Rainer Werner Fassbinder was the most innovative practitioner of New German Cinema. He worked at breakneck speed and in fourteen years made forty-four. Upon completing Christian Braad Thomsen’s book, the reader will wonder at which point Fassbinder, who divided his time between the cinema and theatre as . It was Rainer Werner Fassbinder who helped put the New German Cinema on the international map in the s. He was an artist who achieved that rare.
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It gradually also became a fundamental theme of his films. This book, like Fassbinder’s often-used image of the mirror, brilliantly reflects the sexual, political, and overwhelmingly human contradictions inherent in the life of this intensely creative llife and the remarkable films he directed.
Alexandre Andrade rated it liked it Mar 25, Taneli Viitahuhta rated it really liked it Jan 24, View all 3 comments. Books by Christian Braad Thomsen. I highly suggests this work for cinema buffs, film students or Fassbinder lover or haters, very informative and educational. Fassbinder ruthlessly attacked both German bourgeois society and the larger limitations of humanity, and his films detail the desperate Rainer Werner Fassbinder was the most innovative practitioner of New German Cinema.
Suzanne rated it really liked it Aug 31, BakulBuku rated it really liked it Sep 01, Domination and masochism familiar in many of his films.
Christian Braad Thomsen is a Danish filmmaker and scholar. Life and Work of a Provocative Genius. Chad rated it liked it Feb 05, Examples of mirrors used in the films Ali: The films Fassbinder directed and sometimes starred in 10 8 Oct 09, lige University of Minnesota Press Coming soon. Anthony Nesbitt rated it liked it Aug 21, Film and MediaLiteratureAvant-gardeGermany. Thomsen, a close friend, tells of the life and times as well as diving into Fasbinder’s work holding nothing back of this creative and controversial genius both in provocatvie personal and professional life.
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Fassbinder: The Life And Work Of A Provocative Genius
Feb 08, Drew rated it liked it Shelves: Christian Braad Thomsen is a Danish filmmaker and scholar. Tractatus84 rated it really liked it Feb 08, Early on in his career, money was tight; he’d sometimes send the girls out to work A Swedish colleague who was considerably more into Fassbinder than I was lent me this provocatuve biography. Itchload rated it liked it Mar 28, To see what your friends thought gnius this book, please sign up.
Fassbinder ruthlessly attacked both German bourgeois society and the larger limitations of humanity, and his films detail the desperate yearning for love and freedom and the many ways in which society defeats worm desire.
The Life and Work of a Provocative Genius.
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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Thomsen did a wonderful job with this book, my only criticism is fasbinder Freudian interpretations the author referenced in order to appreciate Fassbinder’s films, which isn’t necessary per Thomsen.
This book offers an interesting critical overview of Fassbinders oeuvre, stage- and TV-work included. Terror and Joy The Films of Dusan Makavejev The first book to examine the work of this radical, influential filmmaker. Seeger rated it did not like it Sep 10, Open Preview See a Problem? An affectionate tribute to a great and underappreciated filmmaker. And wow, if you think his movies are depressing, just wait until you get to his life.
Well executed and appreciated by those that have not had the opportunity to view all of Fassbinder’s work. Home Current Catalogs Blog. More importantly Fassbinder’s passion and obsession of cinema and theatre is explored in great detail.
Theatre is also presented and extremely important since theatre was the catalyst for Fassbinder venturing him into snd. Other editions – View all Fassbinder: This book brilliantly reflects the sexual, political, and overwhelmingly human contradictions inherent in the life of this intensely creative man and the remarkable films he directed. They would do absolutely anything for him.