In “But She’s a Thinker,” Pamela Katz discusses the process by which she and director Margarethe von Trotta chose the Eichmann years as the frame for their dramatic film about Hannah Arendt. After years of research and a great deal of thought, they believed this was the best way to portray a woman whose life was defined and derailed by exile.
"But She’s a Thinker"
pamela katz is a screenwriter and novelist whose most notable works are films made in collaboration with legendary director Margarethe von Trotta, including Rosenstrasse, The Other Woman, and most recently Hannah Arendt, which received international acclaim and was selected as one of the New York Times Top Ten Films of 2013. Her book, The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink, was released in January 2015 by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday Books. Katz teaches screenwriting at nyu’s Tisch Graduate Film Program and lives with her family in New York City and Berlin.
Pamela Katz; "But She’s a Thinker". differences 1 September 2015; 26 (2): 86–92. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10407391-3145985
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