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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Jamie H. Trnka “The Struggle Is Over, the Wounds Are Open”: Cinematic Tropes, History, and the RAF in Recent German Film Jamie H. Trnka Recent German films have taken up questions of terrorist violence in ways distinct from an earlier...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 85–110.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Mattias Frey The history of the Young German Film and the European New Waves is widely rehearsed as the story of rebels who sought new visual languages in the face of moribund film culture. Perhaps less consistently told is the contemporaneous debate in Western European film periodicals about...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 33–44.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Eric Rentschler Abstract The often bemoaned crisis of West German cinema in the 1980s coincided with a dramatic changing of the nation’s film critical guard. The symptomatic impetus that had figured so strongly during the postwar era gave way to the so-called new subjectivism of young critics like...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 45–57.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Mattias Frey Abstract A prominent strain of discourse sees digital-age German film criticism in a terminal trajectory of commercialization and dumbing down. This article demonstrates that this rhetoric is not unique: neither to German-speaking countries nor to the digital age. Complaints about...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 45–60.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Ursula von Keitz Between Dramatization and Epicization: The Portrayal of Nazi Crimes in Exemplary German Films from the Late 1940s to the 1970s Ursula von Keitz This article examines how the portrayal of Nazi perpetrators in German fi lms...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 1–5.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Gerd Gemünden; Noah Isenberg Copyright © 2020 by New German Critique, Inc. 2020 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. For more than a century—dating as far back as 1907, when the first German-language film...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 125–144.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Katharina Loew Focusing on the German discussion about film between 1907 and 1914, this article explores efforts to fathom film technology's ability to provide access to a spiritual dimension. Some commentators argued that film technology facilitated novel forms of creative expressivity...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 159–178.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Axel Bangert This article examines how documentary film in reunified Germany has engaged with the Nazi past of “ordinary Germans” and their descendants. It analyzes films produced since 1990 that portray personal views of the period, including those of World War II veterans, Hitler's secretary...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 207–233.
Published: 01 November 2019
... situation. Their diagnosis is grim, for in their assessment the state of the nation’s film culture is altogether dire and depleted. Why, they wonder, are German films so unpopular? Why does Germany produce so few compelling genre films, and why do German films in general seem so averse to representing...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 181–205.
Published: 01 November 2019
... that takes stock of the state of German cities, German media, and German society from the viewpoint of their “end.” In reading these three variations of his essay films as “architectures of images,” the article presents Graf and his collaborators as “collectors” and “combiners,” who not only (re)construct...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 53–78.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Volker Pantenburg Abstract This article examines the work of Max Linz and Julian Radlmaier, two German directors born in the mid-1980s. It traces their academic and practical training in film studies and film directing and highlights their aesthetic and political approach as an attempt to counter...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 113–134.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Erin McGlothlin This article focuses on the 2007 short film Spielzeugland ( Toyland ) and its engagement with the cinematic trope of the “wrong” victim and with German-Jewish history. First, the article analyzes how the film imagines the so-called German-Jewish symbiosis at the moment of its most...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 135–157.
Published: 01 November 2014
... title refers. A Film Unfinished presents a paradigm of redoubled spectatorship: it is an Israeli film about the production of a German propaganda film, and it is also a film about the experience of encountering scenes from one's own past in such a film. The film's witnesses are positioned before...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 141–172.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Frederic Ponten Abstract This article details the brief collaboration between Siegfried Kracauer and Gregory Bateson in the Film Library of the Museum of Modern Art during World War II as an intriguing episode in intellectual history, touching on film and media studies, anthropology, and German...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 93–98.
Published: 01 November 2020
... relations. With a deadpan, whimsical tone, Farocki argues that all this is, or should be, film criticism—in German, Filmkritik . Copyright © 2020 by New German Critique, Inc. 2020 New German Cinema political film education alternative education Harun Farocki film criticism Although...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 9–30.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Eric Rentschler The first feature film from a vanquished nation, Wolfgang Staudte's Murderers Are among Us ( Mörder sind unter uns , 1946), repeatedly equates the physical destruction of German cities with psychic devastation, suggesting how heavily the past weighed on some, though not all...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 107–124.
Published: 01 August 2010
... landscape of postwar Germany that relativizes the publicly propagated new beginning(s) and that at least should be briefly mentioned here. Just as theHei ­ matfilm (homeland film) continued to preserve fascist traditions in the restor- ative Adenauer era, so did the Schlager (German hit song...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 171–191.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Randall Halle Unleashed by the markets that led to the Great Recession, processes of gentrification rapidly transform major German cities. The experiences of urban transformation have found critical expression in documentary and feature film. This article reviews the cultural history...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 137–170.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Adrian Daub Since the 1970s the German filmmaker Hans-Jürgen Syberberg has produced a series of highly unusual essay films and written lengthy diatribes promoting and defending them. This article reads Syberberg's essayistic output across media as a project of calculated self-delegitimation, which...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 75–98.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Marco Abel The contemporary German filmmaker Oskar Roehler can be considered a “postromance” director whose films obsessively present so-called single-generation protagonists who often blame their inability to maintain successful relationships on their generational predecessors, the 68ers. When...