German Expressionist Cinema The World of Light and Shadow
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Description: Before Hollywood's golden age, German expressionist film was arguably the most important cinematic movement in the medium's history. These 'symphonies of... iridescent movement' of Weimar cinema provide some of cinema's most iconic images, and its vivid contrasts and dark spaces constitute a major influence on Hollywood classics such as Citizen Kane (1941) and Sunset Blvd. (1950). As well as outlining the movement's origins in art and literature, this volume also offers insights into the technical and thematic developments of the Weimar film. Covering classics such as The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (1920) and Nosferatu (1922) as well as under-appreciated examples such as Asphalt (1929), this volume forms an essential introduction to one of cinema's most historically important movements.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publication date: 8/21/2008
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Ian Roberts is Teaching Fellow in German and Film Studies at the University of Exeter.
|immanence, imagination and immortality|
|origins: expressionism and weimar film|
|authority overthrown, or lunatics in the asylum: robert wiene's das cabinet des dr. caligari|
|demons without and within: f. w. murnau's nosferatu|
|images of the past, visions of the future: fritz lang's die nibelungen and metropolis|
|virgins and vamps: g. w. pabst's die buchse der pandora|
|street life and the end of expressionism: joe may's asphalt|
|conclusion: weimar cinema's flights of fantasy|