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Title New directions in German cinema / edited by Paul Cooke and Chris Homewood.
Published London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2011.
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Description xii, 308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Tauris world cinema series.
Contents Introduction : beyond the cinema of consensus? : new directions in German cinema since 2000 / Paul Coole and Chris Homewood -- 'A kind of species memory' : the time of the elephants in the space of Alexander Kluge's cinematic principle / John E. Davidson -- Downfall (2004) : Hitler in the new millennium and the (ab)uses of history / Christine Haase -- 'Wonderfully courageous'? : the human face of a legend in Sophie Scholl : the final days (2005) / Owen Evans -- Music after Mauthausen : re-presenting the Holocaust in Stefan Ruzowitsky's The Counterfeiters (2007) / Brad Prager -- Aiming to please? : consensus and consciousness-raising in Wolfgang Becker's Good bye, Lenin (2003) / Nick Hodgin -- Watching the Stasi : authenticity, Ostalgie and history in Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's The lives of others (2006) / Paul Cooke -- From Baader to Prada : memory and myth in Uli Edel's The Baader Meinhof complex (2008) / Chris Homewood -- The absent Heimat : Hans-Christian Schmid's Requiem (2006) / David Clarke -- Play for today : situationist protests and uncanny encounters in Hans Weingartner's The edukators (2004) / Rachel Palfreyman -- Germen Autoren dialogue with Hollywood? : refunctioning the horror genre in Christian Petzold's Yella (2007) / Jaimey Fisher -- 'A sharpening of our regard' : realism, affect and the redistribution of the sensible in Valeska Grisebach's Longing (2006) / Marco Abel -- Too late for love? : the cinema of Andreas Dresen on Cloud 9 (2008) / Laura G. McGee -- 'Seeing everything with different eyes' : the diasporic optic of Fatih Akin's Head-on (2004) / Daniela Berghahn -- No place like Heimat : mediaspaces and moving landscapes in Edgar Reitz's Heimat 3 (2004) / Alasdair King.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-300) and index.
Summary Having been in the doldrums since the 1980s. German language cinema is again attracting attention at home and abroad with now regualr Oscar nominations and wins for the linkes of 'Downfall' and 'The lives of others', as well as attention at all the main international festivals. 'New directions in German cinema' explores German language cinema's developments since 2000. This title examines just what German language film has to offer, from the evolution of the so-called 'heritage films' which dominate the country's mainstream and which examine Germany's problematic pasts, to those which focus on the contemporary social reality of the Berlin Republic.
Subject Motion pictures, German -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- Germany -- History.
Related Names Cooke, Paul, 1969-
Homewood, Chris.
ISBN 1848859074
9781848859081
1848859082
9781848859074
OCLC number 758981942