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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 81–103.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Sabine Haenni Abstract Focusing on Alexander Kluge’s short film Chicago im Zeitraffer ( Chicago in Time Lapse ), this article inserts his work with moving images into a larger genealogy of the city symphony film. Elucidating his relationship with the historical cinematic avant-garde, as Kluge...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 1–8.
Published: 01 February 2020
... music become points of entry for critically rethinking both the cinematic genre of the city symphony film and transatlantic “loops” of “racial histories” in capitalist regimes of vision, sound, and erasure. Volume 6 of the Alexander Kluge-Jahrbuch brings Kluge’s reflections on the poetic power...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 113–136.
Published: 01 August 2013
... to the growing ascendancy of Mahler, Kastle set his film in its entirety to the Sixth, or “Tragic,” Symphony, though in a manner that ironi- cally preserved the former dominant judgment on the composer. “Mahler was overbaked in a beautiful way and this whole story is overbaked,” Kastle said. “That Mahler...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 1–40.
Published: 01 November 2013
... him- self does in his analysis of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera (1929)— at another phenomenon from the late 1920s: the city symphony film, with its emphasis on representing simultaneous actions and cataloging typical mani- festations of city life.6 Expanding on this intuition here...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 91–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
... with anecdotes about Adorno’s access to culture industry insiders, members of the Rockefeller Foundation, directors and actors, film projects, and so on.5 Jenemann’s “central premise” is that “one can begin to reformulate the ques- tions about just what America meant to Adorno and how important his exile...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 73–91.
Published: 01 November 2020
... had something similar in mind for his city symphony, Berlin [ Symphony of a Great City , dir. Walter Ruttmann, Germany, 1927]. But whereas the latter’s associations were purely formal (even in his sound-image films, he appears to settle for entirely external connections that he fails to penetrate...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 181–205.
Published: 01 November 2019
...-scale urban essay Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003), which aims at reconstructing a portrait of Los Angeles from countless film excerpts, as a “city symphony in reverse” to account for the film’s retrospective impetus. This retrospective glance also pervades Munich as the film critic and the filmmaker...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 79–101.
Published: 01 November 2019
... ( 1977 ): 22 – 38 . Busche Andreas . “ Kritik zu Umsonst .” Epd Film , June 20 , 2014 . www.epd-film.de/filmkritiken/umsonst . Certeau Michel de . “ Walking in the City .” In The Practice of Everyday Life , translated by Rendall Steven , 91 – 110 . Berkeley : University...
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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 (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 27–52.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Lydia Goehr By juxtaposing remarks of Mark Twain and Theodor W. Adorno, along with examples from operetta, radio, film, TV, and YouTube, this article maintains that popular parodies of Richard Wagner have focused less on the composer than on his devoted public—especially given the significant...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 2010
... image of modern Berlin promoted in the daily press, in films, and in advertising during the Weimar Republic. This was done to display the German capital as a “human” city in which the urban dweller could feel at home. Although the late 1920s are mostly considered a period of medium optimism, Stone's...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 99–118.
Published: 01 February 2010
... as his sharp critique of the documentary illusion as manifest, for example, in the celebrated fi lm Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927), by Walther Ruttmann. In both cases, Kracauer’s criticism stresses that it does not suffi ce to arbitrarily reproduce the given to represent reality—a position...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 9–38.
Published: 01 February 2011
... distinct moments in German history merge. The documentary images that Kluge eventually inserts include German civilians from bombed-out cities and soldiers either killed or taken prisoner at Stalingrad. These two sites signify for Kluge the central catastrophes in the film—and the constitutive...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 133–183.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Maria Gough Drawing on archival and recently published documents, this essay examines the historical encounter of two major communist photomonteurs in Moscow in 1931—John Heartfield, visiting from Weimar Germany under the auspices of the Comintern, and Gustavs Klucis, a Latvian resident of the city...