Continental Strangers: German Exile Cinema, 1933-1951

Continental Strangers: German Exile Cinema, 1933-1951

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Paperback, Columbia Univ Pr, 2014, ISBN13 9780231166799, ISBN10 0231166796
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Paperback, Columbia Univ Pr, 2014, ISBN13 9780231166799, ISBN10 0231166796

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Paperback, Columbia Univ Pr, 2014, ISBN13 9780231166799, ISBN10 0231166796

Hundreds of German-speaking film professionals took refuge in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s, making a lasting contribution to American cinema. Hailing from Austria, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and the Ukraine, as well as Germany, and including Ernst Lubitsch, Fred Zinnemann, Billy Wilder, and Fritz Lang, these multicultural, multilingual writers and directors betrayed distinct cultural sensibilities in their art. Gerd Gem?nden focuses on Edgar G. Ulmer's "The Black Cat" (1934), William Dieterle's "The Life of Emile Zola" (1937), Ernst Lubitsch's "To Be or Not to Be" (1942), Bertold Brecht and Fritz Lang's "Hangmen Also Die" (1943), Fred Zinneman's "Act of Violence" (1948), and Peter Lorre's "Der Verlorene" (1951), engaging with issues of realism, auteurism, and genre while tracing the relationship between film and history, Hollywood politics and censorship, and exile and (re)migration.

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Number of Pages: 276
Original Languages: English
Author: Gem?nden, Gerd
Series Title: Film and Culture Series
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Publication Date: January, 2014
ISBN-13: 9780231166799
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0231166796
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