director, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau


Author: Roy Ashbury

Publisher: Longman Pub Group


Category: Fiction

Page: 86

View: 3204

"Is this your wife? What a lovely throat." - Max Schreck as Graf Orlock in Nosferatu Provides excerpts of reviews and gives a background to the film. Includes biographies of key cast and crew, and puts the movie in the cultural context of Germany and the world in 1922 Looks at production, writing, key scenes, themes and techniques used in making the movie. Go behind the scenes of Nosferatu with the ultimate film guides and get the bigger picture. Discover how Murnau saw himself as an artist and how he uses artwork and specific paintings to influence the look of a scene and how set design adds a visual intensity. Consider the film in the context of history and circumstance and how the experience of war and defeat is reflected in the film. Get a background of the small production company responsible for the film and short biographies of Albin Grau, F.W. Murnau, the director, Henrik Galeen, scriptwriter, Fritz Arno Wagner, cinematographer, and several actors including Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Great Schroeder and Ruth Landshoff. Included is a bibliography of books and articles having to do with German filmaking, and Nosferatu, a listing of cinematic terms and a listing of credits. Learn why Murnau recruited an inexperienced girl for the role of Ruth and what features and techniques have become recognized as stylistic traits of Murnau's films. Written in a accessible style, Nosferatu is excellent reading for the movie fan or flm student alike. Roy Ashbury is head of Media Studies at Queen Mary's College.

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau

ein Melancholiker des Films


Author: Karin Messlinger,Vera Thomas,Filmmuseum Berlin--Deutsche Kinemathek

Publisher: N.A


Category: Murnau, F. W

Page: 302

View: 7136


Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3476036863


Page: N.A

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Weimar Cinema and After

Germany's Historical Imaginary


Author: Thomas Elsaesser,Professor in the Department of Art and Culture Thomas Elsaesser

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415012355

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 472

View: 5767

"Weinar Cinema and After: Germany's Historical Imaginary offers a fresh perspective on this most 'national' of national cinemas, re-evaluating such labels as 'Expressionist film' and 'The New Sobriety' and even putting 'fascination fascism' and film noir in a different, international context. Thomas Elsaesser questions the conventional readings which link these genres and movements solely to the legacy of German romanticism and nationalism, and offers new approaches to analysing the function of national cinema in an advanced 'culture industry'."--BOOK JACKET.

Federal Register


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Administrative law

Page: N.A

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The Concise Cinegraph

Encyclopaedia of German Cinema


Author: ans-Michael Bock,,,im Bergfelder,,

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857455659

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 600

View: 1821

This comprehensive guide is an ideal reference work for film specialists and enthusiasts. First published in 1984 but continuously updated ever since, CineGraph is the most authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia on German-speaking cinema in the German language. This condensed and substantially revised English-language edition makes this important resource available to students and researchers for the first time outside its German context. It offers a representative historical overview through bio-filmographical entries on the main protagonists, from the beginnings to the present day. Included are directors and actors, writers and cameramen, composers and production designers, film theorists and critics, producers and distributors, inventors and manufacturers. An appendix includes short introductory essays on specific periods and movements, such as Early Film, Weimar, Nazi Cinema, DEFA, New German Cinema, and German film since unification, as well as on cinematic developments in Austria and Switzerland. Sections that crossreference names around specific professional groups and themes will prove equally invaluable to researchers.

Cinematic Metaphor in Perspective

Reflections on a Transdisciplinary Framework


Author: Sarah Greifenstein,Dorothea Horst,Thomas Scherer,Christina Schmitt,Hermann Kappelhoff,Cornelia Müller

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110615037

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 158

View: 4463

Over centuries, scholars have explored how metaphor contributes to thought, language, culture. This collection of essays reflects on Müller, Kappelhoff, and colleagues’ transdisciplinary (film studies and linguistics) approach formulated in "Cinematic Metaphor: Experience – Affectivity – Temporality". The key concept of cinematic metaphor opens up reflections on metaphor as a form of embodied meaning-making in human life across disciplines. The book documents collaborative work, reflecting intense, sometimes controversial, discussions across disciplinary boundaries. In this edited volume, renowned authors explore how exposure to the framework of Cinematic Metaphor inspires their views of metaphor in film and of metaphor theory and analysis more generally. Contributions include explorations from the point of view of applied linguistics (Lynne Cameron), cognitive linguistics (Alan Cienki), media studies (Kathrin Fahlenbrach), media history (Michael Wedel), philosophy (Anne Eusterschulte), and psychology (Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.).

The Queer Encyclopedia of Film and Television


Author: Claude Summers

Publisher: Cleis Press Start

ISBN: 1573448826

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

View: 5773

From Hollywood films to TV soap operas, from Vegas extravaganzas to Broadway theater to haute couture, this comprehensive encyclopedia contains over 200 entries and 200 photos that document the irrepressible impact of queer creative artists on popular culture. How did Liberace’s costumes almost kill him? Which lesbian comedian spent her high school years as “the best white cheerleader in Detroit?” For these answers and more, fans can dip into The Queer Encyclopedia of Film, Theater, and Popular Culture. Drawn from the fascinating online encyclopedia of queer arts and culture, — which the Advocate dubbed “the Encyclopedia Brittaniqueer” — this may be the only reference book in which RuPaul and Jean Cocteau jostle for space. From the porn industry to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, from bodybuilding to Dorothy Arzner, it’s a queer, queer world, and The Queer Encyclopedia is the indispensable guide: readable, authoritative, and concise. And perfect to read by candelabra. (The answers to the two questions above: from the dry cleaning fumes, Lily Tomlin.)