Directory of World Cinema: Germany

Edited by Michelle Langford

Directory of World Cinema: Germany
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Edited by Michelle Langford

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320 pages | 50 color plates | 7 x 10 | © 2012
Paper $23.00 ISBN: 9781841504650 Published March 2012

From bleak expressionist works to the edgy political works of the New German Cinema to the feel-good Heimat films of the postwar era, Directory of World Cinema: Germany aims to offer a wider film and cultural context for the films that have emerged from Germany—including some of the East German films recently made available to Western audiences for the first time. With contributions by leading academics and emerging scholars in the field, this volume explores the key directors, themes, and periods in German film history, and demonstrates how genres have been adapted over time to fit historical circumstances. Rounding out this addition to the Directory of World Cinema series are fifty full-color stills, numerous reviews and recommendations, and a comprehensive filmography.

Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction: German Cinema and the Vicissitudes of History
Film Pioneers:
    The Films of the Skladanowsky Brothers
    Arnold Fanck (1889–1974)
    Then and Now: Berlin Symphony, 1927/2002
Festival Focus: The Berlinale: Berlin International Film Festival
Scoring Cinema: The Music Films of Straub/Huillet

Fantastic Film
Adventure Film
Der Heimatfilm
Comedy
Foreigners and Guest-workers
Queer German Cinema
Vergangenheitsbewältigung
Rubble Film
War Film
Historical Drama
Political Drama
The Berlin Wall

Recommended Reading
Online Resources
Test Your Knowledge
Notes on Contributors
Filmography
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