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Continental Strangers : German Exile Cinema, 1933-1951 / Gerd Gemünden.

Author/Creator:
Gemünden, Gerd, author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2014]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : B&W Photos: 40,
Edition:
Pilot project. eBook available to selected US libraries only
Series:
Film and Culture Series
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Hundreds of German-speaking film professionals took refuge in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s, making a lasting contribution to American cinema. Hailing from Austria, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and the Ukraine, as well as Germany, and including Ernst Lubitsch, Fred Zinnemann, Billy Wilder, and Fritz Lang, these multicultural, multilingual writers and directors betrayed distinct cultural sensibilities in their art. Gerd Gemünden focuses on Edgar G. Ulmer's The Black Cat (1934), William Dieterle's The Life of Emile Zola (1937), Ernst Lubitsch's To Be or Not to Be (1942), Bertolt Brecht and Fritz Lang's Hangmen Also Die (1943), Fred Zinnemann's Act of Violence (1948), and Peter Lorre's Der Verlorene (1951), engaging with issues of realism, auteurism, and genre while tracing the relationship between film and history, Hollywood politics and censorship, and exile and (re)migration.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
Acknowledgments
INTRODUCTION
Part One. PARALLEL MODERNITIES
Part Two. HITLER IN HOLLYWOOD
Part Three. YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
Backmatter
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780231536523
OCLC:
960204269
Publisher Number:
10.7312/gemn16678 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.