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The Politics of magic : defa fairy-tale films

Author: Qinna Shen
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Wayne State University Press, 2015.
Series: Series in fairy-tale studies
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Paul Verhoeven's The Cold Heart in 1950 to Konrad Petzold's The Story of the Goose Princess and Her Loyal Horse Falada in 1989, East Germany's state-sponsored film company, DEFA (Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft), produced over forty feature-length, live-action fairy-tale films based on nineteenth-century folk and literary tales. While many of these films were popular successes and paved the way for the  Read more...
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Shen, Qinna.
Politics of magic.
Detroit, MI : Wayne State University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2014953446
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Qinna Shen
ISBN: 9780814339046 0814339042
OCLC Number: 910650495
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: Tales of the time: an overview of DEFA fairy-tale films --
Inheriting the humanist tradition: subversion of magic in early fairy tale models --
Entangled in the Cold War: tales of struggle and political allegories --
Love is real wealth: money, work, and the Cold War --
Ambiguity between Conformism and Resistance: slave-language and political satires --
A sigh of the times: tales of civil rights, peace, and ecology --
Conclusion: (Socialits) countertales: disenchantment and (Re)enchantment in DEFA fairy tales.
Series Title: Series in fairy-tale studies
Responsibility: Qinna Shen.

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From 1950 to 1989 East Germany's state-sponsored film company, DEFA produced over forty feature-length, live-action fairy-tale films based on nineteenth-century folk and literary tales. In The  Read more...

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