Presentation on theme: "The Legend of Paul and Paula; Poster, 1973. 1946-1993 By 1953 only 50 titles had been released Thousands of shorts and documentaries Over 750 features."— Presentation transcript:
The Legend of Paul and Paula; Poster, 1973
1946-1993 By 1953 only 50 titles had been released Thousands of shorts and documentaries Over 750 features in total
Female Worker by Ukrainian-born Boris Eremeevich Vladimirski Alexander Nevsky, directed by Sergei Eisenstein, produced in USSR, released 1938. Winner of the Stalin Prize 1941.
Alltags film No overt political message But nevertheless it can be argued that it is an inherently political film [The film] is a particularly interesting example of the complex relation between entertainment and ideology in GDR cinema. Holmes & Smith p.52
a liberalisation of the previous insistence of the Party that all personal pleasures be sacrificed to communal socialist goals. World on Film: an Introduction, Martha P. Nochimson, p. 147.
Die Puhdys For a prudish Communist leadership, Die Legende von Paul und Paula and Geh zu Ihr represented not only sexual independence, but a declaration of liberation from orthodox cultural and political ideology as well. Berger and Carroll p. 143
Global pop, local language by Harris M. Berger and Michael Thomas Carroll. Univ. Press of Mississippi (2003) The concise Cinegraph: encyclopaedia of German cinema by Hans- Michael Bock. Berghahn Books, (2009) 100 years of European cinema: entertainment or ideology? by Diana Holmes and Alison Smith. Manchester University Press ND (2000) The most important art: Eastern European film after 1945, by Mira Liehm and Antonín J. Liehm. University of California Press (1977) That was the wild East: film culture, unification, and the "new" Germany, by Leonie Naughton. University of Michigan Press (2002) World on Film: An Introduction by Martha P. Nochimson. John Wiley and Sons (2010) Cinema of Attractions versus Narrative Cinema Slavic Review Vol. 62, No. 3 (Autumn, 2003), pp. 455-472 '"Die Legende von Paul und Paula" ou le succès dun film populaire en ex-RDA', interview with Cyril Buffet and Caroline Moine. Published on fragil.org IMDB (Internet Movie Database) resource used for images and dates.