From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film


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 From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film was written by Siegfried Kracauer.

A landmark, now classic study of the rich cinematic history of the Weimar Republic this book was first published in1947. Siegfried Kracauer--a prominent German film critic broke new ground in exploring the connections between film aesthetics, the prevailing psychological state of Germans in the Weimar era, and the evolving social and political reality of the time.

This new edition reintroduces this book, which examines German history from 1921 to 1933 in light of such movies as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, M, Metropolis, and The Blue Angel. Film scholar Leonardo Quaresima places Kracauer in context in a critical introduction, and updates the book with a new bibliography, index, and list of inaccuracies that crept into the first edition. This is a must-have for the film historian, film theorist, or cinema enthusiast.In From Caligari to Hitler, it has become an undisputed classic of film historiography.

Learn more about LACMA's exhibition Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s.

- Paperback
- 440 pages, 9.2 x 6.2 x i inches
- 64 half-tones
- 2004 

SKU: 3942

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