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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)): 157–179.
Published: 01 November 2019
... reveals strategies central to his filmmaking and especially to his documentary films. Seidl is particularly concerned with depicting his subjects’ complicity in the exploitation of labor, as seen in Safari (2016), a film about Austrians who travel to Namibia to hunt and collect trophies. Seidl presents...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 103–124.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Olivia Landry Abstract Spurred by the search for the identity of a colonial soldier captured in Germany during World War I, who left his trace in the form of a story in the sound archive in Berlin, Philip Scheffner’s documentary film The Halfmoon Files (2007) is an excavation of an obscured moment...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 55–82.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Thomas Lekan This article explores the doomsday vision of humans and other animals found in the nonfiction books, documentary films, and autobiography of former Frankfurt Zoological Garden director and television star Bernhard Grzimek. Focusing on his career transition in the 1940s and 1950s from...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 115–134.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Susanne Luhmann Literary and cinematic representations of private and familial histories of Nazi perpetration, collaboration, and support have proliferated since reunification. Three recent German documentary films each turn the lens on the filmmaker and his family in an effort to grapple publicly...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 125–155.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Fatima Naqvi Abstract The Austrian director Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s films consistently thematize linear perspective as a mode of thought. His documentaries use one-point perspective to draw attention to a scientific habitus, with its studied neutrality and foregrounded objectivity. His “partitive...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 57–73.
Published: 01 November 2014
... is depicted in Marcel Ophüls’s films The Sorrow and the Pity (1969) and The Memory of Justice (1976), as well as in his four-hour documentary Hotel Terminus—the Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1989). The film addresses the traces of surviv- ing perpetrators, accomplices, and sympathizers, all of whom...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 135–157.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Brad Prager The documentary A Film Unfinished (2010), by the Israeli filmmaker Yael Hersonski, examines footage produced in 1942 that was intended for a propaganda film. The Nazis left their original production incomplete, and its fragmentary remnants are the unfinished film to which Hersonski's...
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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 (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 91–116.
Published: 01 August 2019
... by a West German–Palestinian commando and explores historical references to the traumatic memories of the Holocaust that resonated in the public perception, cinematic depiction, and commemoration of the event. Through an analysis of newspaper coverage, documentary reports, docudrama films, and attempted...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 75–93.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the recognition of an aesthetic approach that blurs the bound- aries between authenticity and fiction, documentary and feature film, and past and present. When it comes to The Himmler Project and The Specialist, the usual parameters that define documentary film no longer apply. Both inhabit...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2007
... in ways distinct from an earlier wave of cinematic representations.1 Andres Veiel’s 2001 documentary Black Box BRD signals one articulation of the representa- tional shift relative to broader questions about history and film. The tension in Veiel’s work between the aesthetics of film form...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 31–47.
Published: 01 August 2010
...David Bathrick The Hollywood director Billy Wilder was involved in three postwar films about Germany: a twenty-two-minute documentary about the concentration camps titled Death Mills (1945) that he edited; the other two, which he directed and coscripted, were the feature films A Foreign Affair...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 1–40.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Michael Cowan The Querschnittfilm (cross-section film) has long been recognized as a documentary genre appropriate to mass society that uses montage, not the narrative development of individual characters, to compare various people and phenomena. But the term and concept of Querschnitt had both...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 35–55.
Published: 01 November 2014
... methods and the various tendencies to which he gives space are explored below, as are the historical, film-historical, and theoretical contexts in which Respite appears. Starting in the 1970s, documentaries about concentration camps attached themselves to eyewitness accounts with increasing...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 173–195.
Published: 01 February 2020
... Archive in German Memory Culture , which focuses on the relationship between contemporary Holocaust memory culture in Germany and the archive as seen in memorials, documentary film and theater, and prose narratives. 10. Gwyer, “Beyond Lateness?,” 137–38. 11. Hirsch, Generation of Postmemory...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 79–101.
Published: 01 November 2019
... is through jump cuts, montage, extradiegetic music, and the conspicuous display of its actors, equipment, and staff. Music is, of course, also produced. The difference between music and documentary film, the inscribed director seems to suggest, is that music does not attempt to depict an external reality...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 147–175.
Published: 01 August 2021
... . 39. Kluge and Eder, “Debate on the Documentary Film,” 199 . 40. Kluge and Eder, “Debate on the Documentary Film,” 198 . 41. Kluge, “Political as Intensity of Everyday Feelings,” 284 . 42. Adorno, In Search of Wagner , 90 . 43. Penn, “Time-Image,” 1160 . 44...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 109–117.
Published: 01 November 2023
... die Dekolonisierung des Wissens .” Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft 11 , nos. 20–21 ( 2019 ): 96 – 111 . Landry Olivia . A Decolonizing Ear: Documentary Film Disrupts the Archive . Toronto : University of Toronto Press , 2022 . Lippmann Malve , and Sungu Can...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 95–112.
Published: 01 November 2014
...) and Life Is Beautiful (1997), accounting for the breadth and even the depth effects of cinema, and referring to a “reconciliation between memory and narrative forms of entertainment,” an effect that “has not been achieved by the vast proliferation of documentary films.”6 He is surely justified...