Destination London: German-Speaking Emigrés and British Cinema, 1925-1950

Destination London: German-Speaking Emigrés and British Cinema, 1925-1950


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ISBN-13: 9780857458032
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Series: Film Europa , #6
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Christian Cargnelli is a film historian based in Vienna and teaches film history at the University of Vienna. He holds a PhD in Film Studies from the University of Southampton and has published widely on film exile and exile film. His co-edited volumes include Aufbruch ins Ungewisse: terreichische Filmschaffende in der Emigration vor 1945 (1993), Schatten. Exil: Europäiche Emigranten im Film Noir (1997), and Carl Mayer, Scenar[t]ist (2003). He is the editor of Gustav Machaty - Ein Filmregisseur zwischen Prag und Hollywood (2005).

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction: German-speaking Emigrés and British Cinema, 1925–50: Cultural Exchange, Exile and the Boundaries of National Cinema

Tim Bergfelder

Chapter 2. Life Is a Variety Theatre: E.A. Dupont’s Career in German and British Cinema

Tim Bergfelder

Chapter 3. Geza von Bolvary, Arnold Ridley and ‘Film Europe’

Lawrence Napper

Chapter 4. Inside the Robots’ Castle: Ufa’s English-language Versions in the Early 1930s

Chris Wahl

Chapter 5. Flamboyant Realism: Werner Brandes and British International Pictures in the Late 1920s

Kelly Robinson

Chapter 6. Famously Unknown: Günther Krampf’s Work as Cinematographer in British Films

Michael Omasta

Chapter 7. ‘German, or still more horrible thought, Russian – at any rate, it is un-English!’ A Wide Shot of Exile, Emigré and Itinerant Activity in the British Film Industry in the 1930s

Amy Sargeant

Chapter 8. Extending Frames and Exploring Spaces: Alfred Junge, Set Design and Genre in British Cinema

Sarah Street

Chapter 9. Lost in Siberia: Ernö Metzner in Britain Laurie

N. Ede

Chapter 10. ‘Be kvite kviet, everybody, please!’: Paul L. Stein and British Cinema

Christian Cargnelli

Chapter 11. Allegories of Displacement: Conrad Veidt’s British Films

Gerd Gemünden

Chapter 12. Anton Walbrook: The Continental Consort

Michael Williams

Chapter 13. From ‘Alien Person’ to ‘Darling Lilli’: Lilli Palmer’s Roles in British Cinema

Barbara Ziereis

Chapter 14. ‘You call us “Germans”, you call us “brothers” – but we are not your brothers!’: British Anti-Nazi Films and German speaking Emigrés

Tobias Hochscherf

Chapter 15. Carl Mayer: Years of Exile in London

Brigitte Mayr

Chapter 16. Music for the People: Escapism and Social Comment in the Work of Hans May and Ernst Meyer

Geoff Brown

Chapter 17. I Know Where I’m Going! Hearing Germanic Music in the Scottish Isles

K.J. Donnelly

Chapter 18. ‘An Animated Quest for Freedom’: Mátyás Seiber’s Score for The Magic Canvas

Florian Scheding

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