Weimar Cinema Embodiment and Historicity

Combining historicization with close readings of German director Ernst Lubitsch's historical films, this book focuses on an early turning point in this development, exploring how the medium of film shaped modern historical experience and ...

Author: Mason Kamana Allred

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351858472

Category: Performing Arts

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In its retrieval and (re)construction, the past has become interwoven with the images and structure of cinema. Not only have mass media—especially film and television—shaped the content of memories and histories, but they have also shaped their very form. Combining historicization with close readings of German director Ernst Lubitsch's historical films, this book focuses on an early turning point in this development, exploring how the medium of film shaped modern historical experience and understanding—how it moved embodied audiences through moving images.
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Life and Death in the Cinema of Weimar Germany 1919 1924

There the cinematic technology , allegorized and embodied in the figure of
Cesare , made possible the uncanny ... In the ensuing months , the Allied
counteroffensive ( which 5 In this chapter we will be guided by the rigorous
historical ...

Author: Steve Choe

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ISBN: UCAL:C3489786

Category: Death in motion pictures

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A Historical Dictionary of Germany s Weimar Republic 1918 1933

Author: Charles Paul Vincent

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019319206

Category: History

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The failure of Germany's first republic after World War I has aroused several decades of concentrated study. Synthesizing that study, this historical dictionary will enhance an understanding of the Weimar era. It covers individuals as diverse as Bertolt Brecht, Adolf Hitler, and the physicist Lise Meitner. There are also entries defining such events as the Beerhall Putsch, the Republic's various organizations and institutions, and its complex array of political parties. The dictionary also gives substance to cultural terms (such as Dada), and to film, music, and other media, as well as to those concepts, such as Anti-Semitism, deemed vital to an understanding of the period.
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Cities in Transition

Elsaesser , T . ( 2000 ) Weimar Cinema and After : Germany ' s Historical
Imaginary . London : Routledge . Freud , S ... Marks , L . ( 2000 ) The Skin of the
Film : Intercultural Cinema , Embodiment , and the Senses . Durham : Duke
University ...

Author: Andrew Webber

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131781499

Category: Performing Arts

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'Cities in Transition' looks at the complex yet enduring relationship between cinema and the city, discussing how early cinema, digital technology and changing urban geographies have all impacted upon notions and representations of the modern city.
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Weimar Cinema and After

Germany's Historical Imaginary Thomas Elsaesser, Professor in the Department
of Art and Culture Thomas Elsaesser ... In fact , they might be said to plague not
so much the German film industry , as they define the European cinema : what is
its identity ? ... Apart from Erich Pommer , the most prominent embodiment of UFA
, its human face , so to speak , is undoubtedly Fritz Lang , himself both object and
 ...

Author: Thomas Elsaesser

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041501235X

Category: Performing Arts

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"Weinar Cinema and After: Germany's Historical Imaginary offers a fresh perspective on this most 'national' of national cinemas, re-evaluating such labels as 'Expressionist film' and 'The New Sobriety' and even putting 'fascination fascism' and film noir in a different, international context. Thomas Elsaesser questions the conventional readings which link these genres and movements solely to the legacy of German romanticism and nationalism, and offers new approaches to analysing the function of national cinema in an advanced 'culture industry'."--BOOK JACKET.
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Dissertation Abstracts International

Guiding this inquiry is the following question : as a product of a distinct historical ,
cultural , social and political situation , does ... These three institutions are the
basis of this study of the library type as the embodiment of larger developments in
the ... Adviser : Brigid Doherty Order Number DA3357142 During the Weimar
Republic ( 1918-1933 ) , German artists and ... the I - - CINEMA strict
compositional structure and tactile surface 1070 - A October Dissertation
Abstracts International vol ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105213180909

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Weimar Cinema

Instead, I see it as evidence of a historical conjuncture in which a prominent
segment of the Weimar film community ... (Eisner's individual soul of the creators)
in art, reflected, expressed and embodied in German cinema” (Elsaesser 2000,
34).

Author: Noah Isenberg

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231503853

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

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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 intrigues and love stories, the classics of silent cinema and Germany's first talkies, each chapter illuminates, among other things: the technological advancements of a given film, its detailed production history, its critical reception over time, and the place it occupies within the larger history of the German studio and of Weimar cinema in general. Readers can revisit the careers of such acclaimed directors as F. W. Murnau, Fritz Lang, and G. W. Pabst and examine the debuts of such international stars as Greta Garbo, Louise Brooks, and Marlene Dietrich. Training a keen eye on Weimer cinema's unusual richness and formal innovation, this anthology is an essential guide to the revolutionary styles, genres, and aesthetics that continue to fascinate us today.
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Historical Abstracts

Based on contemporary film publications and journalism and other primary and
secondary sources ; 137 notes . ... ( August Winnig and the “ conservative
revolution " : a contribution to the intellectual history debate on the Weimar
Republic ) . ... true , robust embodiment of the German nation , ready to avenge
the “ humiliation ” of Versailles — a program that made him an early sympathizer
with the Nazis .

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ISBN: UOM:39015073568696

Category: History, Modern

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Art and Politics in the Weimar Period

It is neither an art - historical study of movements and artistic innovations , nor a
general cultural history of the Weimar Republic ... both of them embodied certain
aesthetic influences and / or socio - political attitudes ? ... This was
Expressionism , which only effectively got a grip of the public galleries , the art
schools and the theatres in the early Weimar years and was still permeating the
German cinema ...

Author: John Willett

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: UOM:39015006729332

Category: Art and state

Page: 272

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"The period between the end of World War I and Hitler's accession to power witnessed an unprecedented cultural explosion that embraced the whole of Europe but was, above all, centered in Germany. John Willett here provides a brilliant explanation of the aesthetic and political currents which made Germany the focal point of a new, down-to-earth, socially committed cultural movement that drew a significant measure of inspiration from revolutionary Russia and left-wing social thought, American technology, and the devastating experience of war."--Back cover.
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German Politics and Society

... place for women in the cinema , she then goes on to superimpose a historical
model over the psychoanalytical framework . She introduces the notion of a
radical break dividing a kind of pre - lapsarian Wilhelmine cinema , in which the
power ... approach to narrative and spectacle , and an oppressive Weimar
cinema that limited such possibilities and " provided ... and androgynous
coquettishness not only appealed to the male spectator , but likewise served as
an embodiment of the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105016629839

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An Amorous History of the Silver Screen

The ancient patriotic fervor is mobilized to give a historical depth to the anti-Qing
Republican revolution and the anti- ... The distinctive feature of Weimar
expressionist cinema, generally regarded as the origin of the horror film, is its ...
The mise-en-scene's instability embodied by the Gothic theater is caused by
physical ...

Author: Zhang Zhen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226982378

Category: History

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Illustrating the cultural significance of film and its power as a vehicle for social change, this book reveals the intricacies of the cultural movement and explores its connections to other art forms such as photography, drama, and literature.
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German Expressionist Cinema

Virgins and vamps One inescapable facet of the fortunes of the female stars in
Weimar films and elsewhere was the restrictive ... Thus Henny Porten and Pola
Negri are largely passive leads in Lubitsch ' s historical epics , while Lil Dagover '
s ...

Author: Ian Roberts

Publisher: Shortcuts

ISBN: UOM:39015077683145

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 132

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Covering classic films such as 'The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari' and 'Nosferatu' as well as under-appreciated examples such as 'Asphalt', this volume forms an essential introduction to one of cinema's most historically important movements.
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Dark Cinema

Siegfried Kracauer was himself the product of Weimar culture , working as a
reporter for the FRANKFURTER ZEITUNG . ... of Lubitsch ' s historical films in
FROM CALIGARI TO HITLER , he concluded , I believe rightly , that they
embodied “ a ...

Author: Jon Tuska

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015008859731

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Screen

purposes here , is her ' America , Paris , the Alps : Kracauer ( and Benjamin ) on
cinema and modernity ' , in Charney and Schwarz ( eds ) . Cinema and the
Invention of Modern Life . My undue compression of the Scannell archive draws
from : A Social History of Broadcasting , " Public service ... For all the contrasts ,
the Weimar provenance in each case is intriguing . ... Embodied audiences exist
in embodied , sensuous locations , be it the nickelodeon , the kitchen or the
parlour .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105114638591

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Gender and the Uncanny in Films of the Weimar Republic

In Gender and the Uncanny in Films of the Weimar Republic, author Anjeana K. Hans examines largely forgotten films of Weimar cinema through the lens of their historical moment, contemporary concerns and critiques, and modern film theory to ...

Author: Anjeana K. Hans

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814338957

Category: Performing Arts

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The Weimar period in Germany was a time of radical change, when the traditions and social hierarchies of Imperial Germany crumbled, and a young, deeply conflicted republic emerged. Modernity brought changes that reached deep into the most personal aspects of life, including a loosening of gender roles that opened up new freedoms and opportunities to women. The screen vamps, garçonnes, and New Women in this movie-hungry society came to embody the new image of womanhood: sexually liberated, independent, and—at least to some—deeply threatening. In Gender and the Uncanny in Films of the Weimar Republic, author Anjeana K. Hans examines largely forgotten films of Weimar cinema through the lens of their historical moment, contemporary concerns and critiques, and modern film theory to give a nuanced understanding of their significance and their complex interplay between gender, subjectivity, and cinema. Hans focuses on so-called uncanny films, in which terror lies just under the surface and the emancipated female body becomes the embodiment of a threat repressed. In six chapters she provides a detailed analysis of each film and traces how filmmakers simultaneously celebrate and punish the transgressive women that populate them. Films discussed include The Eyes of the Mummy (Die Augen der Mumie Mâ, Ernst Lubitsch, 1918),Uncanny Tales (Unheimliche Geschichten, Richard Oswald, 1919),Warning Shadows (Schatten: Eine nächtliche Halluzination, Artur Robison, 1923),The Hands of Orlac (Orlacs Hände, Robert Wiene, 1924),A Daughter of Destiny (Alraune, Henrik Galeen,1928), and Daughter of Evil (Alraune, Richard Oswald, 1930). An introduction contextualizes Weimar cinema within its unique and volatile social setting. Hans demonstrates that Weimar Germany’s conflicting emotions, hopes, and fears played out in that most modern of media, the cinema. Scholars of film and German history will appreciate the intriguing study of Gender and the Uncanny in Films of the Weimar Republic.
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Spatial Transformations

From the Kammer to Early Weimar Cinema Ellen Margaret Risholm ... 29 But the
maid knows how to resist the paradox embodied in modernity as she attempts to
destabilize its forward drive in a ... With this simple sequence , " naturalized " time
is recast as contestable and historical -- not simply the subordinated , temporal ...

Author: Ellen Margaret Risholm

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89040632960

Category: Motion pictures

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Art International

Oxford University Press , 1975 Reviewed by A1AX BELOFF - CRITICISM AND
IDEOLOGY : A NOTE ON CINEMA. In the aftermath of the brief and inglorious
career of the first German Republic , historical views of the Weimar period were
almost uniformly hostile . ... could thus be presented as the ultimate embodiment
of evil , in a kind of political Manichaeanism which accepted a Nazi victory as an
all too ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951001321192W

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Circa

its counterpart in Weimar Germany within writes of the " universal " quality of
Ulysses Kracauer answers his own question : " It is the framework of Neue
Sachlichkeit . ... The film may be representation of woman , posing the ques that
history will become amenable to the based upon the idea of ... David Frisby ,
Fragments of Moder . economic system strives for " , embodied in entry in
Stephen Hero : “ The ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015026791809

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Fantasy and the Cinema

the concrete historical situation of their makers – the scriptwriters and directors –
would , I think , not be permissible , if it ... that we are actually dealing with a
counter - cinema , that is , one conceived in conscious opposition not only to
Hollywood films ... haughty behaviour that a militarist bureaucracy ( which is what
the civil service was , even during the Weimar Republic ) ... Cesare is Caligari ' s
double and the embodiment or condensation of rebellious , anti - authoritarian
drives which ...

Author: James Donald

Publisher: British Film Inst

ISBN: UOM:39015015130118

Category: Fantasy films

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Historical Dictionary of German Theater

Author: William Grange

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ISBN: UOM:39015066859086

Category: Performing Arts

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"German theater has always held a special place in the life of the German-speaking community, which consists mainly of Germany, Austria, and part of Switzerland. More than merely entertainment, it was a crucial component of culture and often influenced society and politics. And its influence gradually reached much further, with the emergence of such outstanding playwrights as Goethe, Schiller, Hauptmann, and Brecht, as well as exceptional dramas such as Faust and The Threepenny Opera, which have been translated and staged around the world." "Historical Dictionary of German Theater provides entries on significant playwrights, directors, and actors; notable plays; and major styles. The emergence of the tradition is followed in the chronology and described in the introduction. The bibliography provides further resources."--BOOK JACKET.
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