A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder

With this stellar collection of essays, the achievements of his career unfold in all their astonishing range and diversity, across all their beauties and shocks, with all their pleasures and difficulties.” Timothy Corrigan, University of ...

Author: Brigitte Peucker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405191630

Category: Performing Arts

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A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder is the first of its kind to engage with this important figure. Twenty-eight essays by an international group of scholars consider this controversial director's contribution to German cinema, German history, gender studies, and auteurship. A fresh collection of original research providing diverse perspectives on Fassbinder’s work in films, television, poetry, and underground theatre. Rainer Werner Fassbinder remains the preeminent filmmaker of the New German Cinema whose brief but prolific body of work spans from the latter half of the 1960s to the artist’s death in 1982. Interrogates Fassbinder’s influence on the seminal ideas of his time: auteurship, identity, race, queer studies, and the cataclysmic events of German twentieth century history Contributions from internationally diverse scholars specializing in film, culture, and German studies. Includes coverage of his key films including: Gods of the Plague (1970), Beware of a Holy Whore (1971), The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972), Martha (1973) (TV), World on a Wire (1973), Effi Briest (1974), Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974), Fox and His Friends (1975), Fear of Fear (1975), Chinese Roulette (1976), In a Year With 13 Moons (1978), Despair (1978), The Third Generation (1979), Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) (TV), and Querelle (1982).

Understanding Rainer Werner Fassbinder

[ RWFF / Prog ] Rainer Werner Fassbinder Werkschau Programm . Berlin : Argon , 1992. A companion to the preceding item , listing schedule of screenings and other programs ; includes information on films and television programs about RWF ...

Author: Wallace Steadman Watson

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570030790

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 341

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Watson's draws on a wide assortment of Fassbinder interviews--many of which are not available in English--and on theoretical and critical approaches employed in the Frankfurt School, performance and reception theories, gay and lesbian film theory, and studies of melodrama and camp. Watson also incorporates his own interviews with Fassbinder's mother and with the woman who served as Fassbinder's film editor and companion during the final four years of his life. A comprehensive, balanced study, 'Understanding Rainer Werner Fassbinder' also features an annotated bibliography, extensive notes, a filmography of Fassbinder's works, and a listing of films and television programs that examine Fassbinder and his achievements."--Back cover.

Teaching Sound Film

Rainer Werner Fassbinder and the German theatre. New York, NY: Cambridge University ... Love is colder than death: The life and times of Rainer Werner Fassbinder. New York, NY: Random House. ... A companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Author: R. J. Cardullo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463007269

Category: Education

Page: 460

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Teaching Sound Film: A Reader is a film analysis-and-criticism textbook that contains 35 essays on 35 geographically diverse, historically significant sound films. The countries represented here are France, Italy, England, Belgium, Russia, India, China, Cuba, Germany, Japan, Russia, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Brazil, Taiwan, Austria, Afghanistan, South Korea, Finland, Burkina Faso, Mexico, Iran, Israel, Colombia, and the United States. The directors represented include Jean Renoir, Orson Welles, Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini, Woody Allen, Aki Kaurismäki, Ken Loach, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Abbas Kiarostami, Michael Haneke, and Hong Sang-soo. Written with university students (and possibly also advanced high school students) in mind, the essays in Teaching Sound Film: A Reader cover some of the central films treated—and central issues raised—in today’s cinema courses and provide students with practical models to help them improve their own writing and analytical skills. These essays are clear and readable—that is, sophisticated and meaty yet not overly technical or jargon-heavy. This makes them perfect introductions to their respective films as well as important contributions to the field of film studies in general. Moreover, this book’s scholarly apparatus features credits, images, bibliographies for all films discussed, filmographies for all the directors, a list of topics for writing and discussion, a glossary of film terms, and an appendix containing three essays, respectively, on film acting, avant-garde cinema, and theater vs. film.

German Culture through Film

Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1972) is based on Fassbinder's play of the same name. Lili Marleen (Lili Marleen, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1981) is a movie about the ...

Author: Robert C. Reimer

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781585108572

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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German Culture through Film: An Introduction to German Cinema is an English-language text that serves equally well in courses on modern German film, in courses on general film studies, in courses that incorporate film as a way to study culture, and as an engaging resource for scholars, students, and devotees of cinema and film history. In its second edition, German Culture through Film expands on the first edition, providing additional chapters with context for understanding the era in which the featured films were produced. Thirty-three notable German films are arranged in seven chronological chapters, spanning key moments in German film history, from the silent era to the present. Each chapter begins with an introduction that focuses on the history and culture surrounding films of the relevant period. Sections within chapters are each devoted to one particular film, providing film credits, a summary of the story, background information, an evaluation, questions and activities to encourage diverse interpretations, a list of related films, and bibliographical information on the films discussed.

A Comparative Study of Female Themed Art Films from China and Germany

In: American Psychologist 52.5 (1997), pp. 509–516. Joe McElhaney. 'A Nagging Physical Discomfort: Fassbinder and Martha'. In: A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Ed. by Brigitte Peucker. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012, p.

Author: Ning Xu

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 9783832544041

Category: Music

Page: 344

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This book explores female-themed art films from China and Germany and seeks to illustrate how the cultural difference between the ways of representing women and narrating women's themes is shown in both countries' films, by means of analyzing two film elements: mise-en-scène and cinematography. This book analyzes female-themed art films in five topics: Marriage and Love, Birth and Motherhood, Professional Women and Housewives, Death and Despair, and Dreams and Destiny.

Reverberations of Nazi Violence in Germany and Beyond

A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, ... Paul Coates, 'Swearing and Forswearing Fidelity in Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz', in Peucker, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 398–419,410.

Author: Stephanie Bird

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474241861

Category: History

Page: 312

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Reverberations of Nazi Violence in Germany and Beyond explores the complex and diverse reverberations of the Second World War after 1945. It focuses on the legacies that National Socialist violence and genocide perpetrated in Europe continue to have in German-speaking countries and communities, as well as among those directly affected by occupation, terror and mass murder. Furthermore it explores how those legacies are in turn shaped by the present. The volume also considers conflicting, unexpected and often dissonant interpretations and representations of these events, made by those who were the witnesses, victims and perpetrators at the time and also by different communities in the generations that followed. The contributions, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, enrich our understanding of the complexity of the ways in which a disturbing past continues to disrupt the present and how the past is in turn disturbed and instrumentalized by a later present.

Historical Dictionary of German Cinema

Der deutsche Experimentalfilm der 60er und 70er Jahre. Munich: Goethe Institut, 1990. Peucker, Brigette, ed. A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder. WileyBlackwell Companions to Film Directors 15. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Author: Robert C. Reimer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538119402

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 546

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Historical Dictionary of German Cinema, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on directors, actors, films, cinematographers, composers, producers, and major historical events that affected the direction and development of German cinema.

The Ambivalence of Gay Liberation

91 Ronald Gregg , ' Fassbinder's Fox and His Friends and Gay Politics in the 1970s'and Randall Halle , ' Rainer , Rosa , and Werner : New Gay Film as Counter - Public ' , both in A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder , ed . by ...

Author: Craig Griffiths

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192639783

Category: History

Page: 240

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The Ambivalence of Gay Liberation explores ways of thinking, feeling, and talking about being gay in the 1970s, an influential decade sandwiched between the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in 1969, and the arrival of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the early 1980s. Moving beyond divided Cold War Berlin, it also focuses on lesser-known cities, such as Aachen, Cologne, Frankfurt, Münster, and Stuttgart, to name just a few of the 53 localities that were home to a gay group by the end of the 1970s. These groups were important, and this book tells their story. In 1970s West Germany gay liberation did not take place only in activist meetings, universities, and on street demonstrations, but also on television, in magazine editorial offices, ordinary homes, bedrooms, and beyond. In considering all these spaces and individuals, this book provides a more complex account than previous histories, which have tended to focus only on a social movement and only on the idea of 'gay pride'. By drawing attention to ambivalence, this book shows that gay liberation was never only about pride, but also about shame; characterized not only by hope, but also by fear; and driven forward not just by the pushes of confrontation, but also by the pulls of conformism. Ranging from the painstaking emergence of the gay press to the first representation of homosexuality on television, from debates over the sexual legacy of 1968 and the student movement to the memory of Nazi persecution, The Ambivalence of Gay Liberation is the first English-language book to tell the story of male homosexual politics in 1970s West Germany. In doing so, this book changes the way we think about modern queer history.

Screening the Red Army Faction

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, “Für uns Paradiesvögel wird es enger: Aus einem Gespräch mit Renate Klett tiber die politische ... “Through the Looking Glass: Fassbinder's World on a Wire,” in A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder, ed.

Author: Christina Gerhardt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501336690

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Screening the Red Army Faction: Historical and Cultural Memory explores representations of the Red Army Faction (RAF) in print media, film and art, locating an analysis of these texts in the historical and political context of unfolding events. In this way, the book contributes both a new history and a new cultural history of post-fascist era West Germany that grapples with the fledgling republic's most pivotal debates about the nature of democracy and authority; about violence, its motivations and regulation; and about its cultural afterlife. Looking back at the history of representations of the RAF in various media, this book considers how our understanding of the Cold War era, of the long sixties and of the RAF is created and re-created through cultural texts.

Twenty One Landmark European Films 1939 1999

Fassbinder: Film Maker. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984. Katz, Robert. Love Is Colder Than Death: The Life and Times of Rainer Werner Fassbinder. New York: Random House, 1987. Peucker, Brigitte, ed. A Companion to Rainer Werner ...

Author: Bert Cardullo

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9781628941319

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

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The essays in this insightful film-analysis text show cover twenty-one of the best European films made between the coming of World War II and the end of the twentieth century, showing what makes each of them outstanding. These essays are clear and readable—that is, sophisticated and meaty yet not overly technical or jargon-heavy. They will make perfect introductions to their respective films as well as important contributions to the field of film studies in general. Written with university students in mind, these essays cover some of the central films treated—and central issues raised—in today’s cinema courses and provide students with practical models to help them improve their own writing and analytical skills. A list of questions for discussion is included, to trigger further thinking among film buffs and to help educators prepare for class. The book is aimed at students, teachers, and cinephiles with an interest in European cinema in particular and cinema studies in general, as well as at those educated readers with an interest in the practice of film analysis and criticism. The only competition comes from Stanley Kauffmann’s relatively brief Ten Great Films (136 pp., 2012). The current work offers twenty-one illustrated essays (Kauffmann’s book contains no images) and focuses on Europe. (The countries represented are France, Italy, England, Hungary, Belgium, Sweden, Scotland, Denmark, Russia, Spain, Germany, Scotland, and Finland.) Twenty-One Landmark European Films, 1939-1999 overlaps with Kauffmann’s book only in the case of L’avventura, though the two approach this film from vastly different angles. Moreover, the book provides a complete critical apparatus—notes, bibliographies, credits, and filmographies, whereas Kauffmann’s has none. This book could be one of the primary texts for courses in film analysis, to accompany a work like Timothy Corrigan’s A Short Guide to Writing about Film (8th edition, 2011). It would also be a suitable supplementary or secondary text in such courses as 'Introduction to Film' or 'Film Appreciation'; 'Western European Cinema'; 'History of Film' or 'Global Cinema'; and 'Film Directors' or 'Film Style and Imagination.'