Shell shock cinema weimar culture and the wounds of war amazonfr kaes anton livres anglais et etrangers choisir vos preferences en matiere de cookies nous utilisons des cookies et des outils similaires pour faciliter vos achats fournir nos services pour comprendre comment les clients utilisent nos services afin de pouvoir apporter des ameliorations et pour presenter des annonces. Kaes uses the term shell shock coined during world war i to describe soldiers suffering from nervous breakdowns as a metaphor for the psychological wounds that found expression in weimar cinema directors like robert wiene f w murnau and fritz lang portrayed paranoia panic and fear of invasion in films peopled with serial killers mad scientists and troubled young men combining . This books starts from the assumption that some of the most iconic film productions of the weimar republic have to be read as shell shock cinema as pieces of. This book has a special place among the spate of recent works dealing with the legacies of the cataclysmic war that began 100 years ago distinguished german studies scholar and film specialist anton kaes offers a bold and complex reinterpretation of weimar cinema and at the same time the culture of historical memory. How war trauma haunted the films of weimar germany shell shock cinema explores how the classical german cinema of the weimar republic was haunted by the horrors of world war i and the the devastating effects of the nations defeat in this exciting new book anton kaes argues that masterworks such as the cabinet of dr caligari nosferatu the nibelungen and metropolis even though they do
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