Studying German Cinema

BookStudying German Cinema

Studying German Cinema



January 27th, 2010



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Adopting a textual, chronological approach, Studying German Cinema is for students of German and film studies and the general reader with an interest in German cinema. Each of the fourteen chapters focuses on one key film, from the groundbreaking horror Nosferatu (1922) to the Oscar-winning The Lives of Others (2007), and explores industrial practices both in West and East Germany; aesthetic approaches; auteurist traditions (including films by Fassbinder, Wenders, and Herzog); and ideology. Each film is embedded in its cultural and political context, and together they provide an overview of German history from the end of World War I to the present.

for the reader who wants an overview of German cinema, this book certainly does the trick and her choice of films is great. All the films are easily available and very accessible.

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Author Information

Maggie Hoffgen is an educator in German language and culture with an MA in film studies. She divides her time between supervising Goethe-Institut courses at Manchester University's Language Centre and working as a freelance film lecturer.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
Nosferatu and Metropolis
The Blue Angel
Triumph of the Will
The Murderers are Among Us
Traces of Stones
Aguirre, Wrath of God
Fear Eats the Soul
The Tin Drum
Wings of Desire
Run Lola Run
Head On
The Lives of Others