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Sternberg and Dietrich : the phenomenology of spectacle

Author: James Phillips
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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James Phillips's Sternberg and Dietrich: The Phenomenology of Spectacle reappraises the cinematic collaboration between the Austrian-American filmmaker Josef von Sternberg (1894-1969) and the German-American actor Marlene Dietrich (1901-92). Considered by his contemporaries one of the most significant directors of interwar Hollywood, Sternberg made seven films with Dietrich that helped establish her as a style icon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Phillips, James, 1970-
Sternberg and Dietrich.
New York City : Oxford University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018021766
Named Person: Josef Von Sternberg; Marlene Dietrich; Marlene Dietrich; Josef Von Sternberg
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Phillips
ISBN: 9780190915247 0190915242
OCLC Number: 1035251892
Description: 125 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Dietrich's face and the talking picture --
Shanghai express: making room for faith in appearances --
Blonde Venus: a sale of two bodies --
The scarlet empress: history as farce --
The devil is a woman: against the off-screen --
Conclusion: towards an ethics of the moving image.
Responsibility: James Phillips.

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Sternberg and Dietrich: The Phenomenology of Spectacle explores the philosophical questions broached by the films Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich made together at Paramount in the early  Read more...

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