Alexander Kluge: Raw Materials for the Imagination (Film Culture in Transition)

Alexander Kluge: Raw Materials for the Imagination (Film Culture in Transition)

By: Tara Forrest (editor)Hardback

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Alexander Kluge is best known as a founding member of the New German Cinema. His work, however, spans a diverse range of fields and, over the last fifty years, he has been active as a filmmaker, writer and television producer. This book - the first of its kind in English - comprises a wide selection of texts, including articles and stories by Kluge, television transcripts, critical essays by renowned international scholars, and interviews with Kluge himself. It will be a valuable resource for students and scholars in the fields of film, television, and literary studies, as well as those interested in exploring the intersections between art, politics, and social change.

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Tara Forrest is senior lecturer in screen and cultural studies at the University of Technology, Sydney.


Alexander Kluge - 2[-]Table of Contents - 8[-]Introduction - 12[-]Editor's Introduction - 14[-]The Stubborn Persistence of Alexander Kluge - 23[-]Film, Politics and the Public Sphere - 32[-] On Film and the Public Sphere - 34[-] Cooperative Auteur Cinema and Oppositional Public Sphere: Alexander Kluge's Contribution to Germany in Autumn - 51[-] 'What is Different is Good': Women and Femininity in the Films of Alexander Kluge - 73[-]Rethinking History - 94[-] In Search of Germany: Alexander Kluge's The Patriot - 96[-] Alexander Kluge and German History: 'The Air Raid on Halberstadt on 8.4.1945' - 128[-] The Air Raid on Halberstadt, 8 April 1945(extract) - 156[-]Realism as Protest - 172[-] Construction Site Film: Kluge's Idea of Realism and His Short Films - 174[-] The Sharpest Ideology: That Reality Appeals to its Realistic Character - 192[-] Debate on the Documentary Film: Conversation with Klaus Eder, 1980 - 198[-]Opera as a 'Power Plant of Emotion' - 210[-] Undoing Act 5: History, Bodies and Operatic Remains in The Power of Emotion - 212[-] 'Feelings Can Move Mountains ': AnInterview with Alexander Kluge on the Film The Power of Feelings - 242[-] Alexander Kluge's Phantom of the Opera - 248[-]Storytelling and Politics - 270[-] An Analytic Storyteller in the Course of Time - 272[-] The Political as Intensity of Everyday Feelings - 284[-] At the 2003 International Security Conference - 292[-]Television and Counter-Public Spheres - 304[-] Raw Materials for the Imagination: Kluge'sWork for Television - 306[-] Television and Obstinacy - 319[-] Reframing Islam in Television: Alexander Kluge's Interviews on Islamand Terrorism since 9/11 - 332[-] In the Real Time of Feelings: Interview with Alexander Kluge - 353[-]Television Interviews - 364[-] Character Armour and MobileWarfare - 366[-] Jeff Mills: Godfather of Techno - 370[-] Tsunami of Emotion: On Puccini's Tosca - 379[-]Early Cinema/RecentWork - 388[-] Reinventing the Nickelodeon: Notes on Kluge and Early Cinema - 390[-] 'All Things Are Enchanted Human Beings': Remarks on Alexander Kluge's News from Ideological Antiquity - 410[-]Selected Bibliography of English-Language Texts - 418[-]Acknowledgments - 423[-]Notes on Contributors - 426[-]Index of Names - 431[-]Index ofWorks - 434

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/12/2011
  • ISBN13: 9789089642738
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9789089642738
  • weight: 881
  • ISBN10: 9089642730

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