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Shell shock cinema : Weimar culture and the wounds of war / Anton Kaes.

Anton Kaes

Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, c2009.

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  • Title:
    Shell shock cinema : Weimar culture and the wounds of war / Anton Kaes.
  • Author: Anton Kaes
  • Subjects: Motion pictures -- Germany -- History -- 20th century; World War, 1914-1918 -- Motion pictures and the war; World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence; Silent films -- Germany -- History and criticism; Psychic trauma in motion pictures; Culture in motion pictures;
    Dewey: 833.909358
  • Publication Details: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, c2009.
  • Language: English
  • Description: Contents: The war at home. The wounded soldier -- The spirit of 1914 -- Film and nation -- The battle of images -- A medium for deception -- The new empire -- Mental breakdowns -- Tales from the asylum. War neurotics -- Recovering the past -- Phantoms and freaks -- From Dr. Charcot to Dr. Caligari -- Madness as resistance -- The Hitler connection -- Shattered space -- The return of the undead. The lost generation -- Mass death -- Dracula revisited -- A community under siege -- Hysteria on the home front -- The allure of the occult -- The work of mourning -- Myth, murder, and revenge. The national project -- Posing for Germany -- The will to form -- The fallen hero -- Excursus: Lang in World War I -- The sacred battle -- The end of violence -- The industrial battlefield. Rise of the machines -- Moloch war -- Lang's America -- The hunger for religion -- The workers' revolt -- Destruction and regeneration -- Aftershocks -- Conclusion.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780691031361 (hbk.) : £22.95; ISBN 0691031363 (hbk.) : £22.95; BNB GBA971495; System number 015331671
  • Notes: Formerly CIP.
    Filmography: p. 251-165.
    Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-297) and index.
  • Physical Description: xi, 312 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Shelfmark(s): Document Supply m09/.34111
    General Reference Collection YC.2010.a.504
  • UIN: BLL01015331671

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