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Author Alexandra Ludewig.

Title Screening nostalgia.

Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : Transcript-Verlag, 2014.

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Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgements / Ludewig, Alexandra -- Introduction -- 1. Heimat-Towards a Definition -- 2. Heimat-Film and Genre -- 3. Mountain Films -- 4. Nazi Heimat Films -- 5. Post-War Heimat Films -- 6. Critical Heimat Films -- 7. Positive (Re- )Discoveries of Heimat -- 8. Ambivalent Heimat Films -- 9. Hyphenated Heimat -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index of Film Directors
Summary The Heimat film genre, assumed to be outdated by so many, is very much alive. Who would have thought that this genre - which has been almost unanimously denounced within academic circles, but which seems to resonate so deeply with the general public - would experience a renaissance in the 21st century? The genre's recent resurgence is perhaps due less to an obsession with generic storylines and stereotyped figures than to a basic human need for grounding that has resulted in a passionate debate about issues of past and present. This book traces the history of the Heimat film genre from the early mountain films to Fatih Akin's contemporary interpretations of Heimat.
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Subject Heimatfilme -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- Germany -- History.
Motion pictures.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 3839414628 (electronic bk.)
9783839414620 (electronic bk.)