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Author Kester, Bernadette, 1959-

Title Film front Weimar : representations of the First World War in German films of the Weimar period (1919-1933) / Bernadette Kester.

Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2003.


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Description 1 online resource (329 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Film culture in transition
Film culture in transition.
Note Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, 1998.
Filmography: pages 291-301.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-317) and indexes.
Note Print version record.
Contents 'Lehrreich und amüsant' -- Historical films in the period 1896-1933 -- 'Die Legende von der Unschuld' -- Films about the run-up to the war, especially 1914. Die letzten Tage vor dem Weltbrand -- 'Das Dokumentarische gewinnt die Oberhand' -- Archival footage and constructions in war films -- 'Wenn wir Helden wären, wären wir schon längst daheim' -- Realism and anti-war tendencies in four films -- 'Auf dem Meere, da ist der Mann noch etwas wert' -- Films about the German navy during the First World War -- 'Neid, Leid, Tränen -- das ist der Krieg' -- Gender and war films.
Summary "The Weimar Republic is widely regarded as a precursor to the Nazi era and as a period in which jazz, architecture and expressionist films all contributed to a cultural flourishing. the so-called Golden Twenties however was also a decade in which Germany had to deal with the aftermath of the First World War. Film Front Weimar shows how Germany tried to reconcile the horrendous experiences of the war through the war films made between 1919 and 1933. These films shed light on the way Germany chose to remember its recent past. A body of twenty-five films is analysed. For insight into the understanding and reception of these films at the time, hundreds of film reviews, censorship reports and some popular history books are discussed. This is the first rigorous study of these hitherto unacknowledged war films." "The chapters are ordered thematically: war documentaries, films on the causes of the war, the front life, the war at sea and the home front."--Jacket.
Subject World War (1914-1918) (OCoLC)fst01180746
Bibel Philemonbrief (DE-588)4075950-7
BMBF-Statusseminar (DE-588)1092055606
World War, 1914-1918 -- Motion pictures and the war.
Motion pictures -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Propaganda, German -- History -- 20th century.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference.
Motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01027285
Propaganda, German. (OCoLC)fst01079026
War and motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01919878
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Weltkrieg 1914-1918, Motiv (DE-588)4189594-0
Eerste Wereldoorlog.
Weimarer Republik (DE-588)4065109-5
Chronological Term Geschichte 1919-1933.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Filmfront Weimar. English
Other Form: Print version: Kester, Bernadette, 1959- Filmfront Weimar. English. Film front Weimar. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2003 9053565981 9053565973 (DLC) 2003443441 (OCoLC)51952234
ISBN 0585498830 (electronic bk.)
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