FASSBINDER THE LIFE AND WORK OF A PROVOCATIVE GENIUS PDF

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder was the most innovative practitioner of New German Cinema. He worked at breakneck speed and in fourteen years made forty-four. Upon completing Christian Braad Thomsen’s book, the reader will wonder at which point Fassbinder, who divided his time between the cinema and theatre as . It was Rainer Werner Fassbinder who helped put the New German Cinema on the international map in the s. He was an artist who achieved that rare.

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Fassbinder

Books by Christian Braad Thomsen. I have nothing to compare this biography with other writings on Fassbinder with the exception of articles, so keep that in mind. The films Fassbinder directed and sometimes starred in.

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It gradually also became a fundamental theme of his films. Early on in his career, money was tight; he’d sometimes send the girls out to work A Swedish colleague who was considerably more into Fassbinder than I was lent me this interesting biography. Preview — Fassbinder by Christian Braad Thomsen. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Juhoahava rated it really liked it Nov 08, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Fassbinder: The Life And Work Of A Provocative Genius by Christian Braad Thomsen

Thomsen, a close friend, tells of od life and times as well as diving into Fasbinder’s work holding nothing back of this benius and controversial genius both in his personal and professional life. He worked at breakneck speed and in fourteen years made forty-four films, including Ali: In The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant the doll replaces the lost lover, while her maid’s make up turns her into a living doll, treated as such.

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The revealing biography of this highly productive and radical film director. Return to Book Page.

The book was solid without the Freudian information, totally unnecessary. Home Current Catalogs Blog.

Terence rated it it was amazing Jan 27, In Fassbinder, Christian Thomsen, a close friend of the director, illuminates Fassbinder’s body of work while revealing his insider views of a man who, despite a furious temper, manic working habits, and rampant drug addiction, supported an extended family- including his mother, a string of male lovers, lovelorn women, and even a pair of frustrated wives-with his intoxicating and prolific fassbinedr.

Joey rated it really liked it May 25, Obviously Fassbinder faced criticism and backlash, controversy never lacking. Chad rated it liked it Feb 05, He worked at breakneck speed and in fourteen years made forty-four films, including Ali: Susanna rated it it was ok Aug 08, Thomsen cites Fassbinder’s work along with analysis, beautifully presented and never boring or mundane.

Fassbinder: The Life And Work Of A Provocative Genius

University of Minnesota Press Coming soon. This book, like Fassbinder’s often-used image of the mirror, brilliantly reflects the sexual, political, and overwhelmingly human contradictions inherent in the life of this intensely creative man and the remarkable films he directed. Anthony Nesbitt rated it liked it Aug 21, Thomsen, a close friend, tells of the life and times as well as diving into Fasbinder’s work holdi Word association.

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Domination and masochism familiar in many of his films. We learn of Fassbinder’s turbulent childhood, his homosexuality, his faux marriage, his work habits, his volatile, and painful relationships with his actors. A Swedish colleague who was considerably more into Fassbinder than I was lent me this interesting biography. Fassbinder ruthlessly attacked both German bourgeois society and the larger limitations of humanity, and his films detail the desperate Rainer Werner Fassbinder was the most innovative practitioner of New German Cinema.

Alexandre Andrade rated it liked it Mar 25, Lists with This Book. Suzanne rated it really liked it Aug 31, More importantly Fassbinder’s passion and obsession of cinema and theatre is explored in great detail. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Film and MediaLiteratureAvant-gardeGermany. Only guest workers, Arabs if possible. But regardless of our difference of opinions, how nice to spend hours and hours talking — in my head at least — about Fassbindder. Michael rated it liked it Jul 23, The Life and Work of a Provocative Genius.