: xxi, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Cinema between autobiography and social criticism. "The kind of rage I feel": a conversation with Joachim von Mengershausen about Love Is colder than death --
"At some point films have to stop being films": a conversation with Hans Gunther Pflaum about Fear eats the soul --
"I've changed along with the characters in my films": a discussion with Hella Schlumberger about work and love, the exploitability of feelings, and the longing for utopia --
"This is the only way we can do films here: by making them without worrying about losing money": a conversation with Wolfram Schütte about The third generation, cinematic politics, and a strategy against resignation --
"Reacting to what you experience": Ernst Burkel talks with Douglas Sirk and Rainer Werner Fassbinder --
"I make films out of personal involvement, and for no other reason": a discussion with Hans Günther Pflaum about Berlin Alexanderplatz and Lili Marleen --
"Why these problems with Franz Biberkopf?": a discussion with Klaus Eder about the reactions to Berlin Alexanderplatz and about film treatments of the Third Reich --
"I'm a romantic anarchist": a discussion with Frank Ripploh about Veronika Voss and Querelle --
pt. 2. Fellow filmmakers pro and con. Imitation of life: on the films of Douglas Sirk --
...Shadows, to be sure, and no pity: a few random thoughts on the films of Claude Chabrol --
The German cinema is being enriched: a few thoughts about a wonderful film, Jane is Jane forever, by Walter Bockmayer --
Chin-up, handstand, and salto mortale--firm footing: on the film director Werner Schroeter, who achieved what few achieve, with Kingdom of Naples --
Michael Curtiz--anarchist in Hollywood?: unorganized thoughts on a seemingly paradoxical idea --
The list of my favorites --
Hitlist of German films --
Alexander Kluge is supposed to have had a birthday --
pt. 3. Projects and controversies. Credited debit, debited credit: on Gustav Freytag's novel Debit and credit and the aborted television version --
My position on Garbage, the city, and death --
"Philosemites are anti-Semites": an interview with Benjamin Henrichs about the reactions to Garbage, the city, and death --
"Madness and terrorism": conversations with Gian Luigi Rondi about Despair and The third generation --
The third generation --
"The walls are closing in on us birds of Paradise": from a conversation with Renate Klett about political developments and Germany in Autumn --
"I'd rather be a streetsweeper in Mexico than a filmmaker in Germany": a conversation with Der spiegel about the politics of German film and Fassbinder's announcement that he intended to leave the country --
Introductory remarks on a projected feature film, Cocaine --
pt. 4. Literary past / cinematic present. "Images the moviegoer can fill with his own imagination": a conversation with Kraft Wetzel about Effi Briest --
The cities of humanity and the human soul: some unorganized thoughts on Alfred Döblin's novel, Berlin Alexanderplatz --
Preliminary remarks on Querelle --
pt. 5. Monologues and confessions. "Of despair, and the courage to recognize a utopia and to open yourself up to it": two monologues and a text on Despair --
In a year of thirteen moons --
Answers to questions from schoolchildren --
Hanna Schygulla--not a star, just a vulnerable human being like the rest of us: disorderly thoughts about an interesting woman --
The sad eyes of Cannes.
Series Title: PAJ books.
Other Titles: Filme befreien den Kopf.
Responsibility: Rainer Werner Fassbinder ; edited by Michael Töteberg and Leo A. Lensing ; translated from the German by Krishna Winston.
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In Rainer Werner Fassbinder's "A Year of Thirteen Moons," the camera watches the prostitute Red Zora as she watches Fassbinder in a television interview. The actress is Ingrid Caven, the director's former wife and the woman with whom he claims to have his most important "elective affinity." At once provocative and revealing, the scene illustrates Fassbinder's interest in blurring the boundaries between art and life, between fiction and autobiography. His public comments - like his films and plays - were occasions for aesthetic experimentation rich in irony and drama.

The Anarchy of the Imagination collects Fassbinder's most important interviews, essays, and working notes - nearly all presented here for the first time in English. They are an indispensable record of the self-understanding and self-stylization of this major artist, one of the most influential cultural figures to emerge from postwar Germany. Fassbinder's essays and other writings commanded a degree of public attention rarely achieved by film makers in the United States. His articles appeared in major newspapers such as the Frankfurter Rundschau and Die Zeit, where they both influenced the cultural scene and intervened in the acrimonious debates on terrorism and anti-Semitism that swept West Germany in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Whether Fassbinder is reflecting on his own work or writing about fellow film makers, whether he is describing his discovery of actress Hanna Schygulla or speaking out in favor of political film making, his perspective is radical, subjective, and challenging. The writings in this volume are not only about films, but about love, longing, dependency, repressed wishes, and dreams. They are an essential part of Fassbinder's legacy, the remarkable body of work in which present-day German reality finds brilliant expression.

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