The Films of Fritz Lang The Films of Fritz Lang

The Films of Fritz Lang

Allegories of Vision and Modernity

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Beschreibung des Verlags

ln this volume Tom Gunning examines the films of Fritz Lang not only as a stylistically coherent body of work, but as an attempt to portray the modern world through cinema. The world of modernity in which systems replace individuals is conveyed by Lang's mastery of cinematic set design, composition and editing. Lang presents not only a decades-long vision of cinematic narrative which can be compared to that of Alfred Hitchcock or Jean Renoir, but a view of modernity that relates strongly to the ideas of Adorno, Brecht, Benjamin and Kracauer. From the sweeping allegorical films of the 20s to the chilly and abstract thrillers of the 50s, Lang's films, Gunning claims, are 'among the most precious records of the twentieth century'. The Films of Fritz Lang immeasurably enriches our understanding of a great artist and, in so doing, reimagines what a film arlist is: an author who fades away even in being recognised and interpreted, an enigmatic figure at the junction of aesthetics, history, biography and theory.

GENRE
Kultur und Unterhaltung
ERSCHIENEN
2019
25. Juli
SPRACHE
EN
Englisch
UMFANG
528
Seiten
VERLAG
British Film Institute
GRÖSSE
28,2
 MB

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