The Haunted Screen: Expressionism in the German Cinema and the Influence of Max Reinhardt

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University of California Press, 2008 - Performing Arts - 360 pages
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The golden age of German cinema began at the end of the First World War and ended shortly after the coming of sound. From The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari onwards the principal films of this period were characterized by two influences: literary Expressionism and the innovations of the theater directors of this period, in particular Max Reinhardt. This book demonstrates the connection between German Romanticism and the cinema through Expressionist writings.
  

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Awesome. And a lot of the key film references can be found on netflix instant streaming. I highly recommend The Hands of Orlac. =) Read full review

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Contents

Foreword to the English language edition
7
the Influence of Max Reinhardt
39
Lubitsch and the Costume Film
75
The Stylized Fantastic
89
DecorativeExpressionism
115
The World of Shadows and Mirrors
129
Studio Architecture and Landscape
151
The Expressionist Debut of a Realistic Director
171
The Handling of Crowds
223
The Fritz Lang Thriller
237
Tragedies of the Street
251
The Evolution of the Costume Film
269
The Climax of the Chiaroscuro
285
The Decline of the German Film
309
The Dreigroschenoper Lawsuit
343
Sources of Illustrations
360

Murnau and the Kammerspielfilm
207

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About the author (2008)

Film critic, poet, and historian Lotte H. Eisner (1896-1983) was Chief Archivist for the French Cinematheque and a member of the French Légion d'honneur.

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