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From Caligari to Hitler a psychological history of the German film

Author: Siegfried Kracauer; Leonardo Quaresima
Publisher: Princeton Princeton University Press 2019
Series: Princeton classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First Princeton classics editionView all editions and formats
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An essential work of the cinematic history of the Weimar Republic by a leading figure of film criticismFirst published in 1947, From Caligari to Hitler remains an undisputed landmark study of the rich cinematic history of the Weimar Republic. Prominent film critic Siegfried Kracauer examines German society from 1921 to 1933, in light of such movies as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, M, Metropolis, and The Blue Angel.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Kracauer, Siegfried, 1889-1966
From Caligari to Hitler
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1051135052
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Siegfried Kracauer; Leonardo Quaresima
ISBN: 9780691192086 0691192081
OCLC Number: 1132223595
Notes: Reprint of the revised and expanded edition, 2004
Description: 1 online resource (lii, 348 pages) illustrations
Contents: The archaic period (1895-1918). Peace and war ; Forebodings ; Genesis of Ufa --
The postwar period (1918-1924). The shock of freedom ; Caligari ; Procession of tyrants ; Destiny ; Mute chaos ; Crucial dilemma ; From rebellion to submission --
The stabilized period (1924-1929). Decline ; Frozen ground ; The prostitute and the adolescent ; The new realism ; Montage ; Brief reveille --
The pre-Hitler Period (1930-1933). Songs and illusions ; Murderer among us ; Timid heresies ; For a better world ; National epic --
Supplement : propaganda and the Nazi war film. Nazi views and measures ; Film devices ; The swastika world ; Screen dramaturgy ; Conflict with reality
Series Title: Princeton classics.
Responsibility: by Siegfried Kracauer ; edited and introduced by Leonardo Quaresima
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An essential work of the cinematic history of the Weimar Republic by a leading figure of film criticismFirst published in 1947, From Caligari to Hitler remains an undisputed landmark study of the rich cinematic history of the Weimar Republic. Prominent film critic Siegfried Kracauer examines German society from 1921 to 1933, in light of such movies as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, M, Metropolis, and The Blue Angel. He explores the connections among film aesthetics, the prevailing psychological state of Germans in the Weimar era, and the evolving social and political reality of the time. Kracauer makes a startling (and still controversial) claim: films as popular art provide insight into the unconscious motivations and fantasies of a nation.With a critical introduction by Leonardo Quaresima which provides context for Kracauer's scholarship and his contributions to film studies, this Princeton Classics edition makes an influential work available to new generations of cinema enthusiasts

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"The thesis of this unusually interesting book is that the German films of the twenties were filled with premonitions of the German totalitarianism of the thirties."-Nation "One of the great works of Read more...

 
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