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Visconti and the German dream : Romanticism, Wagner and the Nazi catastrophe in film

Author: David Huckvale
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the complex relationship between themes and ideals of German Romanticism; their impact on the Third Reich catastrophe; how the German Romantic movement led to Nazism, and contrasts the ways in which filmmakers have presented this continuum. Works discussed are Richard Wagner, Thomas Mann, Friedrich Nietzsche, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, Ken Russell, Tony Palmer and others"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Luchino Visconti; Luchino Visconti; Richard Wagner; Luchino Visconti
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Huckvale
ISBN: 9780786470303 0786470305
OCLC Number: 791643173
Description: vii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Visconti --
Wagner in Italy --
Ludwig, Wagner and Hitler --
First intermission-the birth of Hitler from the spirit of music --
Mann's "Death in Venice" --
Second intermission-Pan, paganism and Arcadia --
Visconti's Death in Venice --
Gotterdammerung --
Third intermission-the cinema of the future --
The damned --
Alternative visions --
Epilogue: the film music of the future.
Responsibility: David Huckvale.

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"This book explores the complex relationship between themes and ideals of German Romanticism; their impact on the Third Reich catastrophe; how the German Romantic movement led to Nazism, and contrasts the ways in which filmmakers have presented this continuum. Works discussed are Richard Wagner, Thomas Mann, Friedrich Nietzsche, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, Ken Russell, Tony Palmer and others"--Provided by publisher.

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