Fassbinder's Germany: History, Identity, Subject
Rainer Werner Fassbinder is one of the most prominent and important authors of post-war European cinema. Thomas Elsaesser is the first to write a thoroughly analytical study of his work. He stresses the importance of a closer understanding of Fassbinder's career through a re-reading of his films as textual entities. Approaching the work from different thematic and analytical perspectives, Elsaesser offers both an overview and a number of detailed readings of crucial films, while also providing a European context for Fassbinder's own coming to terms with fascism.
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Review: Fassbinder's Germany: History, Identity, SubjectUser Review - Danny - Goodreads
You can't help but be fascinated by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Be it as a person, a character, a filmmaker, a critic or an artist, there are so many aspects of him that you will never run out of ... Read full review
Review: Fassbinder's Germany: History, Identity, SubjectUser Review - Tom von Logue Newth - Goodreads
Elsaesser can talk the academic talk pants off most people, both historically and in cinema theory. He goes deeper into the former than I can comment on other than to say it is fascinating. On the ... Read full review