Afterlives: Allegories of Film and Mortality in Early Weimar Germany

Afterlives: Allegories of Film and Mortality in Early Weimar Germany

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Hardcover, Bloomsbury USA Academic, 2014, ISBN13 9781441175380, ISBN10 1441175385
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"Weimar cultural critics and intellectuals have repeatedly linked the dynamic movement of the cinema to discourses of life and animation. Correspondingly, recent film historians and theorists have taken up these discourses to theorize the moving image, both in analog and digital. But, many important issues are overlooked. Combining close readings of individual films with detailed interpretations of philosophical texts, all produced in Weimar Germany immediately following the Great War, Afterlives: Allegories of Film and Mortality in Early Weimar Germany shows how these films teach viewers about living and dying within a modern, mass mediated context. Choe places relatively underanalyzed films such as F. W. Murnau's The Haunted Castle and Arthur Robison'sWarning Shadows alongside Martin Heidegger's early seminars on phenomenology, Sigmund Freud's Reflections upon War and Death and Max Scheler's critique of ressentiment. It is the experience of war trauma that underpins these corresponde

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"Weimar cultural critics and intellectuals have repeatedly linked the dynamic movement of the cinema to discourses of life and animation. Correspondingly, recent film historians and theorists have taken up these discourses to theorize the moving image, both in analog and digital. But, many important issues are overlooked. Combining close readings of individual films with detailed interpretations of philosophical texts, all produced in Weimar Germany immediately following the Great War, Afterlives: Allegories of Film and Mortality in Early Weimar Germany shows how these films teach viewers about living and dying within a modern, mass mediated context. Choe places relatively underanalyzed films such as F. W. Murnau's The Haunted Castle and Arthur Robison'sWarning Shadows alongside Martin Heidegger's early seminars on phenomenology, Sigmund Freud's Reflections upon War and Death and Max Scheler's critique of ressentiment. It is the experience of war trauma that underpins these corresponde

Weimar cultural critics and intellectuals have repeatedly linked the dynamic movement of the cinema to discourses of life and animation. Correspondingly, recent film historians and theorists have taken up these discourses to theorize the moving image, both in analog and digital. But, many important issues are overlooked. Combining close readings of individual films with detailed interpretations of philosophical texts, all produced in Weimar Germany immediately following the Great War, "Afterlives: Allegories of Film and Mortality in Early Weimar Germany" shows how these films teach viewers about living and dying within a modern, mass mediated context. Choe places relatively underanalyzed films such as F. W. Murnau's "The Haunted Castle" and Arthur Robison's "Warning Shadows" alongside Martin Heidegger's early seminars on phenomenology, Sigmund Freud's "Reflections upon War and Death" and Max Scheler's critique of "ressentiment." It is the experience of war trauma that underpins these correspondences, and Choe foregrounds life and death in the films by highlighting how they allegorize this opposition through the thematics of animation and stasis.

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Number of Pages: 288
Original Languages: English
Author: Choe, Steve
Series Title: Thinking Cinema
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: July, 2014
ISBN-13: 9781441175380
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 1.00 x 9.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 1441175385
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