Com 315 week11.1

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Com 315 week11.1

  1. 1. COM/ENG 315 History of the Motion Picture Week 13.1 11/15
  2. 2. Outline  New German Cinema – Fassbinder's Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (cont) – Fassbinder, Herzog, Wenders  Journal: challenges in creating a new German Cinema (part 1 due in class)  HWK: Watch Pulp Fiction by next Monday (11/22)
  3. 3. New German Cinema “The old cinema is dead. We believe in the new cinema” - Oberhausen Manifesto 28 February 1962 – artistic excellence rather than commercial dictates – inspired by Italian neorealism, French New Wave, and Hollywood – Fassbinder, Herzog, Wenders
  4. 4. New German Cinema “A loose alliance of autonomous auteurs”
  5. 5. Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945- 1982) 40 films in 15 years! Political popular/subversive Douglas Sirk
  6. 6. Werner Herzog (b. 1942) idiosyncratic use of locations heroes with impossible dreams obsession, desire, madness
  7. 7. Wim Wenders (b. 1945) Spaces Identity Friendships Loners Contemplative
  8. 8. Journal discussion What were some of the challenges in creating a new national cinema in Germany?
  9. 9. New German Cinema What tensions within German society are reflected in Ali:Fear Eats the Soul? [part 2 due in class Wed 11/17]
  10. 10. HWK Watch Pulp Fiction and complete Journal #11 by Monday 11/22

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