Berlin School Glossary: An ABC of the New Wave in German Cinema

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Roger F. Cook, Lutz Peter Koepnick, Kristin Leigh Kopp, Brad Prager
Intellect, 2013 - Performing Arts - 291 pages
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Berlin School Glossary is the first major publication to mark the increasing international importance of a group of contemporary German and Austrian filmmakers initially known by the name the Berlin School: Christian Petzold, Thomas Arslan, Christoph Hochhäusler, Jessica Hausner, and others. The study elaborates on the innovative strategies and formal techniques that distinguish these films, specifically questions of movement, space, spectatorship, representation, desire, location, and narrative. Abandoning the usual format of essay-length analyses of individual films and directors, the volume is organized as an actual glossary with entries such as bad sex, cars, the cut, endings, familiar places, forests, ghosts, hotels, interiority, landscapes, siblings, surveillance, swimming pools, and wind. This unique format combined with an informative introduction will be essential to scholars and fans of the German New Wave

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Roger Cook is professor of German studies and director of the Film Studies Program at the University of Missouri at Columbia. Lutz Koepnick is professor of German film and media studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Kristin Kopp is associate professor of German studies at the University of Missouri, where Brad Prager is also associate professor of German studies and a member of the Film Studies Program.

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