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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 151–170.
Published: 01 November 2006
... Bassermannʼs “escapade into the nickelodeon”4 or needed to assert that his acting was “art” despite the cinematic medium. The disreputable status of early cinema also fi gures in an essay by the conservative cultural critic Hermann Duenschmann, who in 1912—just one year earlier—had demanded...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 67–98.
Published: 01 August 2018
... represent a unique response to this little-known history of early cinema. Focusing on “Blumfeld, an Elderly Bachelor,” “The Bucket Rider,” and “The Cares of a Family Man,” this article shows how Kafka’s stories draw, reflect, and expand on the possibilities of contemporaneous trick films by introducing...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 57–80.
Published: 01 February 2020
... in which they are assembled, and the constellation in which the elements are arranged. While discourses in early cinema had long advocated for film’s status as an art form and not only as a mass medium, film did not enter the museum as an artwork on display until the 1960s. 7 These early exhibited works...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 133–160.
Published: 01 August 2022
... as the periodization of film history. Careful intervenes in a seemingly closed chapter in the history of cinema: the film is made to look like a Technicolor part-talkie shot in the early 1930s and to seem as though it belonged to the German genre of the mountain film. In fact, however, it engenders a new...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 1–2.
Published: 01 August 2014
... around key aspects of her work: early cinema, treated in her first book in English, Babel and Babylon: Spectatorship and American Silent Film; the concept of a vernacular modernism in global cinema that guided some of her most recent work; and finally her overriding intellectual investments...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 6–8.
Published: 01 August 2014
... on Cinema and Experience  7 major (and minor) debates in German studies and cultural studies over the past half century. When Miriam turned to film, her academic acumen found its natural home. She was a devotee of early cinema because of the sociohistorical speci- ficities that the camera could...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 161–186.
Published: 01 August 2022
... television and radio broadcasts. 18 In his close reading of the American film noir cycle, Dimendberg identifies a tension between these two spatial models, with centrifugal space largely eclipsing the centripetally organized city in the transition from early-1940s films and urban space to the cinema...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 189–202.
Published: 01 August 2014
.... While promiscuity suggests a certain randomness, intellectual pro- miscuity implies rigor combined with randomness.2 In what follows I first unpack how Hansen understands cinema, including early cinema, as fun- damentally promiscuous. The cultural work of a promiscuous cinema can be unpacked only...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 3–6.
Published: 01 August 2014
... in presentism. There was also a change in our sense of history and the history of audiovisual media. In the 1980s film studies was still driven by the momentum of the 1970s vanguard activities in both praxis and theory. Just think of the dynamics brought by the latter into the discovery of early cinema...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 159–169.
Published: 01 August 2014
... continued her interest in the theme in such later essays as “Early Cinema, Late Cinema: Permutations of the Public Sphere,” which appeared in Screen in 1993. When Negt and Kluge’s book was finally translated into English in 1993, it was, fittingly, Hansen who wrote an extensive foreword.8...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 73–91.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the early 1920s, to American slapstick. Copyright © 2020 by New German Critique, Inc. 2020 Siegfried Kracauer film criticism Weimar cinema slapstick film theory When the Schumann-Großkino opened in 1923 as Germany’s largest cinema, among the spectators was a young man eager to make his...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 5–51.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of aggression, claimed one reviewer, clearly took as its ideal the Sensationsfi lm, a form of early cinema that offered carnivalesque performances and sensa- tional optical tricks.11 But can a Dadaist participate in unnerving performance pieces by night and direct actual propaganda fi lms for his...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 171–188.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of proletarian literature, and was embraced by the science and educa- tional film movement in the early to mid-1930s as broadly defined education. Within the realm of cinema, propaganda was recognized either as a distinct genre (along with entertainment, culture, and advertisement films) or as a renewed...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 91–114.
Published: 01 November 2015
... for the early postwar years. © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015 motion pictures Weimar Germany 1950s Germany genre Nazism In the Horror Mode? Weimar Flashbacks and Generic Hybridity in 1950s West German Cinema Jaimey Fisher In her...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 125–144.
Published: 01 August 2014
...: Early German Thinking about Film Katharina Loew Cinema’s emergence as a mass culture phenomenon in the early 1900s trig- gered intense public discussions all over Europe. Gauging the new medium’s social and aesthetic implications, commentators...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 20–28.
Published: 01 August 2014
... (but in the end unwritten) books abide implicitly within the finished book that we have before us. In that light, I was intrigued by Heide Schlüpmann’s comment about the initial shapes of Cinema and Expe- rience. I can remember talking with Miriam about Frauen und Film in the late 1970s and early 1980s...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 47–65.
Published: 01 August 2014
... says in the beginning of her essay “The Mass Production of the Senses,” the vernacular modernism idea first flashed across her mind as she read my 1996 account of the “Americanist” trend in early Soviet film theory and practice.3 All my essay said was that the Soviet image of Ameri- can cinema...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 109–117.
Published: 01 November 2023
... famously claimed, “is not an instrument for exploring the past, but rather a medium . . . a medium of that which is experienced, just as the earth is the medium in which ancient cities lie buried.” 29 In Benjamin’s view, this medium was perfectly embodied by early cinema with its moving images, montage...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 125–155.
Published: 01 November 2019
... generates a fundamental ambivalence about the efficient machine world depicted. In Gunning’s view, Unser täglich Brot erases borders between living organism and machine as it superimposes one onto the other, actualizing early cinema’s fascination with making visible. 29 Chicks, for instance, move...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 105–140.
Published: 01 February 2020
... to early cinema, see Musser, Emergence , 38–48 . 50. Michaëlis, Himmelskibet ; Michaëlis, Das Himmelsschiff . 51. Madsen, Himmelskibet / A Trip to Mars . 52. Cf. Hensel, Wie aus der Kunstgeschichte , 16n25, 26. 53. Bordwell, “Idea of Montage,” 9 . 54...