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The German Cinema Book (BFI Modern Classics)
Synopses & Reviews
The German Cinema Book brings together film specialists from Europe and the United States to explore German film history from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first centuries. This comprehensive collection reevaluates traditional areas of interest in German cinema (such as Weimar cinema, Nazi pro-paganda, New German Cinema) and complements this with a fresh look at hitherto neglected aspects, including early cinema, the cinema of the GDR, popular genre traditions, questions of national cinema and identity, and German film's transnational connections to Hollywood, as well as to exile and migrant cinemas. Corresponding to wider shifts in critical debates, the book places particular emphasis on genres and stars in the wider context of state and industry at home and abroad.
The collection comprises five thematic sections:
Institutional and Cultural Frameworks
Each section follows an internal chronological order enabling the reader to perceive the continuities of German cinema across different decades. They are accompanied by a substantial bibliography and resources section detailing print and online sources for films and related materials.
Broad-ranging and accessible, The German Cinema Book will appeal to a wide variety of readers, from students and scholars of German Studies, Film and Cultural Studies to the dedicated film enthusiast.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -276) and index.
This work brings together film specialists from Europe and the United States to explore German film history from the late 19th to the early 21st century. It re-evaluates traditional areas of interest in German cinema, and looks at neglected aspects, including early cinema.
About the Author
Tim Bergfelder is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Southampton. Erica Carter is Reader in German Studies at the University of Warwick. Deniz Göktürk is Reader in German and Film Studies at the University of Southampton, and Assistant Professor in German at the University of California, Berkeley.
Table of Contents
Evergreens : the Heimat genre / Johannes von Moltke — German film comedy / Jan-Christopher Horak — Extraterritorial fantasies : Edgar Wallace and the German crime film / Tim Bergfelder — Queer traditions in German cinema / Robert Kiss — Siegfried - a German film star performing the nation in Lang's Nibelungen film / Anton Kaes — Marlene Dietrich - the prodigal daughter / Erica Carter — Heinz Rèuhmann - the archetypal German / Stephen Lowry — Armin Mueller-Stahl - from East Germany to the West Coast / Claudi Fellmer — German stars of the 1990s / Malte Hagener — The origins of film exhibition in Germany / Joseph Garncarz — Early cinema and its audiences / Frank Kessler and Eva Warth — A history of Ufa / Hans-Michael Bock and Michael Tèoteberg — DEFA - state, studio, style, identity / Horst Claus — State legislation, censorship and funding / Martin Loiperdinger — Political cinema as oppositional practice : Weimar and beyond / Marc Silberman — Film policy in the Third Reich / Julian Petley — New German cinema and history : the case of Alexander Kluge / Thomas Elsaesser — Women film-makers, the avant-garde and the case of Ulrike Ottinger / Ulrike Sieglohr — The Autorenfilm in contemporary German cinema / Ian Garwood — Transatlantic careers : Ernst Lubitsch and Fritz Lang / Sabine Hake — Hollywood in Germany/Germany in Hollywood / Peter Krèamer — In the wilds of the German imaginary : African vistas / Marie-Hâeláene Gutberlet — Beyond paternalism : Turkish German traffic in cinema / Deniz Gèoktèurk.
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