Triumph of the Ordinary Depictions of Daily Life in the East German Cinema, 1949-1989
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Description: Were movies in the East Bloc propaganda or carefully veiled dissent? In the first major study in English of East German film, Joshua Feinstein argues that the answer to this question is decidedly complex. Drawing on newly opened archives as well as interviews with East German directors, actors, and state officials, Feinstein traces how the cinematic depiction of East Germany changed in response to national political developments and transnational cultural trends such as the spread of television and rock 'n' roll. Celluloid images fed a larger sense of East German identity, an identity that persists today, more than a decade after German reunification. But even as they attempted to satisfy calls for "authentic" images of the German Democratic Republic that would legitimize socialist rule, filmmakers challenged the regime's self-understanding. Beginning in the late 1960s, East German films dwelled increasingly on everyday life itself, no longer seeing it merely as a stage in the development toward communism. By presenting an image of a static rather than an evolving society, filmmakers helped transform East German identity from one based on a commitment to socialist progress to one that accepted the GDR as it was.
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Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 9/23/2002
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
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|Straddling the Wall: Socialist Realism Meets the Nouvelle Vague in Der geteilte Himmel|
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|A Dream Deferred?: Spur der Steine and the Aftermath of the Eleventh Plenum|
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|Epilogue. Arrested Alltag?: East German Film from the Biermann Affair to DEFA's Final Dissolution, 1976-1993|