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L'écran démoniaue Les influences de Max Reinhart et de l'Expressionnisme

Pressionist writings It discusses the influence of the theatre the handling of crowds; the use of different levels and of selective lighting on a predominately dark stage; the reliance on formalized gesture; the innovation of the intimate theatre Against this background the principal films of the period are examined in detail The author explains the key critical concepts of the time and surveys not only the work of the great. i do love how eisner thinks caligari is the most overrated movie of all time

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Directors such as Fritz Lang and F W Murnau but also the contribution of their writers cameramen and designers As The Times Literary Supplement wrote 'Mme Eisner is first and foremost a film critic and one of the best in the world She has all the necessary gifts' And it described the original French edition of this book as 'one of the very few classics of writing on the film and arguably the best book on the cinema yet writte. The first major books on Expressionist cinema in Germany and it remains pretty much the undisputed Bible on the subject Eisner has an interesting way of analyzing her topic films are grouped in ways that aren t always expected and she approaches each film in a way that at first seems idiosyncratic perhaps even a bit scattershot but the elements she does end up focusing on always turn out to be enlightening and endlessly evocative I didn t make it all the way to the end because I was looking to familiarize myself with the topic than study it in depth and it becomes tedious after awhile to endlessly read about films one hasn t in fact seen but my to watch has grown ever longer and I plan to return whenever I catch up with a few of them Encounters with Rauschenberg undisputed Bible on the subject Eisner has an interesting way of analyzing her topic films are grouped in ways that aren t always expected and she approaches each film in a way that at first seems idiosyncratic perhaps even a bit scattershot but the elements she does end Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries up focusing on always turn out to be enlightening and endlessly evocative I didn t make it all the way to the end because I was looking to familiarize myself with the topic than study it in depth and it becomes tedious after awhile to endlessly read about films one hasn t in fact seen but my to watch has grown ever longer and I plan to return whenever I catch Engendering Song up with a few of them

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The Golden Age of German cinema began at the end of the First World War and ended shortly after the coming of sound From The Cabinet of Dr Caligari onwards the principal films of this period were characterized by two influences literary Expressionism and the innovations of the theatre directors of this period in particular Max Reinhardt This book demonstrates the connection between German Romanticism and the cinema through Ex. Lotte Eisner s great book length study on German Expressionist films She has the final word with respect to this subject Hell she knew these people as well


10 thoughts on “L'écran démoniaue Les influences de Max Reinhart et de l'Expressionnisme

  1. says:

    Another book read for my Weimar Cinema class Almost an unsettling detachment from plots and a focus purely on aesthetics permeates this page Like Kracauer Eisner occasionally mentions films that aesthetically predict Nazi style but no judgement is made of them She often partakes of loaded sentences like The German spirit is one of darkness and he is often attracted to the uncaring void of the universe I made

  2. says:

    Lotte Eisner's great book length study on German Expressionist films She has the final word with respect to this subject Hell she knew these people as well

  3. says:

    Twenty five years ago I took a film theory class as part of my college degree and was given a list of 9 books as reuired rea

  4. says:

    This is a rather essential guide to German Expressionism Seeing as Eisner was in Germany when these films were being made and was still in contact with some of the filmmakers while writing this book there is an invaluable insight into the ps

  5. says:

    German Expressionist cinema is one of my favorite styles which was most prevalent in the 1920's Eisner's examination of this and the

  6. says:

    i do love how eisner thinks caligari is the most overrated movie of all time

  7. says:

    I’ve been reading Lotte Eisner’s The Haunted Screen which is regarded as one of the greatest books of film criticism It’s about German cin

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    The first maj

  9. says:

    I understand that The Haunted Screen is basically the definitive account of German Expressionism and I can see why that is so Eisner's book is interesting and very intelligent She talks about a wide variety of films some readily available Metropolis M Nosferatu eine Symphonie des Grauens and some that she might very well be making up except there are film stills to prove it so never mind Anyway they are currently obscure is wha

  10. says:

    Great insight into German Expressionist Film

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