A Critical History of German Film (Studies in German by Stephen Brockmann

By Stephen Brockmann

A heritage of German movie facing person motion pictures as artistic endeavors has lengthy been wanted. present histories are likely to deal with cinema as an monetary instead of a classy phenomenon; past surveys that do interact with person motion pictures don't contain movies of modern a long time. This ebook treats consultant motion pictures from the beginnings of German movie to the current. delivering old context via an advent and interchapters previous the remedies of every era's movies, the amount is acceptable for semester- or year-long survey classes and for somebody with an curiosity in German cinema.BR> the movies: the coed of Prague - the cupboard of Dr. Caligari - The final chortle - city - The Blue Angel - M - Triumph of the desire - the good Love - The Murderers are between Us - solar Seekers - hint of Stones - The Legend of Paul and Paula - Solo Sunny - The Bridge - younger T?¶rless - Aguirre, The Wrath of God - Germany in Autumn - the wedding of Maria Braun - The Tin Drum - Marianne and Juliane - Wings of wish - possibly, might be no longer - Rossini - Run Lola Run - strong Bye Lenin! - Head On - The Lives of Others

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Certainly Der Student von Prag is, among other things, a demonstration of film’s considerable technical possibilities, even at this early stage of film history: it is possible to make mirror images appear or disappear in a movie. The film’s star Paul Wegener noted three years after the making of Der Student von Prag: “When I made my first movie three years ago, I did it because I believed I had an idea that could not be carried out in any other art form. I recalled trick photographs where a man played cards with himself or a student crossed swords with himself.

Murnau, Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Fritz Lang — and of German film stars like Emil Jannings and Marlene Dietrich became internationally known and recognized during this period. Many of them, such as Lubitsch, Lang, and Dietrich, ultimately wound up in Hollywood, either before or soon after the Nazi ascension to power put an end to the Weimar Republic in January of 1933. Weimar classics like Murnau’s Nosferatu or Lang’s Metropolis continue to have an impact on world cinema today, and Weimar Expressionism and the Weimar detective film ultimately mutated in the United States into film noir in the 1940s and 1950s, often under the leadership of directors who had gotten their start in Germany in the 1920s: people like Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, or Robert Siodmak.

Its illustrious relations are Goethe, Chamisso, Amadeus Hoffmann and Oscar Wilde. . ”24 One way of looking at a film like Der Student von Prag is to analyze it as a reflection of the national psyche, as pioneering film theorist Siegfried Kracauer did in From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film (1947), his classic study of German cinema from its beginnings through the start of the Nazi period. Kracauer wrote the book in exile in 23 Originally cited in Hätte ich das Kino!

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