Expressionist Film -- New Perspectives (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)

Expressionist Film -- New Perspectives (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture) by Scheunemann, Dietrich 157113350X 9781571133502
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This volume of fresh essays by leading scholars develops a new approach to expressionist film. For nearly half a century Siegfried Kracauers From Caligari to Hitler and Lotte Eisners The Haunted Screen have shapedthe understanding of the cinema of this period. However, fifty years on, there is a growing awareness that a new account is overdue. This attempt to rewrite the story of expressionist cinema begins with a fundamentally new interpretation of Dr. Caligari, and together with fresh views of other expressionist classics, offers new perspectives on important alternative film styles and genres that emerged in films by such eminent directors as Ernst Lubitsch, Joe May, Fritz Lang, Karl Grune, F. W. Murnau, and E. A. Dupont. In pursuing such variety, the book strives for a picture of the cinema in the early years of Weimar that in thematic as well as stylistic terms reflects the vibrant, multifaceted cultural and political developments of the period. The book is a joint venture of the Centre for European Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh, the Institute for Film Studies at the University of Mainz, and the German Film Museum in Frankfurt.

The late Dietrich Scheunemann was Professor of German at the University of Edinburgh and wrote and edited several books on German literature and on film and media.

Author: Scheunemann, Dietrich

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 318

Publisher: BOYE6

Publication Date: 2006-10-02

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