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Book Review: Weimar Cinema, 1919-1933

In Vitro: NY Times Lobby by just.nilaLaurence Kardish’s Weimar Cinema, 1919-1933 is an excellent resource for cinephiles new to the German Expressionist film movement and German Expressionist enthusiasts looking for an encyclopedia of films from the genre. The book is broken up into two sections: the first is a collection of essays about the German Expressionist film aesthetic and discusses competing theories of the genre’s origins as well as explanations for the genre’s critical, and sometimes commercial, success; the second is a 150-page catalog containing titles, technical specifications, and summaries of German Expressionist films, as well as still photographs from the productions.

Tags: German Expressionism, German Expressionist Film, German film, Weimar Cinema
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