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The Haunted Screen

Expressionism in the German Cinema and the Influence of Max Reinhardt

Lotte H. Eisner (Author), Roger Greaves (Translator)

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Paperback, 360 pages
ISBN: 9780520257900
September 2008
$34.95, £27.95
The golden age of German cinema began at the end of the First World War and ended shortly after the coming of sound. From The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari onwards the principal films of this period were characterized by two influences: literary Expressionism and the innovations of the theater directors of this period, in particular Max Reinhardt. This book demonstrates the connection between German Romanticism and the cinema through Expressionist writings.
Film critic, poet, and historian Lotte H. Eisner (1896-1983) was Chief Archivist for the French Cinematheque and a member of the French Légion d'honneur.

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