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Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood

Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood

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Ernst Lubitsch, the German film director who left Berlin for Hollywood in 1923, is best remembered for the famous "Lubitsch touch" in such masterpieces as Trouble in Paradise and Ninotchka, featuring Greta Garbo. Kristin Thompson's study focuses on Lubitsch's silent films from the years between 1918 and 1927, tracing the impact this director had on consolidating classical Hollywood filmmaking. She gives a new assessment of the stylistic two-way traffic between the American and the German film industries, after World War I each other's strongest rival in Europe. By 1919, Lubitsch had emerged as the finest proponent of the German studio style: sophisticated, urbane and thoroughly professionalized. He was quick to absorb 'American' innovations and stylistic traits, becoming the unique master of both systems and contributing to the golden ages of the American as well as the German cinema. Utilizing Lubitsch's silent films as a key to two great national cinemas, Thompson's meticulously illustrated and extensively researched book goes beyond an authorial study and breaks new ground in cinema history. Click on the PDF button to download the table of contents

De succesvolle Duitse filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch, die in de twintiger jaren Berlijn verruilde voor Hollywood, is vandaag de dag nog steeds bekend om meesterwerken als Ninotchka en The Shop around the Corner. De beroemde 'Lubitsch Touch', zoals men zijn unieke stijl karakteriseerde, werd bedacht door slimme studiobazen om Lubitsch als merknaam te poneren. In Herr Lubitsch goes to Hollywood bestudeert Kristin Thompson de stomme films die Ernst Lubitsch maakte tussen 1918 en 1927. Zijn vroege werk biedt een uniek uitgangspunt voor een vergelijking tussen de klassieke Hollywoord films uit die jaren en de Duitse films die gemaakt werden na de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Het resultaat is een diepgaande analyse van twee belangrijke filmstijlen in de levendige beginjaren van de filmgeschiedenis. Klik op de knop PDF om de inhoudsopgave in te zien.

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Keywords

  • 20th century
  • Americans
  • Cinéma
  • cultural diversity in german literature, language and media
  • Exiles
  • Film
  • Germany
  • Motion pictures
  • Popular culture

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