Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, the Film Director as Critical Thinker [electronic resource] : Essays and Interviews / edited by R. J. Cardullo
- Rotterdam : SensePublishers : Imprint: SensePublishers, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- XVIII, 262 pages : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Cardullo, Bert and SpringerLink (Online service)
- Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- List of Figures -- Introduction: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg: Of Fantastic and Magical Worlds -- A Career Review -- Politics, Aesthetics, and Patriarchy in The Confessions of Winifred Wagner -- Hans-Jürgen Syberberg: Our Hitler as Visual Politics; Eye of the Storm: Syberberg’s Hitler -- Interview with Hans-Jürgen Syberberg -- Hans-Jürgen Syberberg’s Hitler: An Interview -- ‘In the Destructive Element Immerse’: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg and Cultural Revolution -- Hans-Jürgen Syberberg: An Interview -- Syberberg’s Our Hitler, Wagnerianism, and Alienation: A Re-viewing -- Myths for Sale—Reviews of Ludwig: Requiem for a Virgin King and Karl May -- Sustaining Romanticism in a Postmodernist Cinema: An Interview with Hans-Jürgen Syberberg -- ‘They Want to Kill Me’: An Interview with the Filmmaker and Theater Director Hans-Jürgen Syberberg -- There’s No Place like Heimat: Nazism and the Work of Film Director Hans-Jürgen Syberberg -- Germany’s Heart: The Modern Taboo -- Interview with German Filmmaker Hans-Jürgen Syberberg -- Hans-Jürgen Syberberg and the State of the Ghost -- ‘Adolphe Appia and Me’: A Discussion with Hans-Jürgen Syberberg -- The Theater-of-Film of Hans-Jürgen Syberberg: Parsifal and Die Nacht -- Postscript: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg: Leni Riefenstahl’s Heir? -- Filmography (with Credits for All Features, Documentaries, and Shorts) -- Bibliography.-Index.
- "Hans-Jürgen Syberberg is an original, the most controversial of all the New German directors and a figure who has long been at the vanguard of the resurgence of experimental filmmaking in his homeland. Syberberg’s most characteristic films examine recent German history: a documentary, for example, about Richard Wagner’s daughter-in-law, who was a close friend of Hitler (The Confessions of Winifred Wagner ). But especially “historical” is his trilogy covering one hundred years of Germany’s past, including, most famously, Hitler—A Film from Germany, also known as Our Hitler (1977). In this film and other works, Syberberg unites fictional narrative and documentary footage in a style that is at once cinematic and theatrical, mystical and magical. Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, the Film Director as Critical Thinker: Essays and Interviews is the first edited book in English devoted to this director’s work, and includes his most important English-language interviews as well as some of the best English-language essays on his work. In sum, this book is a significant contribution not only to the study of Syberberg’s oeuvre, but also to the study of German history and politics in the second half of the twentieth century.".
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