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Weimar, Hollywood, and the Americanization of German culture, 1917-1933.

Thomas J. Saunders

Weimar, Hollywood, and the Americanization of German culture, 1917-1933.

by Thomas J. Saunders

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Pagination480 leaves
Number of Pages480
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Open LibraryOL14759458M

Abstract. Based on the premise that "to treat Hollywood as extrinsic to national cinemas is simply inadmissable" and aiming to "contextualize the discourse on American cinema according to shifting German expectations," this book distinguishes three phases in the reception of American film during the Weimar Republic: initial distrust (during the heydey of the German Expressionist film), eager.   [PDF Download] Hollywood in Berlin: American Cinema and Weimar Germany (Weimar and Now: German.

This fascinating exploration of a work that was the epitome of German literary modernism illuminates in chilling detail the death of the Weimar Republic's left-leaning culture of innovation and experimentation. Peter Jelavich examines Alfred Döblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz (), a novel that questioned the autonomy and coherence of the human personality in the modern metropolis, and traces. A National Acoustics is an important and original contribution, first for its endeavor to deconstruct common assumptions about Nazi mechanism of thought-control, and second for its fresh examination of the media of the s and s through the complex interplay of music, radio, film, journalism, and advertising. Currid has opened a vast terrain and established important methodological.

The term "Weimar culture," while generally accepted, is in some respects unsatisfactory, if only because political and cultural history seldom coincides in time. Expressionism was not born with the defeat of the Imperial German army, nor is there any obvious connection between abstract painting and atonal music and the escape of the Kaiser, nor were the great scientific discoveries triggered. The Americanization ofGerman Culture? The Strange, Paradoxical Ways ofModernity Winfried Fluck How “American” is German popular culture? How serious is the threat of Americanization? Until recently, the answer seemed to be quite clear. Following in the footsteps of Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno’s chapter on the culture industry in.


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Weimar, Hollywood, and the Americanization of German culture, 1917-1933 by Thomas J. Saunders Download PDF EPUB FB2

Hollywood in Berlin correlates the changing forms of Hollywood's contributions to Weimar culture and the discourses that framed and interpreted them, restoring historical contours to a leading aspect of cultural interchange in this century.

At the same time, the book successfully embeds Weimar cinema in its contemporary international by: Weimar culture was the emergence of the arts and sciences that happened in Germany during the Weimar Republic, the latter during that part of the interwar period between Germany's defeat in World War I in and Hitler's rise to power in s Berlin was at the hectic center of the Weimar culture.

Although not part of the Weimar Republic, some authors also include the German-speaking. Weimar Germany and its culture, with its meld of eighteenth-century German classicism and twentieth-century modernism, served as a touchstone for this group of diverse talents and opinions.

Weimar on the Pacific is the first book to examine these artists and intellectuals as a group. Ehrhard Bahr studies selected works of Adorno, Horkheimer Cited by: 1. Americanization, or Americanisation, is the influence American culture and business has on other countries outside the United States, including their media, cuisine, business practices, popular culture, technology or political term has been used since at least While not necessarily a pejorative term, it is most often used by critics in the target country who are against.

Hollywood in Berlin correlates the changing forms of Hollywood's contributions to Weimar culture and the discourses that framed and interpreted them, restoring historical contours to a leading aspect of cultural interchange in this century.

At the same time, the book successfully embeds Weimar cinema in its contemporary international setting. ‘The Sun and Her Stars’ Review: Weimar in Hollywood The forgotten actress-screenwriter whose salon for German émigrés enriched American culture. The film industry in Germany can be traced back to the late 19th century.

German cinema made major technical and artistic contributions to early film, broadcasting and television berg became a household synonym for the early 20th century film industry in Europe, similar to Hollywood later. Germany witnessed major changes to its identity during the 20th and 21st century.

Weimar Germany and its culture, with its meld of eighteenth-century German classicism and twentieth-century modernism, served as a touchstone for this group of diverse talents and opinions.

Weimar on the Pacific is the first book to examine these artists and intellectuals as a group. Ehrhard Bahr studies selected works of Adorno, Horkheimer. The rise of the "Comedian Harmonists" 17 serves as a good example for the American influence on Weimar German culture.

It is an example for the introduction of a new style of music and the German adaption and advancement of those influences. The Comedian Harmonists were an a-capella band consisting of five singers and a pianist, and are to be.

Josef von Sternberg's film The Blue Angel (Der blaue Engel) is among the best known films of the Weimar Republic (). A significant landmark as one of Germany's first major sound films, it is known primarily for launching Marlene Dietrich into Hollywood stardom and for initiating the mythic pairing of the Austrian-born American director von Sternberg with the star performer Dietrich.

Ebook Hollywood in Berlin: American Cinema and Weimar Germany (Weimar and Now: German Cultural. In the s and 40s, Los Angeles became an unlikely cultural sanctuary for a distinguished group of German artists and intellectualsand#;including Thomas Mann, Theodore W. Adorno, Bertolt Brecht, Fritz Lang, and Arnold Schoenbergand#;who had fled Nazi Germany.

During their years in exile, they would produce a substantial body of major works to address the crisis of modernism that. Hollywood in Berlin: American cinema and Weimar Germany / Charlie Chaplin, Hollywood's most famous film star, went almost unnoticed when he visited Berlin in Three years later, Jackie Coogan was mobbed by Berlin fans.

Within two years after that, audiences were protesting with howls and angry whistling against the American motion. Season three of the German mega-series Babylon Berlin continues the exploration of tensions in the Weimar Republic as it moves inexorably toward its.

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German Pop Culture sheds new light on the "Americanization" of German culture during the latter part of the 20th century, with special emphasis on post-Unification literature, music, and film.

America and its iconography have been instrumental in defining German political and aesthetic culture, especially since World War II, and most recently in the aftermath of September   The e-book the Weimar Republic: The History of Germany After World War I Before the Rise of the Nazi Party was interesting.

The Weimar Republic was a form of government that was essentially forced on the German people who at that time had no tradition of democracy.

Also, this government was forced on the people after they had lost a hard-fought Reviews: 7. Germany - Germany - The Weimar Renaissance: Amid the political and economic turmoil of the early s, Germany’s cultural and intellectual life was flowering. The so-called Weimar Renaissance brought the fulfillment of the Modernist revolution, which in the late 19th century had begun to transform the European aesthetic sensibility.

The Modernist rejection of tradition perfectly suited the. On the Weimar era centennial, a retrospective of silent movies from a time of great creativity and innovation is featured at the German Historical Museum.

Curator Philipp Stiasny told DW why the. Books that capture Germany's interwar struggle with modernity, identity, hyperinflation, and nationalism as expressed through the arts and popular culture.

Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Search for the book on E-ZBorrow. E-ZBorrow is the easiest and fastest way to get the book you want (ebooks unavailable). Use ILLiad for articles and chapter scans.

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6. An estimated ten thousand refugees from Germany and Austria settled in greater Los Angeles between anda significant part of “the .