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The Gorgon's Gaze: German Cinema, Expressionism, and the Image of Horror (Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science)

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Publisher Comments:

This interdisciplinary study of recurrent themes in German cinema as it has developed since the early twentieth century focuses on pertinent films of the pre- and post-World War II eras. The author explores the nature of expressionism, which is generally agreed to have ended with the advent of sound, and its persistence in the styles of such modern masters of film noir as Orson Welles and Ingmar Bergman. In considering the possibility of homologies between the necessary silence of pre-sound cinema and the widespread modernist aspiration to an aesthetic of silence, Coates relates theories of the sublime, the uncanny, and the monstrous to his subject. He also reflects upon problems of representability and the morality of representation of events that took place during the Nazi era.

Synopsis:

The Gorgon's Gaze is an interdisciplinary study of recurrent themes in German cinema as it has developed since the early twentieth century.

Synopsis:

The Gorgon's Gaze is an interdisciplinary study of recurrent themes in German cinema as it has developed since the early twentieth century.

Description:

Filmography: p. 274-279. Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-273) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: the uncanny and the gorgon's gaze; 1. Silent cinema and expressionism; 2. The sleep of reason: monstrosity and disavowal; 3. Memory and repression in recent German cinema; 4. Expressionism in America; 5. Elective affinities and family resemblances: for Margarethe von Trotta; Appendixes; Notes; Selected bibliography; Filmography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521384094
Editor:
Rothman, William
Editor:
Andrew, Dudley
Editor:
Rothman, William
Editor:
Andrew, Dudley
Author:
Rothman, William
Author:
Coates, Paul
Author:
Andrew, Dudley
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Film noir
Subject:
Expressionism
Subject:
Monsters in motion pictures
Subject:
Motion pictures -- Germany -- History.
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Motion pictures--Germany--History Motion pict
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science
Series Volume:
101-259
Publication Date:
19910431
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
1.36 in.

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