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Weimar cinema and after : Germany's historical imaginary

Weimar cinema and after : Germany's historical imaginary

Author: Thomas Elsaesser
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Series: Film studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
German cinema of the 1920s is still regarded as one of the 'golden ages' of world cinema. Films such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Dr. Mabuse the Gambler, Nosferatu, Metropolis, Pandora's Box and The Blue Angel have long been canonised as classics, but they are also among the key films defining Germany as a nation uneasy with itself. The work of directors like Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau and G.W. Pabst - having  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Elsaesser
ISBN: 0415012341 9780415012348 041501235X 9780415012355 9781135078522 1135078521
OCLC Number: 43296638
Awards: Society for Cinema and Media Studies Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award, 2001.
Description: viii, 472 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
PART I. HAUNTED SCREENS: CALIGARI'S CABINETS AND A GERMAN STUDIO SYSTEM. Introduction: Weimar cinema's impersonations --
Expressionist film or Weimar cinema? With Siegfried Kracauer and Lotte Eisner (once more) to the movies --
Caligari's family: Expressionism, frame tales and master-narratives --
Erich Pommer, 'Die UFA', and Germany's bid for a studio system. --
PART II. IN THE REALM OF THE LOOK: LANG, LUBITSCH, MURNAU AND PABST. Fritz Lang's traps for the mind and eye: Dr Mabuse the gambler and other disguise artists --
The old and the new regime of the gaze: Ernst Lubitsch and Madame Dubarry --
Nosferatu, Tartuffe and Faust: secret affinities in Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau --
Lulu and the meter man: Louise Brooks, G.W. Pabst and Pandora's box. --
PART III. TRANSPARENT DUPLICITIES: COMEDY, OPERA, OPERETTA. Hallo Caesar!: Reinhold Schünzel, a German Chaplin? --
Transparent duplicities: Pabst's The Threepenny opera --
It's the end of the song: Walter Reisch, operetta and the double negative. --
PART IV. AFTER WEIMAR: AVANT-GARDE AND MODERNISATION, EMIGRATION AND FILM NOIR. To be or not to be: extra-territorial in Vienna-Berlin-Hollywood --
Lifestyle propaganda: modernity and modernisation in early thirties films --
Caligari's legacy? Film noir as film history's German imaginary. --
Bibliography --
Index of films --
General index.
Series Title: Film studies.
Responsibility: Thomas Elsaesser.
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Offers a fresh perspective on this most 'national' of national cinemas, re-evaluating the arguments which view genres and movements as typically German contributions to twentieth century visual  Read more...


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