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: From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film (): Seigfried Kracauer: Books. By SIEGFRIED KRACAUER sake ; rather, it aims at increasing our knowledge of pre-Hitler Ger- . asylum symbolize Or. Caligari’s position at the top of the. Wiki for Collaborative Studies of Arts, Media and Humanities.

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From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I thought the book did a good job when it focused on the workmanlike task of just cataloging films from the silent era when Weimar was a cinema powerhouse equal to Hollywood today, and of course I have no complaints about the photographs. It is then interesting that being one of the Godfathers of calligari theory, Kracauer was in some ways a self-made intellectual, inventing hitleg of the jargon of theory out of whole cloth.

Nov 02, Tosh rated tk really liked it. Return to Book Page. Schooled as an architect, he wrote intellectual pieces for German newspapers during the 20’s, and was one of the first to take the ephemera of modern life movies, hotel lobbies, can-can girls as serious subjects worthy of observation.

December 17, at 2: A Psychological History of the German Filmwhich traces the birth of Nazism from the cinema of the Weimar Republic as well as helping lay the foundation of modern film criticism. The Redemption of Physical Reality, which argued that realism is the most important function of cinema. When it was last checked out I was in elementary school and knew nothing of the joys of German expressionism and silent film.


May 24, Christopher rated it it was ok Shelves: Meng Chin Leong says: You will be redirected back to your article in seconds. In the book, Kracauer postulates the film The Cabinet of Dr. My checkout date was I almost had to buy this book on Amazon.

The book has become an undisputed classic of film historiography, laying the foundations for the serious study of film. Dec 20, kate added it. To view it, click here. German Cinema in the Age of the Masses. Jennie rated it it was amazing Nov 18, He wished leftist films had the same strength, but does not seem to grasp if they did they would not be good films, and hitleer their own way fascist.

Caligari undermines his argument about the revolutionary intent of its writers.

Books by Siegfried Kracauer. Nov 12, Kronen rated it really liked it. A super fascinating subject matter – where culture, evil politics, and cinema art all meet up. Apesar dos pesares, gostei bastante.

Venice Film Review: ‘From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses’

This period is also an interesting moment in German history; the rebuilding of the economy after WWI, the rise of socialism and Hitler. I almost had to buy this book on Amazon. This volume is a must-have for the film historian, film theorist, or cinema enthusiast.


December 16, at 5: As a work of cinematic history, This is an incredibly dense survey of the trends in German cinema from its inception through the rise of Hitler. Surprisingly humorous for a book about German culture.

‘From Caligari to Hitler’ Review: A Study of Weimar Cinema – Variety

However, like his predecessor, Suchsland ignores non-German influences: Previous video Next video. Be the first to ask a question about From Caligari to Hitler. But the author’s remote pedantic tone and dry rendering of this material left me underwhelmed. I spent a great amount kraczuer time t Siegfried Kracauer over the last semester in a class I took on Weimar Cinema: Dec 21, jade rated it liked it.

An incredibly ambitious attempt to psychoanalyze — through film — the cultural components that built up to the Nazi regime. He seems to want the impossible in caligafi, some ideal cinematic progressive propaganda vision, and sees the lack of this vision, be it through popular and sentimental or artistic and ambiguous films, to be complicit with the rise of fascism.