The Haunted Screen: Expressionism in the German Cinema and the Influence of Max Reinhardt was written by Lotte H. Eisner and translated by Roger Greaves.
The golden age of German cinema began at the end of the First World War and ended shortly after the coming of sound. From The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
onwards the principal films of this period were characterized by two influences: literary Expressionism and the innovations of the theater directors of this period, in particular Max Reinhardt. This book demonstrates the connection between German Romanticism and the cinema through Expressionist writings.
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- 360 pages, 8.5 x 6 x 1 inches
- 2008, 2nd revised edition