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The Anarchy of the Imagination

Interviews, Essays, Notes

Rainer Werner Fassbinder
edited by Michael Töteberg and Leo A. Lensing

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The Anarchy of the Imagination colects the most important interviews, essays, and working notes of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, one of the most influential cultural figures to emerge from postwar Germany. Whether reflecting on his won work oir writing about other directors, whether describing his discovery of actress Hanna Schygulla or speaking out in favor of political film making, Fassbinder's perspective is radical, subjective, and challenging. The writing in this volume-nearly all presented here for the first time in English-are an essential part of Fassbinder's legacy, the remarkable body of...

The Anarchy of the Imagination colects the most important interviews, essays, and working notes of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, one of the most influential cultural figures to emerge from postwar Germany. Whether reflecting on his won work oir writing about other directors, whether describing his discovery of actress Hanna Schygulla or speaking out in favor of political film making, Fassbinder's perspective is radical, subjective, and challenging. The writing in this volume-nearly all presented here for the first time in English-are an essential part of Fassbinder's legacy, the remarkable body of work in which present-day German reality finds brilliant expression.

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There is plenty in the book to substantiate Fassbinder's position as the exemplary European filmmaker of his day, plenty to back up the claim staked by the films themselves for an engaged and provocative cinema that can rival Hollywood on its own terms.

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Available
Trim Size
6
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9
Pages
280
ISBN
9780801843693
Illustration Description
19 b&w illus.
Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
On Translating Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Acknowledgments
Part I. Cinema between Autobiography and Social Criticism
Part II. Fellow Filmmakers Pro and Con
Part III

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
On Translating Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Acknowledgments
Part I. Cinema between Autobiography and Social Criticism
Part II. Fellow Filmmakers Pro and Con
Part III. Projects and Controversies
Part IV. Literary Past/Cinematic Present
Part V. Monologues and Confessions
Notes
Filmography
Select Bibliography
Index

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a German filmmaker and one of the most influential cultural figures to emerge from postwar Germany.