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Visconti and the German Dream : Romanticism, Wagner and the Nazi Catastrophe in Film.

Author: David Huckvale
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Luchino Visconti's trilogy of films Ludwig, Death in Venice and The Damned explore the complex relationship between the themes and ideals of German Romanticism and their impact on the catastrophe of the Third Reich. The personality and works of Richard Wagner to a large extent epitomize German Romanticism as a whole, while the writings of Thomas Mann and Friedrich Nietzsche provide the greatest critique of this dark  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Luchino Visconti; Luchino Visconti
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Huckvale
ISBN: 9780786492756 0786492759
OCLC Number: 806205217
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Introduction. Visconti; 1. Wagner in Italy; 2. Ludwig, Wagner and Hitler; First Intermission. The Birth of Hitler from the Spirit of Virtuosity; 3. Mann's "Death in Venice"; Second Intermission. Pan, Paganism and Arcadia; 4. Visconti's Death in Venice; 5. Götterdämmerung; Third Intermission. The Cinema of the Future; 6. The Damned; 7. Alternative Visions; Epilogue. The Film Music of the Future; Select Filmography; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Abstract:

Luchino Visconti's trilogy of films Ludwig, Death in Venice and The Damned explore the complex relationship between the themes and ideals of German Romanticism and their impact on the catastrophe of the Third Reich. The personality and works of Richard Wagner to a large extent epitomize German Romanticism as a whole, while the writings of Thomas Mann and Friedrich Nietzsche provide the greatest critique of this dark and troubled but sublime and emotionally overwhelming culture. Along with contrasting approaches to this subject by other filmmakers such as Hans-Jurgen Syberberg, Ken Russell and.
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