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Ideologie (i) przyjemności
Ideologies Of/And Pleasure

Author(s): Magdalena Kempna-Pieniążek
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: German cinema;

Summary/Abstract: The latest volume of the Wrocław series “Germany – Media – Culture” fits in with the new, multifaceted picture of the history of German cinema that has been formed recently, but it is not a typical presentation of film history. The author of the review draws attention to the numerous merits of the book by Andrzej Gwóźdź “Zaklinanie rzeczywistości. Filmy niemieckie i ich historie 1933-1949” [“Enchantment of Reality. German Films and their Histories 1933-1949”] (2018). Above all, it combines the qualities of an interesting reading with the meticulous reconstruction of the audiovisual landscape of Germany of the years 1933-1949. The most important context of this landscape are various ideologies, which is why one of the dominant themes of the monograph is the theme of cinema as a weapon of war, subordinated to various institutions. The second common theme in the films analysed in the book is the pleasure principle, implemented both by the cinema of the Third Reich and by cinematographies of the post-war occupation zones. The third part of the volume, offering a collection of precisely edited writings from the discussed era, is also noteworthy.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 104
  • Page Range: 247-252
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Polish