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From Caligari to Hitler : a psychological history of the German film

Author: Siegfried Kracauer
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1974, ©1947.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Siegfried Kracauer
ISBN: 0691025053 9780691025056 0691087083 9780691087085
OCLC Number: 8682635
Notes: Includes as supplement (p. [273]-331) "Propaganda and the Nazi war film" which, with a few changes, is a reprint of the author's pamphlet of the same title issued in 1942 by the Museum of Modern Art Film Library.
Description: xii, 361 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Peace and war --
Forebodings --
Genesis of Ufa --
The shock of freedom --
Caligari --
Procession of tyrants --
Destiny --
Mute chaos --
Crucial dilemma --
From rebellion to submission --
Decline --
Frozen ground --
The prostitute and the adolescent --
The new realism --
Montage --
Brief reveille --
Songs and illusions --
Murderer among us --
Timid heresies --
For a better world --
National epic --
Propaganda and the Nazi war film.
Other Titles: Propaganda and the Nazi war film
Responsibility: by Siegfried Kracauer.

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The thesis of this unusually interesting book is that the German films of the twenties were filled with premonitions of the German totalitarianism of the thirties. "The book is an invaluable guide to Read more...

 
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