Hitler - Films from Germany: History, Cinema and Politics since 1945 by K. MachtansHitler - Films from Germany: History, Cinema and Politics since 1945 by K. Machtans

Hitler - Films from Germany: History, Cinema and Politics since 1945

EditorK. Machtans, M. Ruehl

Hardcover | November 30, 2012

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The first book-length study to critically examine the recent wave of Hitler biopics in German cinema and television. A group of international experts discuss films like Downfall in the context of earlier portrayals of Hitler and draw out their implications for the changing place of the Third Reich in the national historical imagination.
MARTIN A. RUEHL is lecturer in German Thought at the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Cambridge University, UK, specializing in the cultural and intellectual history of modern Germany. His research concentrates on the myths and memories that have shaped German society and culture in the twentieth century. He has published boo...
Title:Hitler - Films from Germany: History, Cinema and Politics since 1945Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pagesPublished:November 30, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230229905

ISBN - 13:9780230229907


Table of Contents

Introduction; K.Machtans & M.Ruehl
The Führer's Fake: Presence of an Afterlife; E.Rentschler
'Hitler's shadow still looms over us': G.W. Pabst's The Last Ten Days as Film and Event; M.Töteberg
Our Hitler: A Film by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg; T.Elsaesser
Entombing the Nazi Past: On Downfall and Historicism; S.Hake
Tragedy and Farce: Dani Levy's Mein Führer; M.D.Richardson
Man, Demon, Icon: Hitler's Image between Cinematic Representation and Historical Reality; M.Elm
Hitler Wars: Guilt and Complicity from Hirschbiegel to Harald Schmidt; M.Butter
Hitler Nonfictional: On Didacticism and Exploitation in Recent Documentary Films; K.Stutterheim
Encountering Hitler: Seductive Charisma and Memory Spaces in Heinrich Breloer's Speer & Hitler; A.Bangert
Conclusion: Far Away So Close: Loving to Hate Hitler; J.von Moltke