German National Cinema

ISBN-10: 0415420989

ISBN-13: 9780415420983

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Sabine Hake

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German National Cinema is the first comprehensive history of German film fromnbsp;its originsnbsp;to the present.nbsp;In this new edition, Sabine Hake discusses film-making in economic, political, social, and cultural terms, and considers the contribution of Germany's most popular filmsnbsp;to changing definitions of genre, authorship, and film form. The book traces the central role of cinema in the nations turbulent history from the Wilhelmine Empire to the Berlin Republic, with special attention paid to the competing demands of film as art, entertainment, and propaganda. Hakenbsp;also explores the centrality of genre films and the star system to the development of a filmic imaginary. nbsp;Presenting the national as a highly unstable category, her discussions highlight the cross-cultural influences that situate German films within the European tradition and in ongoing dialogue with Hollywood. Special issues discussedinclude: nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; the preoccupation with German history and heritage nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; the emphasis on questions of gender, class, race, and nation nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; and the ongoing negotiation of regional, national, international, and transnational perspectives This fully revised and updated new edition will be required reading for everyone interested in German film and the history of modern Germany. nbsp; nbsp;
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Wilhelmine cinema 1895-1919 Cinema: a new technology, industry, and mass medium Elements of a national cinema: stars, genres, directors German cinema and the First World War
Weimar cinema 1919-33 Weimar cinema as art cinema Weimar cinema as popular cinema Film, politics, and the coming of sound
Third Reich cinema 1933-45 The restructuring of the film industry Third Reich cinema as political cinema Third Reich cinema as popular cinema
Post-war cinema 1945-61 The reconstruction of the film industry Rewriting history, forging new identities The politicisation of cinema in the East The depoliticisation of cinema in the West
East German cinema 1961-90 The New Waves and the Eleventh Plenary The seventies: the discovery of everyday life The eighties: the decline of cinema as a public sphere
West German cinema 1962-90 The Oberhausen Manifesto and the Young German Cinema The seventies: the emergence of New German Cinema The eighties: crises and transformations
Post-unification cinema 1990-2007 Film-making in the new Germany and a unified Europe Elements of popular cinema: the return to genre Once again: coming to terms with the past(s) The future of national cinema List of Works Cited
Index of Films
Index of Names Subject
Index
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