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Cultural history through a National Socialist lens : essays on the cinema of the Third Reich

Author: Robert C Reimer
Publisher: Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2000.
Series: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
This text provides an analysis of 20 films from Nazi Germany, reflecting all the major genres and representing a sample of the directors of the time. It offers a view of their objectives.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Reimer
ISBN: 1571131647 9781571131645 1571131345 9781571131348
OCLC Number: 43186070
Notes: Some essays based on a seminar course entitled "Cinema in the Third Reich" offered by David Bathrick at Cornell University in the summer of 1996.
Description: xvi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Modernity writ German: state of the art as art of the Nazi state / David Bathrick --
Reflections of Weimar cinema in the Nazi propaganda films SA-Mann Brand, Hitlerjunge Quex, and Hans Westmar / Heidi Faletti --
Luis Trenker: a rebel in the Third Reich? Der Rebell, Der verlorene Sohn, and Der Kaiser von Kalifornien, Condottieri, and Der Feuerteufel / Franz A. Birgel --
The director and the diva: the film musicals of Detlef Sierck and Zarah Leander: Zu neuen Ufern and La Habanera / Thomas R. Nadar --
Fear of flying: education to manhood in Nazi film comedies: Glückskinder and Quax, der Bruchpilot / Cary Nathenson --
Far away, so close: Carl Froelich's Heimat / Florentine Strzelczyk --
A cinematic construction of Nazi anti-semitism: the documentary Der ewige Jude / Joan Clinefelter --
Escaping home: Leni Riefenstahl's visual poetry in Tiefland / Roger Russi --
Literary Nazis? Adapting nineteenth-century German novellas for the screen: Der Schimmelreiter, Kleider machen Leute, and Immensee / Richard J. Rundell --
The spectacle of war in Die grosse Liebe / Mary-Elizabeth O'Brien --
Turning inward: an analysis of Helmut Käutner's Auf Wiedersehen, Franziska; Romanze in Moll; Unter den Brücken / Robert C. Reimer --
Working for the man, whoever that may be: the vocation of Wolfgang Liebeneiner / John E. Davidson.
Series Title: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Robert C. Reimer.


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