German Essays on Film

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Richard McCormick, Alison Guenther-Pal
A&C Black, Apr 20, 2004 - Performing Arts - 321 pages
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This fascinating volume is for all serious students of European cinema as well as historians of Germany in the 20th century. "German Essays on Film" is divided into five parts: Late Wilhelmine Germany; Weimar Republic (1918-33); Inside the "Third Reich" (1933-45); Intellectuals in Exile; and Postwar Germany: since 1945. Among the writers, thinkers, filmmakers, and scholars anthologized are: Alfred D blin, Georg Luk cs, Claire Goll, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Fritz Lang, F. W. Murnau, Joseph Goebbels, Leni Riefenstahl, Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Siegfried Kracauer, R. W. Fassbinder, Wim Wenders, Gertrud Koch, and many others. The introduction by McCormick and Guenther-Pal along with generous headnotes help to put all these essays into historic perspective.
 

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Contents

Thoughts on an Aesthetics of Cinema
11
MALWINE RENNERT
24
WEIMAR REPUBLIC 191833
48
American Cinema
50
CARL EINSTEIN
57
f w MURNAU
66
SIEGFRIED KRACAUER
99
BERTOLT BRECHT
111
1945 TO THE PRESENT
195
ALEXANDER KLUGE
203
HELKE SANDER
215
KONRAD WOLF
222
RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER
229
THE MANIFESTO OF THE WOMEN FILM WORKERS
235
WOLFGANG KOHLHAASE
242
Critics Scholars and Theorists
251

RUDOLF ARNHEIM
133
NAZI GERMANY 193345AND THOSE WHO FLED
153
May the Strength and Beauty of Youth Have
159
HELMUT KAUTNER
167
SIEGFRIED KRACAUER
180
LOTTE H EISNER
189
Transparencies on Film
267
Translated by Thomas Y Lev
275
Melodrama and Social Drama in the Early German Cinema
291
The Indivisible Legacy of Nazi Cinema
307
Primary Sources
315
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Richard W. McCormick is Director, Honors-College of Liberal Arts and Professor of German at the University of Minnesota.

Alison Guenther-Pal teaches at the University of Minnesota in the Department of German, Scandanavian and Dutch.