A New History of German Cinema by Jennifer M. Kapczynski, Michael D. Richardson

By Jennifer M. Kapczynski, Michael D. Richardson

This dynamic, event-centered anthology deals a brand new realizing of the hundred-year heritage of German-language movie, from the earliest days of the "Kintopp" to modern productions like "The Lives of Others". all the greater than 80 essays takes a key date as its start line and explores its importance for German movie background, pursuing its dating with its social, political, and aesthetic second. whereas the essays provide considerable temporal and topical unfold, this ebook emphasizes the juxtaposition of recognized and unknown tales, granting consciousness to quite a lot of cinematic occasions. short part introductions offer a bigger old and film-historical framework that illuminates the essays inside it, delivering either students and the overall reader a atmosphere for the person texts and figures below research. Cross-references to different essays within the ebook are incorporated on the shut of every access, encouraging readers not just to pursue typical trajectories within the improvement of German movie, but in addition to track specific figures and motifs throughout genres and ancient sessions. jointly, the contributions provide a brand new view of the a number of, intersecting narratives that make up German-language cinema. The constellation that's hence demonstrated demanding situations unidirectional narratives of German movie background and charts new methods of brooding about movie historiography extra extensively. Jennifer Kapczynski is affiliate Professor of German at Washington collage, St. Louis, and Michael Richardson is affiliate Professor of German at Ithaca university.

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