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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, ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012024593
Named Person: Luchino Visconti
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Huckvale
ISBN: 0786492759 9780786492756
OCLC Number: 805830477
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 224 p.) ill.
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.

Abstract:

"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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