German Cinema Book

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780851709468
  • Publisher: BFI Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.83 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Popular Cinema 13
Introduction 15
1 Evergreens: The Heimat Genre 18
2 German Film Comedy 29
3 Extraterritorial Fantasies: Edgar Wallace and the German Crime Film 39
4 Queer Traditions in German Cinema 48
Pt. 2 Stars 57
Introduction 59
5 Siegfried - A German Film Star Performing the Nation in Lang's Nibelungen Film 63
6 Marlene Dietrich - The Prodigal Daughter 71
7 Heinz Ruhmann - The Archetypal German 81
8 Armin Mueller-Stahl - From East Germany to the West Coast 90
9 German Stars of the 1990s 98
Pt. 3 Institutions and Cultural Contexts 107
Introduction 109
10 The Origins of Film Exhibition in Germany 112
11 Early Cinema and its Audiences 121
12 A History of Ufa 129
13 DEFA - State, Studio, Style, Identity 139
14 State Legislation, Censorship and Funding 148
Pt. 4 Cultural Politics 159
Introduction 161
15 Political Cinema as Oppositional Practice: Weimar and Beyond 165
16 Film Policy in the Third Reich 173
17 New German Cinema and History: The Case of Alexander Kluge 182
18 Women Film-Makers, the Avant-Garde and the Case of Ulrike Ottinger 192
19 The Autorenfilm in Contemporary German Cinema 202
Pt. 5 Transnational Connections 211
Introduction 213
20 Transatlantic Careers: Ernst Lubitsch and Fritz Lang 217
21 Hollywood in Germany/Germany in Hollywood 227
22 In the Wilds of the German Imaginary: African Vistas 238
23 Beyond Paternalism: Turkish German Traffic in Cinema 248
Select Bibliography and Resources 257
Index 277
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