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Anarchy of the Imagination Interviews, Essays, Notes

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ISBN-10: 0801843693

ISBN-13: 9780801843693

Edition: 1992

Authors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael T�teberg, Leo Lensing, Krishna R. Winston

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List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 10/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 7.44" wide x 8.94" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Werner Fassbinder, a German film director and actor, was prolific in his short life. Though he died at age 37, he had already directed 41 films in 13 years. He had also written, acted, and produced for the theater. Fassbinder's films, most of which were made with his own company of actors, are notable for the skepticism and irony with which they view the prosperous and corrupt German society that arose from the wreckage of World War II. Among Fassbinder's better-known works are The Third Generation (1979), a work about terrorists; The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972), which explores the recurrent theme of homosexuality his work); and Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980), a searing descent into…    

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
On Translating Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Acknowledgments
Cinema between Autobiography and Social Criticism
"The kind of rage I feel": A Conversation with Joachim von Mengershausen about Love Is Colder than Death
"At some point films have to stop being films": A Conversation with Hans Gunther Pflaum about Fear Eats the Soul
"I've changed along with the characters in my films": A Discussion with Hella Schlumberger about Work and Love, the Exploitability of Feelings, and the Longing for Utopia
"This is the only way we can do films here: by making them without worrying about losing money": A Conversation with Wolfram Schutte about The Third Generation, Cinematic Politics, and a Strategy against Resignation
"Reacting to what you experience": Ernst Burkel Talks with Douglas Sirk and Rainer Werner Fassbinder
"I make films out of personal involvement, and for no other reason": A Discussion with Hans Gunther Pflaum about Berlin Alexanderplatz and Lili Marleen
"Why these problems with Franz Biberkopf?": A Discussion with Klaus Eder about the Reactions to Berlin Alexanderplatz and about Film Treatments of the Third Reich
"I'm a romantic anarchist": A Discussion with Frank Ripploh about Veronika Voss and Querelle
Fellow Filmmakers Pro and Con
Imitation of Life: On the Films of Douglas Sirk
...Shadows, to be Sure, and no Pity: A Few Random Thoughts on the Films of Claude Chabrol
The German Cinema Is Being Enriched: A Few Thoughts about a Wonderful Film, Jane Is Jane Forever, by Walter Bockmayer
Chin-up, Handstand, Salto Mortale - Firm Footing: On the Film Director Werner Schroeter, Who Achieved What Few Achieve, with Kingdom of Naples
Michael Curtiz - Anarchist in Hollywood?: Unorganized Thoughts on a Seemingly Paradoxical Idea
The List of My Favorites
Hitlist of German Films
Alexander Kluge Is Supposed to Have Had a Birthday
Projects and Controversies
Credited Debit, Debited Credit: On Gustav Freytag's Novel Debit and Credit and the Aborted Television Version
My Position on Garbage, the City, and Death: A Statement
"Philosemites are anti-Semites": An Interview with Benjamin Henrichs about the Reactions to Garbage, the City and Death
"Madness and terrorism": Conversations with Gian Luigi Rondi about Despair and The Third Generation
The Third Generation
"The walls are closing in on us birds of Paradise": From a Conversation with Renate Klett about Political Developments and Germany in Autumn
"I'd rather be a streetsweeper in Mexico than a filmmaker in Germany": A Conversation with Der Spiegel about the Politics of German Film and Fassbinder's Announcement That He Intended to Leave the Country
Introductory Remarks on a Projected Feature Film, Cocaine
Literary Past / Cinematic Present
"Images the moviegoer can fill with his own imagination": A Conversation with Kraft Wetzel about Effi Briest
The Cities of Humanity and the Human Soul: Some Unorganized Thoughts on Alfred Doblin's Novel, Berlin Alexanderplatz
Preliminary Remarks on Querelle
Monologues and Confessions
"Of despair, and the courage to recognize a utopia and to open yourself up to it": Two Monologues and a Text on Despair
In a Year of Thirteen Moons
Answers to Questions from Schoolchildren
Hanna Schygulla - Not a Star, Just a Vulnerable Human Being like the Rest of Us: Disorderly Thoughts about an Interesting Woman
The Sad Eyes of Cannes
Notes
Filmography
Select Bibliography
Index