Celluloid Revolt

Celluloid Revolt

German Screen Cultures and the Long 1968

Edited by Christina Gerhardt, Marco Abel

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Overview

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Provides new insights into German cinema around 1968 and its relationship to the period's epoch-making cultural and political happenings.

The epoch-making revolutionary period universally known in Germany as '68 can be argued to have predated that year and to have extended well into the 1970s. It continues to affect German society and culture to this day. Yet while scholars have written extensively about 1968 and the cinema of other countries, relatively little sustained scholarly attention has thus far been paid to 1968 and West German, East German, and Austrian cinemas. Now, five decades later, Celluloid Revolt sets out to redress that situation, generating new insights into what constituted German cinema around 1968 and beyond. Contributors engage a range of cinemas, spanning experimental and avant-garde cinema, installations and exhibits; short films, animated films, and crime films; collectively produced cinemas, feminist films, and Arbeiterfilme (workers' films); as well as their relationship to cinemas of other countries, such as French cinéma vérité and US direct cinema.

Contributors: Marco Abel, Tilman Baumgärtel, Madeleine Bernstorff, Timothy S. Brown, Michael Dobstadt, Thomas Elsaesser, Ian Thomas Fleishman, Christina Gerhardt, Lisa Haegele, Randall Halle, Priscilla Layne, Ervin Malakaj, Kalani Michell, Evelyn Preuss, Patricia Anne Simpson, Fabian Tietke, Andrew Stefan Weiner.

Christina Gerhardt is Associate Professor of German and Film Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Marco Abel is Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Details

April 2019
30 black and white illustrations
350 pages
9x6 in
Screen Cultures: German Film and the Visual
ISBN: 9781571139955
Format: Hardback
Camden House
BIC APFA, 1DFG, 2AB, 3JJP
BISAC PER004030, LIT004170, HIS014000
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Table of Contents

Introduction: German Screen Cultures and the Long 1968 - Christina Gerhardt and Marco Abel
PART 1. ESSAYS
Peter Zadek's Film Ich bin ein Elefant, Madame (1969): Discussing "1968" by Means of "1968 Thinking" - Michael Dobstadt
"Break the Power of the Manipulators": Film and the West German 1968 - Timothy Scott Brown
Ideological Rupture in the dffb: An Analysis of Hans-Rüdiger Minow's Berlin, 2. Juni - Priscilla Layne
Helke Sander's dffb Films and West Germany's Feminist Movement - Christina Gerhardt
Film Feminisms in West German Cinema: A Public Sphere for Feminist Politics - Madeleine Bernstorff
A Laboratory for Political Film: The Formative Years of the German Film and Television Academy and Participatory Filmmaking from Workerism to Feminism - Fabian Tietke
West Germany's "Workers' Films": A Cinema in the Service of Television? - Thomas Elsaesser
Guns, Girls, and Gynecologists: West German Exploitation Cinema and the St. Pauli Film Wave in the Late 1960s - Lisa Haegele
Mediation, Expansion, Event: Reframing the Austrian Filmmakers Cooperative - Andrew Weiner
Prague Displaced: Political Tourism in the East German Blockbuster Heißer Sommer - Ian Thomas Fleishman
Animating the Socialist Personality: DEFA Fairy Tale Trickfilme in the Shadow of 1968 - Sean Eedy
Allegories of Resistance: The Legacy of 1968 in GDR Visual Cultures - Patricia Simpson
"You Say You Want a Revolution": East German Film at the Crossroads between the Cinemas - Evelyn Preuss
Cruel Optimism, Post-68 Nostalgia and the Limits of Political Activism in Helma Sanders-Brahms's Unter dem Pflaster ist der Strand (1975) - Ervin Malakaj
Revolting Formats: Hellmuth Costard's Der kleine Godard An das Kuratorium: Junger Deutscher Film - Kalani Michell
PART 2. IN CONVERSATION: INTERVIEWS WITH FILMMAKERS
An Interview with Harun Farocki: "Holger Thought Aesthetics and Politics Together" - Tilman Baumgärtel
An Interview with Birgit Hein: "Art communicates knowledge that cannot be expressed in any other information system" - Randall Halle
An Interview with Klaus Lemke: "Being Smart Does Not Make Good Films" - Marco Abel
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