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Continental strangers : German exile cinema, 1933-1951

Author: Gerd Gemünden
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2014]
Series: Film and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hundreds of German-speaking film professionals took refuge in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s, making a lasting contribution to American cinema. Hailing from Austria, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and the Ukraine, as well as Germany, and including Ernst Lubitsch, Fred Zinnemann, Billy Wilder, and Fritz Lang, these multicultural, multilingual writers and directors betrayed distinct cultural sensibilities in their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerd Gemünden
ISBN: 9780231166782 0231166788 9780231166799 0231166796 0231536526 9780231536523
OCLC Number: 842884061
Description: ix, 276 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1. Parallel modernities --
A history of horror --
Tales of urgency and authenticity --
Part 2. Hitler in Hollywood --
Performing resistance, resisting performance --
History as propaganda and parable --
Part 3. You can't go home again --
Out of the past --
The failure of atonement --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Film and culture.
Responsibility: Gerd Gemünden.

Abstract:

Hundreds of German-speaking film professionals took refuge in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s, making a lasting contribution to American cinema. Hailing from Austria, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and the Ukraine, as well as Germany, and including Ernst Lubitsch, Fred Zinnemann, Billy Wilder, and Fritz Lang, these multicultural, multilingual writers and directors betrayed distinct cultural sensibilities in their art. Gerd Gemünden focuses on Edgar G. Ulmer's The Black Cat (1934), William Dieterle's The Life of Emile Zola (1937), Ernst Lubitsch's To Be or Not to Be (1942), Bertolt Brecht and Fritz Lang's Hangmen Also Die (1943), Fred Zinnemann's Act of Violence (1948), and Peter Lorre's Der Verlorene (1951), engaging with issues of realism, auteurism, and genre while tracing the relationship between film and history, Hollywood politics and censorship, and exile and (re)migration.--

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Deftly, Gerd Gemunden combines perceptive close readings of select films with sharp archival investigation to show how some key movies of classical Hollywood came-in often fraught manner-to engage Read more...

 
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