We are open but due to high demand and courier delays, delivery times are expected to be longer.
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Fear Eats the Soul (Angst Essen Seele Auf) by Laura Cottingham

In Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Fear Eats the Soul (Angst Essen Seele Auf, 1974) Emma (Brigitte Mira), a working-class widow and former member of the Nazi party, marries Ali (El Hedi ben Salem), a much younger Moroccan migrant worker. Set in Munich during the 1970s, the film melds the conventions of melodrama with a radical sensibility to present a portrait of racism and everyday hypocrisy in post-war Germany.

It is a film about the way conventional society detests anything and anybody unfamiliar - but also a film about the hopes and limits of love. Intricately directed, beautifully performed, and designed to show Munich life in all its shabby kitschiness, Fear Eats the Soul may be Fassbinder's finest film.

Laura Cottingham celebrates Fassbinder's achievement, placing Fear Eats the Soul in relation to his extraordinarily prolific career in theatre, film and television. Her analysis pulls back the thin curtain that separated his work from his tumultuous life. She also explores the director's debt to the lush Hollywood melodramas made by fellow German Douglas Sirk, especially All That Heaven Allows (1955). In a detailed scene-by-scene analysis, Cottingham shows how Fassbinder managed to combine beauty and tenderness with fierce political critique.

Buy Fear Eats the Soul (Angst Essen Seele Auf) by Laura Cottingham from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781839021794
Format: Paperback / softback
(190mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 100
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2020
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Fear Eats the Soul (Angst Essen Seele Auf) by Laura Cottingham

Book Reviews - Fear Eats the Soul (Angst Essen Seele Auf) by Laura Cottingham

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Fear Eats the Soul (Angst Essen Seele Auf) book by Laura Cottingham and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


A Preview for this title is currently not available.