The cinema of East Germany : 2003 / 2004 catalog / DEFA Film Library, University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts,
Call No: 027(430.2) CorpAuthor: DEFA Film Library, University of Massachusetts Edition: 2003/2004 Place: Amherst, Massachusetts Publisher: University of Massachusetts PhysDes: 40 p. ; ill. ; 19cm Subject: GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC More info
Film programme in der DDR : 1945 - 1975 / Dokumentation von Herbert Holba, Wien. With Manfred Lichtenstein, Gunter Schulz, Berlin. Herausgegeben von Dokumentationszentrum Action, Wien und von Staatlichen Filmarchiv der DDR, Berlin
Wien: Dokumentationszentrum Action, 1977[?].
Last features : East German cinema's lost generation
Rochester, N.Y.: Camden House, 2014.
Call No: 71(430) LAS Author: Steingrover, Reinhild Place: Rochester, N.Y. Publisher: Camden House PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: xi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Series: Screen cultures: German film and the visual Subject: LOST FILMS; GERMANY; MOTION PICTURES - HISTORY - GERMANY; GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Summary: "Last Features is the story of forgotten films made during the time of German unification. With leftover GDR funds and under chaotic conditions, a group of young East German filmmakers produced around thirty stylistically diverse films. Most of these films were lost in the political upheaval of the Wende, disappearing until the 2009 Wendeflicks festival in Los Angeles brought them back for an international audience. Now available on DVD, these films provide unique insights into the generational struggle in the DEFA studio, East German youth culture in the 1970s, women directors at DEFA, the relationship between the artist and the state, and the protests of 1989. Last Features focuses in particular on the production group "DaDaeR," the creation of which in 1989 fulfilled a long-standing request by the last generation of DEFA directors for freer production conditions. Drawing on archival research and interviews with the directors, writers, and editors of the films in question, each chapter examines specific films from the last year of DEFA, contextualizing the analysis of these "last features" with a comprehensive discussion of the directors' overall ouevres, the historical changes in the studio and the country, and the lasting importance of these films today." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-251) and index -- Includes filmography (pages (pages 239-241) ISBN: 9781571135551 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema, 2014 Contents: Introduction -- On fools and clowns or refusal as engagement in two final DEFA films: Egon Gunther's Stein and Jorg Foth's Letztes aus der DaDaeR -- "Film must fidget": DEFA's untimely poets -- Absurd endgames: Peter Welz's Banale tage -- Flight into reality: the cinema of Helke Misselwitz -- The extraordinary in the ordinary: Andreas Voigt's Leipzig pentalogy, 1986-96 -- Asynchronicity in DEFA's last feature: architects, goats, and Godot -- More info
The politics of magic : DEFA fairy-tale films / Qinna Shen
Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2015.
Call No: 735.8 SHE Author: Shen, Qinna Edition: 2015 Place: Detroit Publisher: Wayne State University Press PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Series: Series in fairy-tale studies Subject: GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC; SINGING RINGING TREE, THE [SINGENDE, KLINGENDE BAUMCHEN, DAS] (GE, 1957); COLD HEART, THE [KALTE HERZ, DAS] (GE, 1950); STORY OF LITTLE MOOK, THE [GESICHTE VOM KLEINEN MUCK, DIE] (GE, 1953); ROBE, THE [KLEIDE, DAS] (GE, 1961) Summary: From Paul Verhoeven’s The Cold Heart in 1950 to Konrad Petzold’s The Story of the Goose Princess and Her Loyal Horse Falada in 1989, East Germany’s state-sponsored film company, DEFA (Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft), produced over forty feature-length, live-action fairy-tale films based on nineteenth-century folk and literary tales. While many of these films were popular successes and paved the way for the studio’s other films to enter the global market, DEFA’s fairy-tale corpus has not been studied in its entirety. In The Politics of Magic: DEFA Fairy-Tale Films, Qinna Shen fills this gap by analyzing the films on thematic and formal levels and examining their embedded agendas in relation to the cultural politics of the German Democratic Republic.
In five chapters, Shen compares the films with earlier print versions of the same stories and analyzes revisions made in DEFA’s film adaptations. She also distinguishes the DEFA fairy-tale films from National Socialist, West German, and Disney adaptations of the same tales. Her archival work reconstitutes the cultural-historical context in which films were produced and received, and incorporates the films into the larger narrative of DEFA. For the first time, the banned DEFA fairy-tale comedy, The Robe (1961/1991), is discussed in depth. The book’s title The Politics of Magic is not intended to suggest that DEFA fairy-tale films were merely mouthpieces of official ideology and propaganda. On the contrary, Shen shows that the films run the gamut from politically dogmatic to implicitly subversive, from kitschy to experimental. She argues that the fairy-tale cloak permitted them to convey ideology in a subtle, indirect manner that allowed viewers to forget Cold War politics for a while and to delve into a world of magic where politics took on an allegorical form.
The fact that some DEFA fairy-tale films developed an international audience (particularly The Story of Little Mook and Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella) not only attests to these films’ universal appeal but also to the surprising marketability of this branch of GDR cinema and its impact beyond the GDR’s own narrow temporal and geographic boundaries. Shen’s study will be significant reading for teachers and students of folklore studies and for scholars of German, Eastern European, cultural, film, media, and gender studies. -- Publisher's website. ISBN: 9780814339039 Donation: Senses of Cinema More info
Post new wave cinema in the Soviet Union and eastern Europe / edited by Daniel J. Goulding
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989.
Berlin: DEFA, 1959-72.
Call No: F023(430.2) SPI CorpAuthor: DEFA Source: GG Place: Berlin Publisher: DEFA PubDate: 1959-72 PhysDes: 21 cm Subject: GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Notes: German text with English and French translations.
No. 1 (1958)
No. 2 (1958)
No. 3 (1958)
No. 4 (1959)
No. 5 (1959)
Unnumbered (1959) Language: German, English, French and Spanish More info
Call No: F025:F772(430.2)"year" TRI
held 1954/64-1966 CorpAuthor: DEFA Subject: GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC; ANIMATION; FILMOGRAPHIES Notes: Catalogues of animations held with DEFA Studio in the 1950s and 1960s Language: German, French, English and Spanish More info
The walls of Berlin : urban surfaces : art : film / Stephen Barber
USA: Solar Books, 2011.
Call No: 756 (430) BAR Author: Barber, Stephen Place: USA Publisher: Solar Books PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: 189 p. : ill. ; 21 cm Series: Solar Art Directives: Seminal Cities Subject: GERMANY; GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC; GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC; CHRISTIANE F.- WE CHILDREN FROM BAHNHOF ZOO (GW, Ulrich Edel, 1981); CHRISTIANE F.- WIR KINDER VOM BAHNHOF ZOO (GW, Ulrich Edel, 1981); BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ (GW/IT, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1980); IVAN'S CHILDHOOD (UR, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962)
IVANOVO DETSTVO; FOREIGN AFFAIR, A (US, Billy Wilder, 1948); OLYMPIA (G, Leni Riefenstahl, 1938) Summary: Berlin's unique history of conflict, transmutation and violence has created an arena of extraordinary urban surfaces, from which the present-day city and its layered, wounded past are projected simultaneously. THE WALLS OF BERLIN explores the intimate connections between those surfaces and the works of art and film which have both incised Berlin's urban screens and been inspired by them.
Drawing on a vast range of material – from the first films of Berlin in the 1890s to the city's impact on contemporary digital art – THE WALLS OF BERLIN probes many of Berlin's overlooked but most illuminating spaces inflected by art and film: the Hansa recording-studios, the Buch asylum, ruined hotels and cinemas, and Berlin's immense slaughterhouse sub-city.
It is essential reading for those engaged with the transformations of contemporary cities, and students of urban-history, architecture, art and film. ISBN: 9780982046463 Contents: The Baltic Wall -- The Skladanowsky Projector -- WALLS OF BERLIN -- Berlin-by-the-Sea -- A `Wall' of Berlin -- Images More info