Weimar cinema : an essential guide to classic films of the era /

Taken as a whole, the sixteen remarkable films discussed in this provocative new volume of essays represent the brilliant creativity that flourished in the name of German cinema between the wars. Encompassing early gangster pictures and science fiction, avant-garde and fantasy films, sexual intrigue...

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Other Authors: Isenberg, Noah William.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009.
Series:Film and culture.
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Table of Contents:
  • Suggestion, hypnosis, and crime : Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) / Stefan Andriopoulos
  • Of monsters and magicians : Paul Wegener's The golem : how he came into the world (1920) / Noah Isenberg
  • Movies, money, and mystique : Joe May's early Weimar blockbuster, The Indian tomb (1921) / Christian Rogowski
  • No end to Nosferatu (1922) / Thomas Elsaesser
  • Fritz Lang's Dr. Mabuse, the gambler (1922) : grand enunciator of the Weimar era / Tom Gunning
  • Who gets the last laugh? : old age and generational change in F.W. Murnau's The last laugh (1924) / Sabine Hake
  • Inflation and devaluation : gender, space, and economics in G.W. Pabst's The joyless street (1925) / Sara F. Hall
  • Tradition as intellectual montage : F.W. Murnau's Faust (1926) / Matt Erlin
  • Metropolis (1927) : city, cinema, modernity / Anton Kaes
  • Berlin, symphony of a great city (1927) : city, image, sound / Nora M. Alter
  • Surface sheen and charged bodies : Louise Brooks as Lulu in Pandora's box (1929) / Margaret McCarthy
  • The bearable lightness of being : People on Sunday (1930) / Lutz Koepnick
  • National cinemas/international film culture : The blue Angel (1930) in multiple language versions / Patrice Petro
  • Coming out of the uniform : political and sexual emancipation in Leontine Sagan's Mädchen in uniform (1931) / Richard W. McCormick
  • Fritz Lang's M (1931) : an open case / Todd Herzog
  • Whose revolution? The subject of Kuhle Wampe (1932) / Marc Silberman.