World Film Locations: Berlin (Book)

Edited by Susan Ingram

One of the most dynamic capital cities of the twenty-first century, Berlin also has one of the most tumultuous modern histories. A city that came of age, in many senses, with the cinema, it has been captured on film during periods of exuberance, devastation, division and reconstruction. World Film Locations: Berlin offers a broad overview of these varied cinematic representations.

Category: Film Studies

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One of the most dynamic capital cities of the twenty-first century, Berlin also has one of the most tumultuous modern histories. A city that came of age, in many senses, with the cinema, it has been captured on film during periods of exurberance, devastation, division and reconstruction. World Film Locations: Berlin offers a broad overview of these varied cinematic representations.

Covering an array of films that ranges from early classics to contemporary star vehicles, this volume features detailed analyses of 46 key scenes from productions shot on location across the city as well as spotlight essays in which contributors with expertise in German studies, urban history and film studies focus on issues central to understanding Berlin film, such as rubble, construction sites and music, and controversial film personalities from Berlin, such as Marlene Dietrich and Leni Riefenstahl. With the help of full-colour illustrations that include film stills and contemporary location shots, World Film Locations: Berlin cinematically maps the city’s long twentieth century, taking readers behind the scenes and shedding new light on the connections between many favourite and possibly soon-to-be-favourite films.

Susan Ingram is associate professor of humanities at York University and coauthor, with Katrina Sark, of Berliner Chic, also published by Intellect.

Maps/Scenes

Scenes 1-8 1910 - 1932

Scenes 9-16 1933 - 1957

Scenes 17-24 1958 - 1981

Scenes 25-32 1982 - 2002

Scenes 33-39 2003 - 2005

Scenes 40-46 2005 - 2011

Essays

Berlin: City of the Imagination – Susan Ingram and Katrina Sark

A Broader Scope: Wilhelmine Cinema in Berlin – Nora Gortcheva

Triumphs: Berlin’s Silver Screen Blondes – Kathryn Franklin

Berlin In Ruins – Mila Ganeva

Berlin's Soundtrack – Susan Ingram

Baustelle Berlin: Post-Reunification Voids – Katrina Sark

Babelsberg: The German Dream Factory – Christina Kraenzle

'Complemented with maps of the locations and over forty individual entries on well-picked Berlin movies, World Film Locations: Berlin is a useful and entertaining read.' 

A Journal of Germanic Studies Tobias Nagl
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