The Haunted Screen: Expressionism in the German Cinema and the Influence of Max Reinhardt / Edition 2

The Haunted Screen: Expressionism in the German Cinema and the Influence of Max Reinhardt / Edition 2

by Lotte H. Eisner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520257901

ISBN-13: 9780520257900

Pub. Date: 09/29/2008

Publisher: University of California Press


The golden age of German cinema began at the end of the First World War and ended shortly after the coming of sound. From The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari onwards the principal films of this period were characterized by two influences: literary Expressionism and the innovations of the theater directors of this period, in particular Max Reinhardt. This book

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The golden age of German cinema began at the end of the First World War and ended shortly after the coming of sound. From The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari onwards the principal films of this period were characterized by two influences: literary Expressionism and the innovations of the theater directors of this period, in particular Max Reinhardt. This book demonstrates the connection between German Romanticism and the cinema through Expressionist writings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520257900
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/29/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the English language edition

1. The Predisposition towards Expressionism
2. The Beginnings of the Expressionist Film
3. The Spell of Light: the Influence of Max Reinhardt
4. Lubitsch and the Costume Film
5. The Stylized Fantastic
6. The Symphonies of Horror
7. 'Decorative' Expressionism
8. The World of Shadows and Mirrors
9. Studio Architecture and Landscape
10. The Expressionist Debut of a 'Realistic' Director
11. Kammerspielfilm and Stimmung
12. Murnau and the Kammerspielfilm
13. The Handling of Crowds
14. The Fritz Lang Thriller
15. Tragedies of the Street
16. The Evolution of the Costume Film
17. The Eye of the Camera in E. A. Dupont
18. The Climax of the Chiaroscuro
19. Pabst and the Miracle of Louise Brooks
20. The Decline of the German Film

Appendix: The Dreigroschenoper Lawsuit
Principal Works Mentioned in the Text
Selective Filmography, 1913-33

Index
Sources of Illustration

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