Studying German Cinema

Studying German Cinema

by Maggie Hoffgen

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Studying German Cinema by Maggie Hoffgen

Adopting a textual, chronological approach, Studying German Cinema is for students of German and film studies and the general reader with an interest in German cinema. Each of the fourteen chapters focuses on one key film, from the groundbreaking horror Nosferatu (1922) to the Oscar-winning The Lives of Others (2007), and explores industrial practices both in West and East Germany; aesthetic approaches; auteurist traditions (including films by Fassbinder, Wenders, and Herzog); and ideology. Each film is embedded in its cultural and political context, and together they provide an overview of German history from the end of World War I to the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906733001
Publisher: Auteur
Publication date: 01/27/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Maggie Hoffgen is an educator in German language and culture with an MA in film studies. She divides her time between supervising Goethe-Institut courses at Manchester University's Language Centre and working as a freelance film lecturer.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Nosferatu and Metropolis
The Blue Angel
Triumph of the Will
The Murderers are Among Us
Traces of Stones
Aguirre, Wrath of God
Fear Eats the Soul
The Tin Drum
Wings of Desire
Heimat
Run Lola Run
Downfall
Head On
The Lives of Others

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