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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 133–160.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Karolina Watroba Guy Maddin is a contemporary Canadian director who has been often lauded for the national distinctiveness of his work. Maddin’s Careful (1992), however, poses as an unrestored German Bergfilm (mountain film) from the early 1930s. This article offers a close reading of Careful...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 9–30.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Burghardt, sought to create docu- mentary verisimilitude through realistic images of ruined houses and rubble mountains (“Moralische Wiederaufrüstung im frühen deutschen Nachkriegsfilm,”diskurs film 8 [1996]: 243). New German Critique 110, Vol. 37, No. 2, Summer 2010 DOI 10.1215/0094033X-2010-002  ©...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 207–233.
Published: 01 November 2019
...- and mountain films, forgotten GDR jewels, and many others. The list recently appeared on MUBI, a self-avowed “online cinema and community for people who love film.” 39 The alternative canon presented by Graf and Sievert seems far less outré when one considers the adventurous programming choices...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 115–143.
Published: 01 November 2015
... their 26. The film’s setting—the rural scenery, open skies, and snowcapped mountains—includes all the necessary ingredients of German Heimat kitsch (Walther Killy, Deutscher Kitsch: Ein Versuch mit Beispielen [Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1962], 9–33, 141–52). 27. Felicitas Rose...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 181–205.
Published: 01 November 2019
... observational, and poetic rather than political. Often shifting in their modes of address—from the subtle tracing of an inherently frozen postwar society ( The Whispering in the Mountain of Things ) to the joyful celebration of physical and violent genre films ( Doomed Love and Open Wounds ), from acts...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 11–34.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Codruţa Morari Abstract The classical film western enacts the myth of American manifest destiny, codifying and promulgating stories of the conquest of the West. Subsequent so-called revisionist westerns, of which John Ford’s The Searchers (1956) is the preeminent example, call this triumphal master...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 141–172.
Published: 01 February 2020
... 7 T1, Siegfried Kracauer Nachlass). Courtesy of Suhrkamp Verlag. In the concluding chapter of From Caligari to Hitler , “National Epic,” Kracauer tries to capture the Nazi tendencies of “mountain films” produced in the early 1930s, especially in their relation to more explicitly political...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 67–98.
Published: 01 August 2018
... used in such a film are easy to imagine: reverse motion to animate the balls bouncing up mountain slopes and steep staircases, intercut with live-action shots of fleeing people, and stop-motion sequences, aided by wires, to animate the bowling pins as they leap up and chase after the balls. The need...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 39–72.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and the mountains—and bring these into “symbolic space” in order to “incorporate them into the image stock of humanity.” This is, Benjamin makes clear, a pedagogical task, recalling the educative function of the children’s performances: “To educate the image-making medium within us” ( AP , N1, 7). What the utopian...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 55–82.
Published: 01 August 2016
... Romance with Wildlife on Film . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . Morris Christopher . 2012 . Modernism and the Cult of Mountains: Music, Opera, Cinema . Farnham : Ashgate . Moser Thomas . 2000 . Europäische Integration, Dekolonisation, Eurafrika: Eine historische...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 53–74.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Margaret McCarthy Florian Illies's best seller Generation Golf: Eine Inspektion briefly alludes to the 1997 film Winterschläfer , underscoring its young leads' affinities with his own apolitical generation. Though Illies at most chides his contemporaries for their smugly integrated selfhood...
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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 (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 147–175.
Published: 01 August 2021
... in the possibility of capturing the object. Instead, film should be based “on a subjective mode of experience,” which it resembles. For example: A person who, after a year in the city, spends a few weeks in the mountains abstaining from all work, may unexpectedly experience colorful images of landscapes...
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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 (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 97–109.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Gertrud Koch The article discusses the notion of “experiment” and relates it—via Immanuel Kant's concept of liveliness, which is a central topos of aesthetic experience—to “animation” in film, insofar as both refer to “life sciences.” Drawing on the example of Sergei Eisenstein's poetics...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 145–157.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Bill Brown Through archaeological, conceptual, and rhetorical insights, Miriam Hansen puts play ( Spiel ) to work in Cinema and Experience . When she engages Walter Benjamin's treatment of film in the “Artwork” essay, she retrieves Spiel from Spielraum , naturalizing a somewhat idiosyncratic...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 67–82.
Published: 01 August 2014
... to the universe of Zola. Last, the film culminates in picturesque mountain landscapes that suggest a retreat to a loca- tion in which it is possible to live among a premodern social order (even with the presence of modern technologies). Contrast this with the opening of The General. The initial title...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 61–74.
Published: 01 November 2007
... This article originally appeared in Das Böse im Blick: Die Gegenwart des Nationalsozialismus im Film, ed. Margrit Frölich, Christian Schneider, and Karsten Visarius (Munich: edition text und kritik, 2007). 1. Frank Schirrmacher, “Filme, die Geschichte machen” (“Films That Make History FAZ, June 22...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 73–91.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of Distraction,” in The Mass Ornament ; Kracauer, “Task of the Film Critic” ; and the larger subset of reviews included in The Promise of Cinema , edited by Anton Kaes, Nicholas Baer, and Michael Cowan: “A Film (1924),” “Film Image and Prophetic Speech (1925),” “Mountains, Clouds, People (1926...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 73–94.
Published: 01 August 2010
... that division. After a brief discussion of the forerunners to this spatial coupling in the spy tunnels under Vienna and Berlin in the immediate postwar period, I survey the use of tunnels as escape routes after the construction of the Wall in 1961 through their depiction in fiction, memoirs, history, and film...