The haunted screen; expressionism in the German cinema and the influence of Max Reinhardt [by] Lotte H. Eisner. [Translated from the French by Roger Greaves].


Berkeley, University of California Press [1969] .
ISBN 9780520024793, 0520024796, 9780520257900, 0520257901

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Standard Title Écran démoniaque. English
Subjects Cinéma -- Allemagne -- Histoire.
Germany.
Motion pictures -- Germany.
Motion pictures.
Reinhardt, Max, 1873-1943 -- Influence.
Description 360 pages illustrations, portraits 25 cm
Copyright Date [1969]
Notes Translation of L'écran démoniaque.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 346-347).
Summary Individual films discussed include The cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Genuine, Von Morgens bis Mitternachts, Torgus, Raskolnikow, The student of Prague, The golem, Die Chronik von Grieshuus, Vanina, Madame Dubarry, Sumurun, Anna Boleyn, Danton, Othello, Der Mude Tod, Nosferatu, Doppelganger, Waxworks, Warning Shadows, Die Nibelungen, Der Schatz, Hintertreppe, Scherben, Sylvester, Stimmung, The last laugh, Metropolis, Die Spinnen, Dr. Mabuse der Spieler, Spione, Die Frau im Mond, Die Strasse, The Joyless Street, Dirnentragodie, Asphalt, Tartuffe, Das Alte Gesetz, Variety, Faust, Pandora's box, Diary of a lost girl, Die Dreigroschenoper, M, Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse, Madchen in uniform, and films by people such as Max Reinhardt, Asta Nielsen, and Leni Riefenstahl.
Contents 1. The predisposition towards expressionism -- 2. The beginnings of the expressionist film -- 3. The spell of light : the influence of Max Reinhardt -- 4. Lubitsch and the costume film -- 5. The stylized fantastic -- 6. The symphonies of horror -- 7. 'Decorative' expressionism -- 8. The world of shadows and mirrors -- 9. Studio architecture and landscape -- 10. The expressionist début of a 'realistic' director -- 11. Kammerspielfilm and stimmung -- 12. Murnau and the kammerspielfilm -- 13. The handling of crowds -- 14. The fritz lang thriller -- 15. Tragedies of the street -- 16. The evolution of the costume film -- 17. The eye of the camera in E.A. Dupont -- 18. The climax of the Chiaroscuro -- 19. Pabst and the miracle of Louise Brooks -- 20. The decline of the German film -- Appendices: -- The Dreigroschenoper lawsuit -- Principal works mentioned in the text -- Selective filmography, 1913-33.
Geographic Area Germany
Network Numbers (OCoLC)57202
(OCoLC)ocm00057202
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Eisner, Lotte H.
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