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Re-imagining DEFA : East German cinema in its national and transnational contexts

Author: Seán Allan; Sebastian Heiduschke
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [First edition]View all editions and formats
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By the time the Berlin Wall collapsed, the cinema of the German Democratic Republic-to the extent it was considered at all-was widely regarded as a footnote to European film history, with little of enduring value. Since then, interest in East German cinema has exploded, inspiring innumerable festivals, books, and exhibits on the GDR's rich and varied filmic output. In Re-Imagining DEFA, leading international experts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Re-imagining DEFA.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2016
(DLC) 2016021754
(OCoLC)954134026
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Seán Allan; Sebastian Heiduschke
ISBN: 9781785331060 178533106X
OCLC Number: 966429562
Description: 1 online resource (x,366 pages)
Contents: RE-IMAGINING DEFA; RE-IMAGINING DEFA --
EAST GERMAN CINEMA IN ITS NATIONAL AND TRANSNATIONAL CONTEXTS --
Edited by Seán Allan and Sebastian Heiduschke; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; INTRODUCTION --
Re-imagining East German Cinema --
Seán Allan and Sebastian Heiduschke; PART I --
INSTITUTIONS AND IDEOLOGY; CHAPTER 1 --
The State-Owned Cinema Industry and Its Audience --
Rosemary Stott; CHAPTER 2 --
History and Subjectivity --
The Evolution of DEFA Film Music --
Larson Powell CHAPTER 3 --
'Fatal Attractions' --
Modernist Set Design and the East-West Divide in DEFA Films of the 1950s and early 1960s --
Annette DorgerlohPART II --
NATIONAL AND TRANSNATIONAL CONTEXTS; CHAPTER 4 --
DEFA and the Legacy of 'Film Europe' --
Prestige, Institutional Exchange and Film Co-Productions --
Mariana Ivanova; CHAPTER 5 --
Betting on Entertainment --
The Cold War Scandal of Spielbank-Affäre [Casino Affair, 1957] --
Stefan Soldovieri; CHAPTER 6 --
'Operación Silencio' --
Studio H&S's Chile Cycle as Latin American Third Cinema --
Dennis Hanlon CHAPTER 7 Deconstructing Orientalism --
DEFA's Fictions of East Asia --
Qinna ShenCHAPTER 8 --
Transnational Stardom --
DEFA's Management of Dean Reed --
Seán Allan; PART III --
GENRE AND POPULAR CINEMA; CHAPTER 9 --
Walter Felsenstein and the DEFA Opera Film --
Sabine Hake; CHAPTER 10 --
Dreams of 'Cosmic Culture' in Der schweigende Stern [The Silent Star, 1960] --
Sonja Fritzsche; CHAPTER 11 --
The DEFA Indianerfilm --
Narrating the Postcolonial through Gojko Mitic --
Evan Torner; CHAPTER 12 --
Defining Socialist Children's Films, Defining Socialist Childhoods --
Benita Blessing; PART IV --
DEFA'S LEGACY CHAPTER 13 --
DEFA's Last Gasp --
Ruins, Melancholy and the End of East German Filmmaking --
Nick HodginCHAPTER 14 --
DEFA's Antifascist Myth Revisited KLK an PTX --
Die Rote Kapelle [KLK calling PTX --
The Red Orchestra, 1971] --
Sebastian Heiduschke; CHAPTER 15 --
DEFA's Afterimages --
Looking back at the East from the West in Das Leben der Anderen [The Lives of Others, 2006] and Barbara (2012) --
Daniela Berghahn; Select Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: edited by Sean Allan and Sebastian Heiduschke.

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