Category: Film and Theatre

White Ribbon 

White Ribbon 

The White Ribbon utilizes many authenticating effects to establish the truthfulness of its reconstruction, the veracity of its depiction of the past. The careful mise-en-scène, with its period costumes, detailed… READ MORE

How I Came to the Golem

How I Came to the Golem

Growing up in Jerusalem, Israel, and attending the secular school system, I never heard about the clay golem and its narrative of Jewish mystical creation. I was an avid reader… READ MORE

Gabi Teichert in the New Millennium

Gabi Teichert in the New Millennium

At the outset of The Patriot, the eighth installment in Camden House’s German Film Classics series, I ask the question: Why is Alexander Kluge’s The Patriot (1979) a film for… READ MORE

Wings of Desire

Wings of Desire

Whenever I mentioned to people that I am working on a monograph on Wim Wenders’s Wings of Desire, I would either hear, “Oh, that’s (one of) my favorite film/s!” or… READ MORE

Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo

Few films in German film history have generated more buzz and speculation long before their actual release than Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo, only a handful have left as many legends about… READ MORE

Warning Shadows

Warning Shadows

When I first saw Artur Robison’s Warning Shadows (1923), I was interested in it as part of a project focused on gender and film, so I watched it with an… READ MORE

Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann

“Film is difficult to explain because it is easy to understand,” the French film historian Christian Metz once noted. This observation is all the more appropriate for those kinds of… READ MORE

Coming Out is a First and a Last

Coming Out is a First and a Last

If people have heard of the East German film Coming Out (1989, directed by Heiner Carow), they usually know one of a few things about the film. First, it was… READ MORE

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