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Paperback96 pages. Published February 26th by British Film Institute. To see what your friends thought of this book, please kaea up. To ask other readers questions about Mplease sign up.
Lists with This Book. Nov 02, Jonfaith k it really liked it Shelves: Bits of Mabuse and Doblin percolate in the Weimar of our imagination. Red Rosa is tossed into the Landwehr while Sally Bowles sings for lost love, placating her daddy issues until the burning of the Reichstag.
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I read half before viewing the film and then the second half after pausing midway through Lang’s masterpiece. This is a meticulous analysis of Berlin and the Brechtian daimon of Peter Lorre. There is considerable context on the recent phenomenon of serial killing in this mass society, Bits of Mabuse and Doblin percolate in the Weimar of our imagination.
Well worth anyone’s time Jan 27, Jon rated it really liked it Shelves: Anton Kaes ‘s little book on M is a really fantastic book.
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A lot has been written about M and I haven’t read much of it, so I don’t know how this book compares to others. But it’s a really accessible and easy approach to the film that picks the scenes apart really well.
Kaes is looking at the film as a reflection of the time, addressing Atnon and the idea of total mobilization, among other things. Super interesting analysis of one of Fritz Lang’s finest films.
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Sep 25, Jessica Tyler rated it really liked it. Mar 08, S. Wilson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Anton Kaes provides an extremely valuable in-depth examination kaws Fritz Lang’s M, exploring this classic German film not only based on cinematic craft, but the historical, social, and political contexts that informed and are reflected by Lang’s masterful directorial craft. A must read for kae serious film enthusiast. May 21, Patrick McCoy rated it really liked it Shelves: This inspired me to finally see the film and I found it to be a powerful, classic film.
Anton Kaes, a Chancellor’s Professor of German and Film Studies at the University of California Berkeley, looks at the film in the context of its cultural history and analyzes the books social and symbolic energy. The book is divided into six sections. The first is “Berlin, ” gives the cultural and societal context of the film made in the Wiemar Kzes.
In Chapter Three “Total Mobilization” the author discuses the different society organizations that are searching out for the child murderer: In Antkn Four “Before the Law” the finals acts and conclusion of the film are discussed in context of things that were going on at the time.
The last chapter, “”Los Angles, ” discuses the Joseph Losey film noir based on this film. There is also an appendix that publishes for the first time M’s missing scene.
It is another well written and researched BFI film analysis of a classic. Aug 13, Andrew Bishop rated it really liked it Shelves: A superb analysis of Lang’s film and its Weimar era N context. You have to be familiar with the film or Lang’s work to really appreciate the close read that Kaes kas to discuss the film’s strengths but it also works to show the depth of Lang’s social commentary.
The historical context for the film that’s the book’s other concern is equally valuable. I’m more keen on the Mabuse films but Kaes does such a good job here it reveals the strengths in Lang’s cinema generally.
But read this boo A superb analysis of Lang’s film and its Weimar era German context. But read this book if you want to know more about one of Germany’s best films and a historically important one at that.
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