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A critical history of German film

Author: Stephen Brockmann
Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : Camden House, [2016] ©2016
Series: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A historical survey of German films as works of art from the beginnings to the present, suitable for classroom use.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Brockmann
ISBN: 9781571134684 1571134689
OCLC Number: 1066115409
Notes: "First published 2001 by Camden House. Transferred to digital printing 2016."--Title page verso.
Description: x, 522 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Critical Film History and German StudiesEarly German Film History 1895-1918: Historical OverviewDer Student von Prag (1913) and Learning to LookWeimar Cinema 1919-1933: Historical OverviewDas Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920) or Film as HypnosisDer letzte Mann (1924) or Learning to MoveMetropolis (1927) or Technology and SexDer blaue Engel (1927) and Learning to TalkM (1931) or Sound and TerrorNazi Cinema 1933-1945: Historical OverviewTriumph des Willens: (1935): Documentary and PropagandaDie grosse Liebe (1942) or Love and WarGerman Cinema at the Zero Hour 1945-1949: Historical OverviewDie Moerder sind unter uns: (1946): The Rubble FilmPostwar East German Cinema 1949-1989: Historical OverviewSonnensucher (1958) or Searching for the Socialist SunSpur der Steine (1966) or Traces of RepressionDie Legende von Paul und Paula (1966) or East Germany in the '70sSolo Sunny (1980) or Even Socialism Can't Stave Off LonelinessPostwar West German Cinema 1949-1989: Historical OverviewDie Brucke (1959): Film and WarDer junge Toerless (1966) or Recapturing TraditionAguirre, der Zorn Gottes (1972): Film and the SublimeDeutschland im Herbst (1978) or Film and PoliticsDie Ehe der Maria Braun (1979) or West Germany RebuildsDie Blechtrommel (1979) or Coming to Terms with the Nazi PastDie bleierne Zeit (1981): Film and TerrorismDer Himmel uber Berlin (1987): Berlin, City of AngelsGerman Film after Reunification 1990-2010: Historical OverviewDer bewegte Mann (1994) or West German Self-AbsorptionRossini (1994) or West German Self-Absorption CriticizedLola rennt (1998) or Cool GermaniaGood Bye Lenin! (2003) or Farewell to the Socialist MotherlandGegen die Wand (2004) or Germany Goes MulticulturalDas Leben der anderen (2006) or the Power of ArtIndex
Series Title: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Responsibility: Stephen Brockmann.


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