Ruediger Suchsland's Weimar cinema study is more an illustration of a prolix thesis than a groundbreaking docu. By Jay Weissberg. Still, image quality is strong enough to make a nice DVD. Related Stories.
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Ruediger Suchsland's Weimar cinema study is more an illustration of a prolix thesis than a groundbreaking docu. By Jay Weissberg. Still, image quality is strong enough to make a nice DVD. Related Stories. Weimar is both mythic and modern, the helmer rightfully states, and the myths are as much a creation of the present as they are a self-invention from the era.
Henny Porten, the most popular actress of the time, is also missing. Suchsland brings in a few talking heads, including Fatih Akin presumably to make the docu seem more of-the-moment.
Tech credits are praiseworthy on every level: Clips were sourced from the best restored prints and look glorious.
The narration is far too wordy, though musical accompaniments are extremely well chosen. Home Film Festivals. Sep 5, am PT. Produced by Martina Haubrich, Gunnar Dedio. Crew: Directed, written by Ruediger Suchsland. Weitz, Elisabeth Bronfen. More From Our Brands. BGR Hubble peers back in time and makes an astonishing discovery. SPY Teachers Rejoice! Expand the sub menu Film. Expand the sub menu TV. Expand the sub menu What To Watch. Expand the sub menu Music. Expand the sub menu Awards.
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How German film foreshadowed Hitler
Siegfried Kracauer. Many of our ebooks are available through library electronic resources including these platforms:. An essential work of the cinematic history of the Weimar Republic by a leading figure of film criticism. First published in , From Caligari to Hitler remains an undisputed landmark study of the rich cinematic history of the Weimar Republic. Prominent film critic Siegfried Kracauer examines German society from to , in light of such movies as The Cabinet of Dr. He explores the connections among film aesthetics, the prevailing psychological state of Germans in the Weimar era, and the evolving social and political reality of the time.
Venice Film Review: ‘From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses’
This work of film theory is one of the first major studies of German film between World War I and World War II and is best known for proposing a link between the apolitical and escapist orientation of Weimar-era cinema and later German totalitarianism. Kracauer—known as an important film critic in Germany from the s onward—moved from exile in France to the United States in Guggenheim foundations to conduct research on Nazi film. His first publication from these investigations, Propaganda and the Nazi War Film , examines visual themes in Nazi propaganda films as tools of psychologal influence.