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Author Guerin, Frances.

Title A culture of light : cinema and technology in 1920s Germany / Frances Guerin
Published Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press ; [Bristol] : [University Presses Marketing, distributor], [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 314 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Electrification of Life, Cinema, and Art; 2. Bringing Cinema to Life through Light: German Film to World War I; 3. Legends of Light and Shadow: The Mythical Past in Algol and Schatten; 4. The Spell of Light: Cinema as Modern Magic in Faust, Der Golem, Siegfried, and Metropolis; 5. Reformulations of Space through Light in Die StraBe, Jenseits der StraBe, and Am Rande der Welt; 6. Dazzled by the Profusion of Lights: Technological Entertainment in Varieté and Sylvester; Conclusion; Notes; Index
Summary In Frances Guerin's history of German silent cinema of the 1920s, the use of light is the pivot around which a new national cinema and culture emerges. Guerin's interpretations center on use of light in films such as Metropolis (1926) and Der Golem (1920) and we see how light is the substance of image composition, the narrative structuring device, and the thematic concern. Choice Outstanding Academic Title
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cinematography -- Lighting -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Motion pictures -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004022373
ISBN 0816642850 (hbk.)
0816642869 (paperback)
9780816642854 (hbk.)
9780816642861 (paperback)