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Publisher: Columbia University Press (December 31, 2008)
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Taken as an entire, the 16 outstanding motion pictures mentioned during this provocative new quantity of essays symbolize the bright creativity that flourished within the identify of German cinema among the wars. Encompassing early gangster photos and technological know-how fiction, avant-garde and fable movies, sexual intrigues and love tales, the classics of silent cinema and Germany's first talkies, each one bankruptcy illuminates, between different issues: the technological developments of a given movie, its special construction heritage, its severe reception over the years, and where it occupies in the better background of the German studio and of Weimar cinema quite often. Readers can revisit the careers of such acclaimed administrators as F. W. Murnau, Fritz Lang, and G. W. Pabst and consider the debuts of such overseas stars as Greta Garbo, Louise Brooks, and Marlene Dietrich. education a prepared eye on Weimer cinema's strange richness and formal innovation, this anthology is a vital advisor to the progressive types, genres, and aesthetics that proceed to fascinate us at the present time.