New PDF release: A Culture of Light: Cinema and Technology in 1920s Germany

By Frances Guerin

ISBN-10: 0816642850

ISBN-13: 9780816642854

Cinema is a medium of sunshine. and through Weimar Germany's enhance to technological modernity, gentle - fairly the representational chances of electric gentle - grew to become the hyperlink among the cinema display and the fast alterations that have been reworking German lifestyles. In Frances Guerin's compelling heritage of German silent cinema of the Twenties, the leading edge use of sunshine is the pivot round which a brand new perception of a countrywide cinema, and a countrywide tradition emerges. Guerin depicts a nocturnal Germany suffused with gentle - electrical billboards, storefronts, police searchlights - and exhibits how this portion of the mise-en-scene got here to mirror either the possibilities and the anxieties surrounding modernity and democracy. Guerin's interpretations middle on use of sunshine in movies resembling Schatten (1923), Variete (1925), city (1926), and Der Golem (1920). In those motion pictures we see how gentle is the substance of picture composition, the structuring machine of the narrative, and the significant thematic quandary. This heritage relieves German movies of the accountability to give an explanation for the political and ideological instability of the interval, an instability acknowledged to be the doubtful beginning of Nazism. In unlocking this doubtful hyperlink, A tradition of sunshine redefines the sector of German movie scholarship.

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Germany’s second wave of industrialization around the turn of the century was accelerated and exaggerated in comparison to that of Britain, France, and Austria, for example. 2 Berlin’s formative years as capital of a nation- state coincided with Germany’s rapid industrialization and rise to technological prominence following the Franco- Prussian war much later, around 1870. Because the very definition of Berlin as a city and Germany’s first national capital was dependent on industrial imperatives and technological opportunities, all efforts were made to ensure its continued industrial growth.

44 Generally speaking, the same is true of the development of fi lm lighting: the technology in Germany was not as sophisticated as in the United States. The German companies were not leading the field in the design and construction of film or projection lighting. 45 If electrical lights were being used in the German studios, they were typically acquired from the United States. 49 They may not have been integrated immediately by the studios, but technological developments were continually pursued.

Nevertheless, in all cases, the tension created through the mutual integration of these two conceptions of light drives a specifically modernist representation. Again and again in these artworks we find a use of light and lighting that discourses The Electrification of Life, Cinema, and Art – 19 on the fabric of everyday life.

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