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A companion to German cinema.

Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell Publishers 2011.
Series: Wiley-Blackwell companions to national cinemas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A companion to German cinema" offers a wide-ranging collection of essays demonstrating state-of-play scholarship on German cinema at a time during which cinema studies as well as German cinema have once again begun to flourish.

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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
ISBN: 9781405194365 1405194367
OCLC Number: 741407898
Description: 560 pages.
Contents: Notes on Editors and Contributors vii Acknowledgments xii Abbreviations xiii Introduction Terri Ginsberg and Andrea Mensch 1 First Movement: Destabilization 23 1 Have Dialectic, Will Travel: The GDR Indianerfilme as Critique and Radical Imaginary 27 Dennis Broe 2 Coming Out into Socialism: Heiner Carow s Third Way 55 David Brandon Dennis 3 German Identity, Myth, and Documentary Film 82 Julia Knight 4 Post-Reunification Cinema: Horror, Nostalgia, Redemption 110 Anthony Enns 5 Capitalism Has No More Natural Enemies : The Berlin School 134 David Clarke 6 Projecting Heimat: On the Regional and the Urban in Recent Cinema 155 Jennifer Ruth Hosek 7 No Happily Ever After: Disembodying Gender, Destabilizing Nation in Angelina Maccarone s Unveiled 175 Gayatri Devi Second Movement: Dislocation 193 8 Views across the Rhine: Border Poetics in Straub Huillet s Machorka-Muff (1962) and Lothringen! (1994) 197 Claudia Pummer 9 Contested Spaces: Kamal Aljafari s Transnational Palestinian Films 218 Peter Limbrick 10 Fatih Akyn s Homecomings 249 Savas Arslan 11 Lessons in Liberation: Fassbinder s Whity at the Crossroads of Hollywood Melodrama and Blaxploitation 260 Priscilla Layne 12 Sexploitation Film from West Germany 287 Harald Steinwender and Alexander Zahlten 13 A Documentarist at the Limits of Queer: The Films of Jochen Hick 318 Robert M. Gillett 14 Models of Masculinity in Postwar Germany: The Sissi Films and the West German Wiederbewaffnungsdebatte 341 Nadja Kramer 15 Crossdressing, Remakes, and National Stereotypes: The Germany Hollywood Connection 379 Silke Arnold-de Simine Third Movement: Disidentification 405 16 The Aesthetics of Ethnic Cleansing: A Historiographic and Filmic Analysis of Andres Veiel s Balagan 409 Domenica Vilhotti 17 Margarethe von Trotta s Rosenstrasse: Feminist Re-Visions of a Historical Controversy 429 Sally Winkle 18 The Baader Oedipus Complex 462 Vojin Sa a Vukadinovic' 19 Dislocations: Videograms of a Revolution and the Search for Images 483 Frances Guerin 20 Germany Welcomes Back Its Jews: Go for Zucker! and the Women in German Debate (aka Wiggie-leaks: A Polemical Analysis) 507 Terri Ginsberg 21 Screening the German Social Divide: Aelrun Goette s Die Kinder sind tot 526 David James Prickett 22 A Negative Utopia: Michael Haneke s Fragmentary Cinema 553 Tara Forrest Index 573
Series Title: Wiley-Blackwell companions to national cinemas.
Responsibility: Terri Ginsberg; Andrea Mensch.
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Any academic library that has students that might get the merest whiff of cinema as part of their curriculum should ensure this work is available to them. (Reference Reviews, 1 December 2012) "[T]he Read more...

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by ShadiaAshrawi (WorldCat user published 2012-09-11) Excellent Permalink

"[T]he carefully constructed essays in [this volume] contribute to elevating this reference book so much more than its component parts could have achieved - much like German cinema itself. It is a volume that contributes significantly to reference works on German cinema, European cinema,...
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by Palcine (WorldCat user published 2011-09-15) Excellent Permalink

"A Companion to German Cinema represents the cutting edge of German cinema studies that will force scholars to rethink their approach to the subject. Conceptually innovative and theoretically rigorous, the collection convincingly claims that the renewal of the field must occur from its margins." --...
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