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Title Shell shock cinema : Weimar culture and the wounds of war / Anton Kaes.
Author Kaes, Anton.
Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2009.

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 Purdy-Kresge Library  PN 1993.5 .G3 K295 2009    CHECKED IN
Description xi, 312 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The war at home. The wounded soldier -- The spirit of 1914 -- Film and nation -- The battle of images -- A medium for deception -- The new empire -- Mental breakdowns -- Tales from the asylum. War neurotics -- Recovering the past -- Phantoms and freaks -- From Dr. Charcot to Dr. Caligari -- Madness as resistance -- The Hitler connection -- Shattered space -- The return of the undead. The lost generation -- Mass death -- Dracula revisited -- A community under siege -- Hysteria on the home front -- The allure of the occult -- The work of mourning -- Myth, murder, and revenge. The national project -- Posing for Germany -- The will to form -- The fallen hero -- Excursus: Lang in World War I -- The sacred battle -- The end of violence -- The industrial battlefield. Rise of the machines -- Moloch war -- Lang's America -- The hunger for religion -- The workers' revolt -- Destruction and regeneration -- Aftershocks -- Conclusion.
Subject Motion pictures -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Motion pictures and the war.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence.
Silent films -- Germany -- History and criticism.
War and motion pictures.
Psychic trauma in motion pictures.
Culture in motion pictures.
ISBN 9780691031361 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691031363 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC # 282966375
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