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Weimar cinema : an essential guide to classic films of the era

Author: Noah William Isenberg
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009.
Series: Film and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taken as a whole, the sixteen remarkable films discussed in this provocative new volume of essays represent the brilliant creativity that flourished in the name of German cinema between the wars. Encompassing early gangster pictures and science fiction, avant-garde and fantasy films, sexual intrigues and love stories, the classics of silent cinema and Germany's first talkies, each chapter illuminates, among other  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Weimar cinema.
New York : Columbia University Press, c2009
(DLC) 2008029682
(OCoLC)226360231
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Noah William Isenberg
ISBN: 0231503857 9780231503853
OCLC Number: 1097307862
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (viii, 360 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Suggestion, hypnosis, and crime : Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) / Stefan Andriopoulos --
Of monsters and magicians : Paul Wegener's The golem : how he came into the world (1920) / Noah Isenberg --
Movies, money, and mystique : Joe May's early Weimar blockbuster, The Indian tomb (1921) / Christian Rogowski --
No end to Nosferatu (1922) / Thomas Elsaesser --
Fritz Lang's Dr. Mabuse, the gambler (1922) : grand enunciator of the Weimar era / Tom Gunning --
Who gets the last laugh? : old age and generational change in F.W. Murnau's The last laugh (1924) / Sabine Hake --
Inflation and devaluation : gender, space, and economics in G.W. Pabst's The joyless street (1925) / Sara F. Hall --
Tradition as intellectual montage : F.W. Murnau's Faust (1926) / Matt Erlin --
Metropolis (1927) : city, cinema, modernity / Anton Kaes --
Berlin, symphony of a great city (1927) : city, image, sound / Nora M. Alter --
Surface sheen and charged bodies : Louise Brooks as Lulu in Pandora's box (1929) / Margaret McCarthy --
The bearable lightness of being : People on Sunday (1930) / Lutz Koepnick --
National cinemas/international film culture : The blue Angel (1930) in multiple language versions / Patrice Petro --
Coming out of the uniform : political and sexual emancipation in Leontine Sagan's Mädchen in uniform (1931) / Richard W. McCormick --
Fritz Lang's M (1931) : an open case / Todd Herzog --
Whose revolution? The subject of Kuhle Wampe (1932) / Marc Silberman.
Series Title: Film and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Noah Isenberg.

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Taken as a whole, the sixteen remarkable films discussed in this provocative new volume of essays represent the brilliant creativity that flourished in the name of German cinema between the wars. Encompassing early gangster pictures and science fiction, avant-garde and fantasy films, sexual intrigues and love stories, the classics of silent cinema and Germany's first talkies, each chapter illuminates, among other things: the technological advancements of a given film, its detailed production history, its critical reception over time, and the place it occupies within the larger history.

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Weimar Cinema is the volume on this fascinating era of international film history. -- Gerd Gemunden Bookforum A super collection of essays about sixteen dynamite flicks. 944 Los Angeles This superb Read more...

 
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