Collection of writings about German film, edited by Richard W. McCormick and Alison Guenther-Pal. Contents: 1. Late Wilhelmine Germany Artists, Critics and Scholars Alfred Döblin: 'The theater of the little people'; Herbert Tannenbaum: 'Art at the cinema'; Malwine Rennert: 'An abyss not to be bridged'; Georg Lukács: 'Thoughts on an aesthetics of cinema'; Walter Serner: 'Cinema and the desire to watch'; Hanns Heinz Ewers: 'Film and I'; Malwine Rennert: 'War films'; Emilie Altenloh: From 'On the sociology of the cinema'. 2. Weimar Republic, 1918-33 Writers, Critics and Artists Herbert Ihering: 'An expressionist film'; Claire Goll: 'American cinema'; Hugo von Hofmannsthal: 'The substitute for dreams'; Carl Einstein: 'The bankruptcy of German film'; Fritz Lang: 'The artistic composition of the film drama'; F. W. Murnau: 'The ideal picture needs no titles: by its very nature the art of the screen should tell a complete story pictorially'; Theorists Bêla Balázs: From 'The visible human'; Siegfried Kracauer: 'The little shopgirls go to the movies'; Bertolt Brecht: From 'The three penny trial: a sociological experiment'; Rudolf Arnheim: From 'Film'. 3. Nazi Germany, 1933-45 - and those who fled... Artists and Bureaucrats in the 'Third Reich' Joseph Goebbels: 'Dr. Goebbels's speech at the Kaiserhof on March 28, 1933'; Leni Riefenstahl: 'May the strength and beauty of youth have found cinematic form'; Veit Harlan: 'History and film'; Fritz Hippler: 'The formative power of film'; Helmut Käutner: 'Gratitude toward the theater' Intellectuals in Exile Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno: 'The culture industry: enlightenment as mass deception'; Siegfried Kracauer: Introduction to 'From Caligari to Hitler: a psychological history of German film'; Lotte H. Eisner: Introduction to 'The haunted screen: expressionism in the German cinema and the influence of Max Reinhardt'. 4. Postwar Germany: 1945 to the present Film Artists Wolfgang Staudte: 'A letter to the Central Military Commander of the Soviet Occupation Zone'; Gunter Groll, Helmut Käutner and Walter Talmon-Gros: 'Every audience, as everybody knows, has the films it deserves'; 'The Oberhausen Manifesto'; Alexander Kluge: 'What do the 'Oberhauseners' want?'; Wolfgang Staudte: 'A reflection: befouling our own nest?'; Wim Wenders: 'That's entertainment: Hitler'; Helke Sander: 'Feminism and film'; Konrad Wolf: 'On the possibilities of socialist film art: reactions to "Mama, I'm Alive"'; Rainer Werner Fassbinder: From 'The third generation'; 'The manifesto of the women film workers'; Jutta Brückner: 'Women's films are searches for traces'; Wolfgang Kohlhaase: 'DEFA: a personal view'; Critics, Scholars and Theorists Enno Patalas: 'On German postwar film'; Theodor W. Adorno: 'Transparencies on film'; Gertrud Koch: 'Ex-changing the gaze: re-visioning feminist film theory'; Heide Schlüpmann: 'Melodrama and social drama in the early German cinema'; Karsten Witte: 'The indivisible legacy of Nazi cinema'.

Item number 99434
Category Book
Type Film
Language English
Country of origin USA
Related people Richard W. McCormick (Editor)
Alison Guenther-Pal (Editor)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection