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The haunted screen : expressionism in the German cinema and the influence of Max Reinhardt

Author: Lotte H Eisner
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1973, ©1969.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The golden age of German cinema began at the end of the First World War and ended shortly after the coming of sound. This book demonstrates the connection between German Romanticism and the cinema  Read more...

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Named Person: Max Reinhardt; Max Reinhardt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lotte H Eisner
ISBN: 0520024796 9780520024793 9780520257900 0520257901
OCLC Number: 10596198
Notes: Translation of: L'écran démoniaque.
Description: 360 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The predisposition towards expressionism --
The beginnings of the expressionist film --
The spell of light: the influence of Max Reinhardt --
Lubitsch and the costume film --
The stylized fantastic --
The symphonies of horror --
'Decorative' expressionism --
The world of shadows and mirrors --
Studio architecture and landscape --
The expressionist début of a 'realistic' director --
Kammerspielfilm and Stimmung --
Murnau and the Kammerspielfilm --
The handling of crowds --
The Fritz Lang thriller --
Tragedies of the street --
The evolution of the costume film --
The eye of the camera in E.A. Dupont --
The climax of chiaroscuro --
Pabst and the miracle of Louise Brooks --
The decline of the German film.
Other Titles: Écran démoniaque.
Responsibility: by Lotte H. Eisner ; [translated from the French by Roger Greaves].

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