Postwall German Cinema

Postwall German Cinema

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Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, there has been a proliferation of German historical films. These productions have earned prestigious awards and succeeded at box offices both at home and abroad, where they count among the most popular German films of all time. Recently, however, the country's cinematic take on history has seen a significant new development: the radical style, content, and politics of the New German Cinema. With in-depth analyses of the major trends and films, this book represents a comprehensive assessment of the historical film in today's Germany. Challenging previous paradigms, it takes account of a postwall cinema that complexly engages with various historiographical forms and, above all, with film history itself.In the first years of the new millennium, the Red Army Fraction (RAF), West Germanya#39;s homegrown terrorists of the 1970s and 1980s, enjoyed a renewed prominence. The iconography of the Baader-Meinhof Group was transformed into what the popular press termed a€œradical chic. ... presented a profusion of RAF plays and performance pieces.3 The RAF even became the subject of a pop song whenanbsp;...

Title:Postwall German Cinema
Author: Mattias Frey
Publisher:Berghahn Books - 2013-05-15

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