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Dismantling the Dream Factory: Gender, German Cinema, and the Postwar Quest for a New Film Language

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Publication date: September 2009
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The history of postwar German cinema has most often been told as a story of failure, a failure paradoxically epitomized by the remarkable popularity of film throughout the late 1940s and 1950s. Through the analysis of 10 representative films, Hester Baer reassesses this period, looking in particular at how the attempt to 'dismantle the dream factory' of Nazi entertainment cinema resulted in a new cinematic language which developed as a result of the changing audience demographic. In an era when female viewers comprised 70 per cent of cinema audiences a 'women's cinema' emerged, which sought to appeal to female spectators through its genres, star choices, stories and formal conventions. In addition to analyzing the formal language and narrative content of these films, Baer uses a wide array of other sources to reconstruct the original context of their reception, including promotional and publicity materials, film programs, censorship documents, reviews and spreads in fan magazines. This book presents a new take on an essential period, which saw the rebirth of German cinema after its thorough delegitimization under the Nazi regime.

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Dismantling the Dream Factory: Gender, German Cinema, and the Postwar Quest for a New Film Language PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Hester Baer
Berghahn Books, September 2009
ISBN: 9781845459451
EAN:  2370007148929
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List Price: $34.95 eBook price: $32.99
Dismantling the Dream Factory: Gender, German Cinema, and the Postwar Quest for a New Film Language ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Hester Baer
Berghahn Books, September 2009
ISBN: 9781845459451
EAN:  9781845459451
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $34.95 eBook price: $32.99