East German Cinema: DEFA And Film History

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East German Cinema: DEFA and Film History

East Germany's film monopoly, Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft, produced a films ranging beyond simple propaganda to westerns, musicals, and children's films, among others. This book equips scholars with the historical background to understand East German cinema and guides the readers through the DEFA archive via examinations of twelve films.

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“Sebastian Heiduschke has produced a fine introduction to the cinema of East Germany that is aimed at a general, English-speaking student audience without previous exposure to the films of this now-defunct socialist country.” (Stefan Soldovieri, Monatshefte, Vol. 108 (3), 2016)

“Heiduschke’s East German Cinema is a great resource for anyone interested in the history of post-World War II Germany and its profound and lasting effect on the state of both German and international cinema today. For the individual films themselves, this book essentially serves as a starter’s guide to east German films, selecting only a handful of the hundreds of films produced by DEFA.” (Stephen Belden, Film Matters, Vol. 6, 2015)


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"Sebastian Heiduschke's East German Cinema: DEFA and Film History is a concise and clearly written introductory text that offers the reader basic information on the film production...
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