Alexander Kluge
Tara Forrest
Humor & Entertainment
Alexander Kluge

Alexander Kluge is best known as a founding member of the New German Cinema. His work, however, spans a diverse range of fields and, over the last fifty years, he has been active as a filmmaker, writer and television producer. This book - the first of its kind in English - comprises a wide selection of texts, including articles and stories by Kluge, television transcripts, critical essays by renowned international scholars, and interviews with Kluge himself. It will be a valuable resource for students and scholars in the fields of film, television, and literary studies, as well as those interested in exploring the intersections between art, politics, and social change.

Alexander Kluge is vooral bekend als een van de oprichters van de Nieuwe Duitse Cinema. In de afgelopen vijftig jaar was hij naast filmmaker ook schrijver en tv-producent. Dit boek biedt de lezer een uitgebreide inleiding tot de belangrijkste thema's, problemen en ideeën uit Kluges baanbrekende films, televisie- en literaire producties. Het brede overzicht van teksten in deze collectie - met inbegrip van artikelen en verhalen van Kluge, kritische essays door gerenommeerde internationale wetenschappers, televisietranscripten en interviews met Kluge zelf - is waardevol voor studenten en wetenschappers op het gebied van film-, televisie- en literatuurstudies, en voor diegenen die geïnteresseerd zijn in de raakvlakken tussen kunst, politiek en sociale verandering.

Alexander Kluge
Table of Contents
Editor’s Introduction
The Stubborn Persistence of Alexander Kluge
Film, Politics and the Public Sphere
On Film and the Public Sphere
Cooperative Auteur Cinema and Oppositional Public Sphere: Alexander Kluge’s Contribution to Germany in Autumn
‘What is Different is Good’: Women and Femininity in the Films of Alexander Kluge
Rethinking History
In Search of Germany: Alexander Kluge’s The Patriot
Alexander Kluge and German History: ‘The Air Raid on Halberstadt on 8.4.1945’
The Air Raid on Halberstadt, 8 April 1945(extract)
Realism as Protest
Construction Site Film: Kluge’s Idea of Realism and His Short Films
The Sharpest Ideology: That Reality Appeals to its Realistic Character
Debate on the Documentary Film: Conversation with Klaus Eder, 1980
Opera as a ‘Power Plant of Emotion’
Undoing Act 5: History, Bodies and Operatic Remains in The Power of Emotion
‘Feelings Can Move Mountains …’: AnInterview with Alexander Kluge on the Film The Power of Feelings
Alexander Kluge’s Phantom of the Opera
Storytelling and Politics
An Analytic Storyteller in the Course of Time
The Political as Intensity of Everyday Feelings
At the 2003 International Security Conference
Television and Counter-Public Spheres
Raw Materials for the Imagination: Kluge’sWork for Television
Television and Obstinacy
Reframing Islam in Television: Alexander Kluge’s Interviews on Islamand Terrorism since 9/11
In the Real Time of Feelings: Interview with Alexander Kluge
Television Interviews
Character Armour and MobileWarfare
Jeff Mills: Godfather of Techno
Tsunami of Emotion: On Puccini’s Tosca
Early Cinema/RecentWork
Reinventing the Nickelodeon: Notes on Kluge and Early Cinema
‘All Things Are Enchanted Human Beings’: Remarks on Alexander Kluge’s News from Ideological Antiquity
Selected Bibliography of English-Language Texts
Notes on Contributors
Index of Names
Index ofWorks
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