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Title Totalitarianism on screen : the art and politics of the lives of others / edited by Carl Eric Scott and F. Flagg Taylor IV
Published Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (275 pages) : illustrations
Contents Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1. Post-Totalitarianism in The Lives of Others; 2. What Is a Dissident?; 3. Communist Moral Corruption andthe Redemptive Power of Art; 4. Long Day's Journey into Brecht; 5. The Tragic Ambiguity, or Ambiguous Tragedy, of Christa-Maria Sieland; 6. The Lives of Others, Good Bye Lenin!and the Power of Everydayness; 7. On the Impossibility of Withdrawal; 8. Fiction or Lived History?; 9. The Ghosts Are Leaving the Shadows; 10. Against Forgetting; 11. East German Totalitarianism; 12. The Stasi; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Index
Summary From its creation in 1950, to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the German Democratic Republic's Ministry for State Security closely monitored its nation's citizens. Known as the Staatssicherheit or Stasi, this organization was regarded as one of the most repressive intelligence agencies in the world. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's 2006 film The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) has received international acclaim -- including an Academy Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and multiple German Film Awards -- for its moving portrayal of East German life under the pervasive surveil
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Leben der Anderen (Motion picture)
Leben der Anderen (Motion picture) fast
Subject Totalitarianism and motion pictures.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
Totalitarianism and motion pictures
Totalitarism i filmen.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Scott, Carl Eric, editor.
Taylor, F. Flagg, editor.
ISBN 9780813144993