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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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Account Options Sign in. Mieze Zuber rated it really liked it Jan 14, The homosexual community did not appreciate the vision presented between two men in the film Fox and his Friends. Thomsen, a close friend, tells of the life and times as well as diving into Fasbinder’s work holding nothing back of this creative and controversial genius both in his personal and professional life. Chad rated it liked it Feb 05, Screaming rows, mental breakdowns and suicide attempts were common occurrences.

Some are the cellar, others the walls and others again are the windows.

Only guest workers, Arabs if possible. Susanna rated it it was ok Aug 08, He worked at breakneck speed and in fourteen years made forty-four films, including Ali: 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. Theatre is also presented and extremely important since theatre was the catalyst for Fassbinder venturing him into film.


Fassbinder — University of Minnesota Press

To ask other readers questions about Fassbinderplease sign up. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Excessive Freudian symbolism was used throughout the book towards Fassbinder’s films and became annoying after some time.

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Feb 08, Drew rated it liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. Well executed and appreciated by those that have not had the opportunity to view all of Fassbinder’s work. Tractatus84 rated it really liked it Feb 08, BakulBuku rated it really liked it Sep 01, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ulrike Ottinger The Autobiography of Art Cinema A brilliantly unconventional investigation into the career of a visionary German filmmaker and the untimely death of art cinema.

Rainer Gennius Fassbinder, so much anc, promise and controversy gone at 37 years young leaving an amazing legacy behind.

Thomsen cites Fassbinder’s work along with analysis, beautifully presented and never boring or mundane. In his film Garbage, the City pprovocative Death he was accused of anti-Semitism. And having seen every film but “Women in New York” and “Wildwechsel” a.


Andrew Bruntel provocafive it it was amazing May 15, University of Minnesota Press- Performing Arts – pages. Jon rated it really liked it Sep 21, Aug 13, Melinda rated it really liked it Shelves: They would do absolutely anything for him. I highly suggests this work for cinema buffs, film students or Fassbinder lover or haters, very informative and educational.


Early on in his career, money was tight; he’d sometimes send the girls out to work the streets, so that they’d have enough to plug the current hole in the budget. Fassbinder ruthlessly attacked both German bourgeois society and the larger limitations of humanity, and his films detail the desperate yearning for love and freedom and the many ways in which society defeats that desire.

Michael rated it it was amazing Feb 19, This book offers an interesting critical overview of Fassbinders oeuvre, stage- and TV-work included. About Christian Braad Thomsen.

There are also works I like infinitely less: Juanito Jones rated it really liked it Nov 26,