The Anarchy of the Imagination

The Anarchy of the Imagination

The writing in this volume-nearly all presented here for the first time in English-are an essential part of Fassbinder's legacy, the remarkable body of work in which present-day German reality finds brilliant expression.

Author: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 0801843693

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Whether Fassbinder is reflecting on his own work or writing about fellow film makers, whether he is describing his discovery of actress Hanna Schygulla or speaking out in favor of political film making, his perspective is radical, subjective, and challenging. The writings in this volume are not only about films, but about love, longing, dependency, repressed wishes, and dreams. They are an essential part of Fassbinder's legacy, the remarkable body of work in which present-day German reality finds brilliant expression.
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The Anarchist Imagination

The Anarchist Imagination

Lagalisse, E. (2018) Occult Features of Anarchism - with Attention to the Conspiracy of Kings and the Conspiracy of Peoples, Oakland: PM Press. Lea, T. (2012) 'When Looking for Anarchy, Look to the State: Fantasies of Regulation in ...

Author: Carl Levy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317435501

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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This is a broad ranging introduction to twenty-first-century anarchism which includes a wide array of theoretical approaches as well as a variety of empirical and geographical perspectives. The book demonstrates how the anarchist imagination has influenced the humanities and social sciences including anthropology, art, feminism, geography, international relations, political science, postcolonialism, and sociology. Drawing on a long historical narrative that encompasses the 'waves' of anarchist movements from the classical anarchists (1840s to 1940s), post-war wave of student, counter-cultural and workers' control anarchism of the 1960s and 1970s to the DIY politics and Temporary Autonomous Zones of the 1990s right up to the Occupy! Movement and beyond, the aim of this volume is to cover the humanities and the social sciences in an era of anarchist revival in academia. Anarchist philosophy and anarchistic methodologies have re-emerged in a range of disciplines from Organization Studies, to Law, to Political Economy to Political Theory and International Relations, and Anthropology to Cultural Studies. Anarchist approaches to freedom, democracy, ethics, violence, authority, punishment, homelessness, and the arbitration of justice have spawned a broad array of academic publications and research projects. But this volume remembers an older story, in other words, the continuous role of the anarchist imagination as muse, provocateur, goading adversary, and catalyst in the stimulation of research and creative activity in the humanities and social sciences from the middle of the nineteenth century to today. This work will be essential reading for scholars and students of anarchism, the humanities, and the social sciences.
Categories: Political Science

Film and the Anarchist Imagination

Film and the Anarchist Imagination

Richard Philpott , for example , alleges that Winstanley's focus on the failure of a proto - anarchist commune sadly confirms Brownlow's alleged belief that a concern with politics is only ' acceptable if ineffectual .

Author: Richard Porton

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1859847021

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

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Bearded bomb-throwers, self-indulgent nihilists, dangerous subversives.these characteristic clichés of anarchists in the popular imagination are often reproduced in the cinema. In Film and the Anarchist Imagination, the first comprehensive survey of anarchism in film, Richard Porton deconstructs such stereotypes while offering an authoritative account of films featuring anarchist characters and motifs. From the early cinema of Griffith and René Clair, to the work of Godard, Lina Wertmüller, Lizzie Borden and Ken Loach, Porton analyzes portrayals of anarchism in film, presenting commentaries and critiques of such classics as Zéro de Conduite, Tout Va Bien, and Love and Anarchy. In addition, he provides an excellent guide to the complex traditions of anarchist thought, from Bakunin and Kropotkin to Emma Goldman and Murray Bookchin, disclosing a rich historical legacy that encompasses the Paris Commune, the Haymarket martyrs, the anarcho-syndicalists of the Spanish Civil War, as well as more familiar contemporary avatars like the Situationists and the enragés of May 1968.
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The Anarchy of the Imagination

The Anarchy of the Imagination

In Rainer Werner Fassbinder's A Year of Thirteen Moons, the camera watches the prostitute Red Zora as she watches Fassbinder in a television interview.

Author: Rainier Werner Fassbinder


ISBN: 1555543685


Page: 304

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In Rainer Werner Fassbinder's A Year of Thirteen Moons, the camera watches the prostitute Red Zora as she watches Fassbinder in a television interview. The actress is Ingrid Caven, the director's former wife and the woman with whom he claims to have his most important elective affinity. At once provocative and revealing, the scene illustrates Fassbinder's interest in blurring the boundaries between art and life, between fiction and autobiography. His public comments - like his films and plays - were occasions for aesthetic experimentation rich in irony and drama.

Screening Modernism

Screening Modernism

Fassbinder, “Preliminary Remarks on Querelle,” in The Anarchy of the Imagination: Interviews, Essays, Notes, ed. Michael Tötenberg and Leo A. Lensing (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992), 169. 10.

Author: András Bálint Kovács

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226451633

Category: Art

Page: 427

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Casting fresh light on the renowned productions of auteurs like Antonioni, Fellini, and Bresson and drawing out from the shadows a range of important but lesser-known works, Screening Modernism is the first comprehensive study of European art cinema’s postwar heyday. Spanning from the 1950s to the 1970s, András Bálint Kovács’s encyclopedic work argues that cinematic modernism was not a unified movement with a handful of styles and themes but rather a stunning range of variations on the core principles of modern art. Illustrating how the concepts of modernism and the avant-garde variously manifest themselves in film, Kovács begins by tracing the emergence of art cinema as a historical category. He then explains the main formal characteristics of modern styles and forms as well as their intellectual foundation. Finally, drawing on modernist theory and philosophy along the way, he provides an innovative history of the evolution of modern European art cinema. Exploring not only modernism’s origins but also its stylistic, thematic, and cultural avatars, Screening Modernism ultimately lays out creative new ways to think about the historical periods that comprise this golden age of film.
Categories: Art

The Changing Image of Theodor Fontane

The Changing Image of Theodor Fontane

“ Images the Moviegoer Can Fill with his Own Imagination . A Conversation with Kraft Wetzel about Effi Briest . ” In The Anarchy of the Imagination . Interviews , Essays , Notes . Ed . Michael Töteberg and Leo A. Lensing . Trans .

Author: Helen Chambers

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571130845

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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Wide-ranging survey of the criticism devoted to Theodor Fontane, with particular emphasis on more recent theoretical trends.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Fear Eats the Soul Angst Essen Seele Auf

Fear Eats the Soul  Angst Essen Seele Auf

1 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 'At Some Point Films Have to Stop Being Films', interview by Hans Günther Pflaum, in Michael Töteberg and Leo A. Lensing (eds), The Anarchy of the Imagination, (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, ...

Author: Laura Cottingham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781839021817

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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In Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Fear Eats the Soul (Angst Essen Seele Auf, 1974) Emma (Brigitte Mira), a working-class widow and former member of the Nazi party, marries Ali (El Hedi ben Salem), a much younger Moroccan migrant worker. Set in Munich during the 1970s, the film melds the conventions of melodrama with a radical sensibility to present a portrait of racism and everyday hypocrisy in post-war Germany. It is a film about the way conventional society detests anything and anybody unfamiliar - but also a film about the hopes and limits of love. Intricately directed, beautifully performed, and designed to show Munich life in all its shabby kitschiness, Fear Eats the Soul may be Fassbinder's finest film. Laura Cottingham celebrates Fassbinder's achievement, placing Fear Eats the Soul in relation to his extraordinarily prolific career in theatre, film and television. Her analysis pulls back the thin curtain that separated his work from his tumultuous life. She also explores the director's debt to the lush Hollywood melodramas made by fellow German Douglas Sirk, especially All That Heaven Allows (1955). In a detailed scene-by-scene analysis, Cottingham shows how Fassbinder managed to combine beauty and tenderness with fierce political critique.
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Screening the Red Army Faction

Screening the Red Army Faction

The Anarchy of the Imagination: Interviews, Essays, Notes. Eds Michael Töteberg and Leo A. Lensing. Trans. Krishna Winston. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1992. 77–89. Fassbinder, Rainer Werner. “This is the only way we can dofilm here: ...

Author: Christina Gerhardt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501336690

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Screening the Red Army Faction: Historical and Cultural Memory explores representations of the Red Army Faction (RAF) in print media, film and art, locating an analysis of these texts in the historical and political context of unfolding events. In this way, the book contributes both a new history and a new cultural history of post-fascist era West Germany that grapples with the fledgling republic's most pivotal debates about the nature of democracy and authority; about violence, its motivations and regulation; and about its cultural afterlife. Looking back at the history of representations of the RAF in various media, this book considers how our understanding of the Cold War era, of the long sixties and of the RAF is created and re-created through cultural texts.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder

A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Fassbinder, Rainer Werner : “' Madness and Terrorism': Conversations with Gian Luigi Rondi about Despair and The Third Generation ,” The Anarchy of the Imagination: Interviews, Essays, Notes , eds.

Author: Brigitte Peucker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405191630

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 656

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A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder is the first of its kind to engage with this important figure. Twenty-eight essays by an international group of scholars consider this controversial director's contribution to German cinema, German history, gender studies, and auteurship. A fresh collection of original research providing diverse perspectives on Fassbinder’s work in films, television, poetry, and underground theatre. Rainer Werner Fassbinder remains the preeminent filmmaker of the New German Cinema whose brief but prolific body of work spans from the latter half of the 1960s to the artist’s death in 1982. Interrogates Fassbinder’s influence on the seminal ideas of his time: auteurship, identity, race, queer studies, and the cataclysmic events of German twentieth century history Contributions from internationally diverse scholars specializing in film, culture, and German studies. Includes coverage of his key films including: Gods of the Plague (1970), Beware of a Holy Whore (1971), The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972), Martha (1973) (TV), World on a Wire (1973), Effi Briest (1974), Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974), Fox and His Friends (1975), Fear of Fear (1975), Chinese Roulette (1976), In a Year With 13 Moons (1978), Despair (1978), The Third Generation (1979), Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) (TV), and Querelle (1982).
Categories: Performing Arts