The Nazi Past in Contemporary German Film
Viewing Experiences of Intimacy and Immersion
Axel Bangert holds a doctorate from the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge. Previously a Junior Research Fellow at Homerton College, Cambridge, he is an Adjunct Professor at New York University Berlin where he teaches German Cinema Studies.
Close Views of Private Pasts
Seductive Encounters with Nazi Perpetrators
Immersive Spectacles of Public Pasts
Unifying Legacies of National History?
"[D]eftly explore[s] . . . a reunified Germany's redefinitions of itself and its engagement with the past through the transporting power of moving pictures. . . . [W]ill be of great utility to scholars." FILM & HISTORY
"This book is suited not only for scholars of media and film but also for lay people with an interest in the National Socialist past and its portrayal in film. Therefore it is entirely imaginable that this study would not only be acquired by university libraries but also by public libraries. . . . Bangert's focused and detailed analysis leads him to an extremely precise presentation of his findings that extends throughout the work. . . . In sum, it may be said that this publication represents a successful attempt to do justice, in 214 pages, to the complexity of the topic . . . . The author's findings could . . . find a reception in media and film studies circles." MEDIENWISSENSCHAFT
"The breadth of the spectrum [of recent cinematic treatments of the Nazi period] makes it exciting to follow the very different formal solutions of the filmmakers . . . . The analyses are very concrete and comprehensible; the sympathies of the author lie above all with 'small,' subjective, mostly documentary films." HHPRINZLER.DE
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