A Second Life: German Cinema's First Decades (Amsterdam by Thomas Elsaesser

By Thomas Elsaesser

German cinema is better identified for its paintings cinema and its lengthy line of remarkable person administrators. The double highlight on those topic has basically deepened the obscurity surrounding the preferred cinema. German Cinema plays one of those archaeology on a interval mostly neglected: the 1st twenty years of German cinema. This number of essays by means of proven authors refocuses the phrases of a debate that would enhance within the future years about the historic and cultural value of renowned cinema in Wilhelmine Germany.

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