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GERM2050
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From Caligari to Hitler: Introduction to German Cinema, 2017/18, Semester 1, 2
Chris Homewood
C.J.Homewood@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Introductory Reading

Beicken, Peter, Wie interpretiert man einen Film? : für die Sekundarstufe II ISBN: 3150152275; 9783150152270 (Stuttgart, 2004) (a cheap and useful text to buy if you can find a copy)

Buckland, Warren, Teach Yourself Film Studies (London, 2003)

Cooke, Paul, The pocket essential German expressionist films ISBN: 1904048013 (London, 2002)

Monaco, James, How to Read a Film: The Art, Technology, Language, History and Theory of Film and Media (Oxford, 1981)

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On the web

Filmportal.de

german-films.de

Internet Movie Database

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General Books on Expressionist Film and Weimar Culture

Bergfelder, Tim, Erica Carter and Deniz Gokturk (eds) The German cinema book ISBN: 085170946x (pbk.) : £15.99; 0851709451 (London, 2002)

Bordwell, David and Kristen Thompson, Film History: an Introduction (New York,1994)

Coates, Paul, The gorgons gaze: German cinema, expressionism, and the image of horror (Cambridge, 1991)

Cook, David, A History of Narrative Film, 2nd edn. (New York, 1990)

Cooke, Paul, The pocket essential German expressionist films ISBN: 1904048013 (London, 2002)

Eisner, Lotte, The haunted screen : expressionism in the German cinema and the influence of Max Reinhardt ISBN: 0520024796 (Berkeley, 1973)

Ellis, Jack C., A history of film (London, 1978)

Elsaesser, Thomas and Michael Wedel (eds), The BFI companion to German cinema ISBN: 0851707513 (pbk.) : £13.99; 0851707505 (London, 1999).

Elsaesser, Thomas, Weimar cinema and after : Germany's historical imaginary ISBN: 041501235x (pbk); 0415012341 (London, 2000)

Gay, Peter, Weimar Culture: The Outsider as Insider (London, 1974)

Jacobsen, W and Anton Kaes (eds.), Geschichte des deutschen Films ISBN: 3476008835 (Stuttgart, 1993)

Kracauer, Siegfried, From Caligari to Hitler (Princeton, 1947)

Kreimeier. Klaus, The Ufa story : a history of Germany's greatest film company, 1918-1945 ISBN: 0809094835 (Berkeley, 1999)

Kuzniar, Alice A., The queer German cinema ISBN: 0804739951 (pbk.) : £11.95; 0804737487 (Stanford, 2000)

Lee, Stephen. J., The Weimar Republic [electronic resource] ISBN: 1315881314; 9781315881317 (London, 1998)

Manvell, Roger and Heinrich Fraenkel, The German cinema ISBN: 0460039199 (London, 1971)

Petro, P, Joyless streets : women and melodramatic representation in Weimar Germany (Princeton, 1989)

Rogowski, Christian (ed.), The many faces of Weimar cinema : rediscovering Germany's filmic legacy (Rochester, 2012)

Salt, Barry, ‘From Caligari to Who?’, Sight and sound. ISSN: 0037-4806 48 (1970), 119-123

Sandford, John, `Chaos and Control in the Weimar Film', German life and letters. ISSN: 0016-8777, 48 (1995), 311-23

Saunders, Thomas J., Hollywood in Berlin: American cinema and Weimar Germany (London, c1994).

Silberman, Marc, German cinema : texts in context ISBN: 0814325602 (Wayne State University Press, (1995).

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On Caligari and Wiene

Budd, Mike (ed), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari : texts, contexts, histories ISBN: 0813515718 (pbk); 081351570x (New Brunswick, 1990)

Minden, Michael, `Politics and the silent cinema: The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Battleship Potemkin' in Edward Timms and Peter Collier (eds), Visions and blueprints : avant-garde culture and radical politics in early twentieth-century Europe ISBN: 0719022606(Manchester, 1988)

Murphy, Richard J, `Carnival Desire and the Sideshow of Fantasy: Dream, Duplicity and Representational Instability in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari', The Germanic review : literature, culture, theory., 66 (1991) 48-56

Prawer, Siegbert Solomon, Caligari's children : the film as tale of terror ISBN: 030680347X (New York,1980)

Robinson, David, Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari ISBN: 0851706452 (pbk) (London, 1997)

Rubenstein, Lenny, `Caligari and the Rise of Expressionist Film' in Stephen Eric Bronner and Douglas Kellner (eds), Passion and rebellion : the expressionist heritage ISBN: 0231067623; 0231067631 (pbk)

(London, 1983)

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On Nosferatu and Murnau

Collier. Jo Leslie, From Wagner to Murnau : the transposition of romanticism from stage to screen ISBN: 0773420142 (alk. paper); 0835718433 (London, 1998)

Eisner, Lotte F.W. Murnau (London, 1964)

Prawer, S.S., BFI Guide to Nosferatu - Phantom der Nacht ISBN: 1844570312 (London, 2004)

Prodolliet. Ernest, Nosferatu : die Entwicklung des Vampirfilms von Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau bis Werner Herzog ISBN: 3727802235 (Freiburg, 1980)

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On M and Lang

Bergstrom, Janet, `Psychological Explanation in the Films of Lang and Pabst' in E Ann Kaplan (ed) Psychoanalysis and Cinema (New York, 1990)

Eisner, Lotte, Fritz Lang ISBN: 0306802716 (London, 1976)

Gunning, Tom, The films of Fritz Lang : allegories of vision and modernity ISBN: 0851707432 (pbk. ; cased) : £13.99; 0851707424 (London, 2000)

Jenkins, Stephen (ed), Fritz Lang : the image and the look ISBN: 0851701094 (pbk ; cased) : £3.95; 0851701086 (London, 1981)

Jensen, Paul M, The cinema of Fritz Lang ISBN: 0302020020 (New York, 1969)

McGilligan, Patrick, Fritz Lang : the nature of the beast ISBN: 0571191754 (London, 1997)

Rutsky, R.L., ‘The Mediation of Technology and Gender: Metropolis, Nazism, Modernism’, New German critique. ISSN: 0094-033X, 60 (1993), 3-32

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On Film Noir and Wilder

Hopp, Billy Wilder : the cinema of wit 1906-2002 ISBN: 3822815950 (Taschen, 2003)

Horton, Robert (ed.), Billy Wilder : interviews ISBN: 1578064449 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1578064430 (Conversations with Filmmakers Series) (Mississippi, 2002)

Kaplan, E. Ann (ed.), Women in film noir (London, 1998)

Naremore, James, More than night: film noir in its contexts (Berkeley, 1998)

Silver, Alain and James Ursini (eds), Film noir reader (London, 1996)

Palmer, R. Barton, Hollywood's dark cinema : the American film noir ISBN: 0805793356 (pbk); 0805793240 (New York, 1994)

Sikov, Ed, On Sunset Boulevard : the life and times of Billy Wilder ISBN: 0786861940; 0786885033 (pbk) (London, 2000)

Spicer, Andrew, Film Noir (London, 2002)

Staggs, Sam, Close-up on Sunset Boulevard : Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the dark Hollywood dream ISBN: 031227453X (New York, 2002)

Telotte, J.P., Voices in the dark : the narrative patterns of film noir ISBN: 0252060563 (Urbana, 1989)

Zolotow, Maurice, Billy Wilder in Hollywood (London, 1977)

Madsen, Axel, Billy Wilder ISBN: 0436098768 (London, 1968)

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General Books on film since 1945 and the New German Cinema

Bergfelder, Tim, Erica Carter and Deniz Gokturk (eds) The German cinema book ISBN: 085170946x (pbk.) : £15.99; 0851709451 (London, 2002)

Davidson, John E., Deterritorializing the new German cinema ISBN: 081662982x (Minnesota,1999)

Elsaesser, Thomas and Michael Wedel (eds), The BFI companion to German cinema ISBN: 0851707513 (pbk.) : £13.99; 0851707505 (London, 1999).

Elsaesser, Thomas, New German cinema : a history ISBN: 0333301137; 0333301129 (cased) (Basingstoke, 1989).

Frieden, Sandra [et al.], Gender and German cinema : feminist interventions ISBN: 0854962433 (v.1); 0854963243 (v.2) (Oxford, 1993).

Hake, Sabine, German national cinema (London, 2002).

Knight, Julia, Women and the new German cinema ISBN: 086091352X (London, 1992).

Kuzniar, Alice A., The queer German cinema ISBN: 0804739951 (pbk.) : £11.95; 0804737487 (Cambridge, 2000).

Majer, Ingeborg O'Sickey and Ingeborg von Zadow (eds), Triangulated visions : women in recent German cinema ISBN: 0791437183 (pb : alk. paper); 0791437175 (New York Press, c1998).

Manvell, Roger and Heinrich Fraenkel, The German cinema ISBN: 0460039199 (London, 1971).

New German critique. ISSN: 0094-033X (87) 2002, (special edition on recent German film).

Rentschler, Eric, German film & literature : adaptations and transformations ISBN: 0416603416 (pbk ; cased) : £9.95; 0416603319 (New York, 1986).

Rentschler, Eric, ‘From New German Cinema to the Post-Wall Cinema of Consensus’, in Cinema and nation ISBN: 0415208637 (pbk. ; cased) : No price; 0415208629, ed. by Mette Hjort and Scott Mackenzie (London, 2000), pp.

260-277

Sandford, John, The new German cinema ISBN: 041348890X (pbk) (London, 1981).

Silberman, Marc, German cinema : texts in context ISBN: 0814325602 (Wayne State University Press,1995)

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On The American Friend and Wenders

Graf, Alexander, The cinema of Wim Wenders : the celluloid highway ISBN: 1903364299 (pbk.) : £13.99; 1903364302 (London, 2002).

Bromley, Roger, From Alice to Buena Vista : the films of Wim Wenders ISBN: 0275966488 (alk. paper) (Conn, 2001).

Wenders, Wim, The act of seeing : essays and conversations ISBN: 057117843X (London, 1997).

Kolker, Robert Phillip, Peter Beicken, The films of Wim Wenders : cinema as vision and desire ISBN: 0521380642 (Cambridge, 1993).

Wenders, Wim, Emotion pictures : Essays und Filmkritiken, 1968-1984 ISBN: 3886610780 (Frankfurt am Main, 1986).

Cook, Roger F. and Gerd Gemünden (eds), The cinema of Wim Wenders : image, narrative, and the postmodern condition ISBN: 0814325785 (Detroit, 1997).

Buchka, Peter, Augen kann man nicht kaufen : Wim Wenders und seine Filme ISBN: 3446131043 (München, 1983)

Rauh, Reinhold, Wim Wenders und seine Filme ISBN: 3453041259 (Munich, 1990)

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On Veronika Voss and Fassbinder

Braad Thomsen, Christian, Fassbinder : the life and work of a provocative genius ISBN: 0571178421 (London, 1997).

Elsaesser, Thomas, Fassbinder's Germany : history, identity, subject ISBN: 9053561846 (Amsterdam,1996).

Hayman, Ronald, Fassbinder : film maker ISBN: 0297784471 (London, 1984).

Lorenz, Juliane (ed.), Chaos as usual: conversations about Rainer Werner Fassbinder (New York, 1996).

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation (ed.), Rainer Werner Fassbinder : Dichter, Schauspieler, Filmemacher : Werkschau 28.5-19.7.1992 (Berlin,1992)

Rayns, Tony (ed.) Fassbinder ISBN: 0851700527 (BFI Publishing), (London, 1980)

Töteberg, Michael, Die Kinofilme ISBN: 3888141826 / Rainer Werner Fassbinder (München, 1987)

Watson, Wallace Steadman, Understanding Rainer Werner Fassbinder : film as private and public art ISBN: 1570030790 (cloth) (Columbia, S.C, 1996)

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On Die bleierne Zeit and von Trotta

Coates, Paul, The gorgons gaze: German cinema, expressionism, and the image of horror (Cambridge, 1991).

Silberman, Marc, German cinema : texts in context ISBN: 0814325602 (Wayne State University Press, 1995).

Kaes, Anton, From Hitler to Heimat : the return of history as film ISBN: 0674324552 (London, 1989).

Homewood, Chris, 'Von Trotta’s The German Sisters and Petzold’s The State I Am In: Discursive Boundaries in the Films of the New German Cinema to the Present Day', in Studies in European cinema. ISSN: 1741-1548 Vol 2, No 2, (2005).

Homewood, Chris, ‘The Return of "Undead" History: The West German Terrorist as Vampire and the Problem of "Normalizing" the Past in Margarethe von Trotta's Die bleierne Zeit (1981) and Christian Petzold's Die innere Sicherheit (2001)’ in Paul Cooke and Stuart Taberner (eds) German culture, politics, and literature into the twenty-first century : beyond normalization ISBN: 9781571133380 (hbk.) : £45.00; 1571133380 (hbk.) : £45.00; 9781571135124 (pbk.) : £19.99; 157113512X (pbk.) : £19.99 (forthcoming).

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On Good Bye, Lenin! and Becker

Becker, Wolfgang and Bernd Lichtenberg, Good bye Lenin Ein Film von Wolfgang Becker (Berlin, 2003)

Cooke, Paul, Representing East Germany since unification : from colonization to nostalgia ISBN: 1845201892 (pbk); 1845201884 (cloth) (Oxford, 2005)

Moles Kaupp, Cristina, Good bye, Lenin! : Wolfgang Becker, BR Deutschland 2003 Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Bonn, 2003)

Hodgin, Nick, Screening the east : Heimat, memory and nostalgia in German film since 1989 ISBN: 9780857451286 (hbk.); 0857451286 (hbk.) (Oxford, 2011)

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On Der Untergang

Cooke, Paul, 'Abnormal Consensus? The New Internationalism of German Cinema', in Paul Cooke and Stuart Taberner (eds) German culture, politics, and literature into the twenty-first century : beyond normalization forthcoming.

Lehrer online, http://www.lehrer-online.de/dyn/bin/427400-427411-1-unterganglinksammlung.pdf

This list was last updated on 03/08/2017