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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
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2003


Description 1 online resource (329 pages) : illustrations
Series Film culture in transition
Film culture in transition.
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 -- Epilogue
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
Notes 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
Notes English
Print version record
SUBJECT BMBF-Statusseminar gnd
Bibel Philemonbrief gnd
Subject 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
Propaganda, German
War and motion pictures
Erster Weltkrieg Motiv
Weimarer Republik
Eerste Wereldoorlog.
Genre/Form Electronic book
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585498830
Other Titles Filmfront Weimar. English