German National Cinema

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Routledge, Jan 11, 2013 - 288 pages
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German National Cinema is the first comprehensive history of German film from its origins to the present. 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 films to changing definitions of genre, authorship, and film form.

The book traces the central role of cinema in the nation’s 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. Hake also explores the centrality of genre films and the star system to the development of a filmic imaginary.

This fully revised and updated new edition will be required reading for everyone interested in German film and the history of modern Germany.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Wilhelmine cinema 18951919
8
2 Weimar cinema 191933
27
3 Third Reich cinema 193345
64
4 Postwar cinema 194561
92
5 East German cinema 196190
127
6 West German cinema 196290
153
7 Postunification cinema 19902007
190
Bibliography
224
Index of films
245
Index of names
261
Subject index
268
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About the author (2013)

Sabine Hake is the Texas Chair of German Literature and Culture in the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of several books on German cinema and Weimar culture, including The Cinema's Third Machine: German Writings on Film 1907-1933 (1993) and Popular Cinema of the Third Reich (2001).

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