Edgar G Ulmer

Author: Noah William Isenberg
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520235770
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Edgar G. Ulmer is perhaps best known today for Detour, considered by many to be the epitome of a certain noir style that transcends its B-list origins. But in his lifetime he never achieved the celebrity of his fellow Austrian and German émigré directors—Billy Wilder, Otto Preminger, Fred Zinnemann, and Robert Siodmak. Despite early work with Max Reinhardt and F. W. Murnau, his auspicious debut with Siodmak on their celebrated Weimar classic People on Sunday, and the success of films like Detour and Ruthless, Ulmer spent most of his career as an itinerant filmmaker earning modest paychecks for films that have either been overlooked or forgotten. In this fascinating and well-researched account of a career spent on the margins of Hollywood, Noah Isenberg provides the little-known details of Ulmer’s personal life and a thorough analysis of his wide-ranging, eclectic films—features aimed at minority audiences, horror and sci-fi flicks, genre pictures made in the U.S. and abroad. Isenberg shows that Ulmer’s unconventional path was in many ways more typical than that of his more famous colleagues. As he follows the twists and turns of Ulmer’s fortunes, Isenberg also conveys a new understanding of low-budget filmmaking in the studio era and beyond.

Continental Strangers

Author: Gerd GemŸnden
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231166788
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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), Bertold Brecht and Fritz Lang’s Hangmen Also Die (1943), Fred Zinneman’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.

Prayer After the Slaughter

Author: Kurt Tucholsky
Publisher: Berlinica Pub Llc
ISBN: 9781935902287
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Never before or after have the horrors of the "Great War," as World War I was known, been captured as they were by Kurt Tucholsky. The famed Weimar writer, who would become one of Germany s best-known satirist and journalists, describes surviving in the trenches and fighting a losing battle, the arrogance of the officers and the desperation of the loved ones back home. His writings are similar to those of Heinrich Heine, his role model, in appearing superficially simple, but replete with hidden meanings. They are touching, stirring, and precisely to the point. He makes the war that still looms even into our own 21st century come alive. This is the first bilingual anthology in German and in English of his works on World War I. This edition features an afterword by Noah Isenberg, professor and chair of culture and media at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, where he teaches film history, criticism, theory, and literature."

Bekenntnisse eines Ichmenschen

Author: Stendhal
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849636704
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Stendhals posthum erschienene Autobiografie enthält seine gesammelten Selbstbiographien, Tagebücher und Nekrologe, hauptsächlich aus den Jahren 1812 bis 1832.