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German National Cinema (National Cinemas) Sabine Hake

German National Cinema (National Cinemas)

Sabine Hake

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ISBN : 9780415420983
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271 pages
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German National Cinema is the first comprehensive history of German film from its origins to the present. In this new edition, Sabine Hake discusses film-making in economic, political, social, and cultural terms, and considers the contribution ofMoreGerman National Cinema is the first comprehensive history of German film from its origins to the present. In this new edition, Sabine Hake discusses film-making in economic, political, social, and cultural terms, and considers the contribution of Germanys most popular films to changing definitions of genre, authorship, and film form.The book traces the central role of cinema in the nation s turbulent history from the Wilhelmine Empire to the Berlin Republic, with special attention paid to the competing demands of film as art, entertainment, and propaganda. Hake also explores the centrality of genre films and the star system to the development of a filmic imaginary.This fully revised and updated new edition will be required reading for everyone interested in German film and the history of modern Germany.