The Dark Mirror
German Cinema Between Hitler and Hollywood
By (author) Lutz Koepnick
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Dark Mirror by Lutz Koepnick
Book DescriptionLutz Koepnick analyzes the complicated relationship between two cinemas--Hollywood's and Nazi Germany's--in this theoretically and politically incisive study. The Dark Mirror examines the split course of German popular film from the early 1930s until the mid 1950s, showing how Nazi filmmakers appropriated Hollywood conventions and how German film exiles reworked German cultural material in their efforts to find a working base in the Hollywood studio system. Through detailed readings of specific films, Koepnick provides a vivid sense of the give and take between German and American cinema.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520233119
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Lutz Koepnick
Lutz Koepnick is Associate Professor of German and Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of Walter Benjamin and the Aesthetics of Power (1999) and Nothungs Modernitat: Wagners Ring und die Poesie der Macht im neunzehnten Jahrhundert (1994).
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