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Thomas Elsaesser, Wedel Micha, Michael Wedel. The BFI "Companion to German Cinema" is a concise and authoritative source of reference. Over two hundred entries on film actors, directors, producers, cinematographers, critics, film industry, film movements and festivals covers the entire spectrum of German-speaking cinema from the 1890s to the popular comedies of the 1990s. In-depth articles consider the artistic peaks of Weimer cinema, the emigre directors, film politics, and the star system of Nazi cinema, women and film, the New German Cinema and the revival of genre cinema since.
His book New German Cinema .
His book New German Cinema: A History won both the 1990 Jay Leyda Prize (awarded by Anthology Film Archives in New York City) and the Kathy Singer Kovacs Prize (awarded by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies). His Weimar Cinema and After: Germany's Historical Imaginary received once more the Kathy Singer Kovacs Prize for best film book of 1998 Selected bibliography.
Elsaesser argues that German cinema's significance lies less in its ability to promote democracy or predict fascism than in its contribution to the creation of a community sharing a 'historical imaginary' rather than a 'national identity'.
by Thomas Elsaesser (Author) . This paperback guide to German, Austrian, and Swiss cinema takes us from their beginning up to 1999. Then there’s one inaccurate appraisal of a career that gives a reader, who knows nothing about that person, the wrong impression.
Martin Swales is professor of German, University College London. The BFI Companion to German Cinema. Register to continue.
Thomas Elsaesser, Michael Wedel, British Film Institute. R21300 Introduction to German Studies. Section: Film Theory, Film History
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Elsaesser Thomas (EN). German cinema of the 1920s is still regarded as one of the 'golden ages' of world cinema. Films such as The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Dr Mabuse the Gambler, Nosferatu, Metropolis, Pandora's Box and The Blue Angel have long been canonised as classics, but they are also among the key films defining an image of Germany as a nation uneasy with itself. The work of directors like Fritz Lang, .