Simple Two-Part Essay

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Two-part essay: Essay responses should be typed (Times New Roman, 12 pt font, double-spaced).

Part I. Choose one of the following time periods to explore in German film history: Weimar Cinema/Nazi Cinema/East German cinema. You should craft an essay of 2.5-3 in total pages not more! that socio-historically, culturally, and politically contextualizes two films from the list down below. Here are some (but by no means all) questions you could reflect on or address:

• why do the films approach the topics they do in this time period?

• how are the politics of the era or the cultural norms presented in them?

• how are the films’ narratives, aesthetics, genre forms, cinematography, technological advancements, etc. representative of the period in which they were made?

• how are sets utilized in them, and what do they signify/symbolize?

List of the Films for PART I.: Nosferatu (1922) Dir. F. W. Murnau (Metropolis, The Golem Clips) --- Olympia (1938) Dir. Leni Riefenstahl --- The Murderers are Among Us (1946) Dir. Wolfgang Staudte --- Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (1972) Dir. Werner Herzog *Film is available


Part II. There is a variety of indigenous film genres that are specific to Germany. Pick one of these genres down below and write a ½ page essay on what some of the elements are that are essential to the genre. You should cite examples from the ideas in the genre you pick.




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School: Cornell University

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German film history
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German film history
Why do the films approach the topics they do in this period?
Most of the film production is done concerning the social and political aspects that
surround the country at the period. The film production industry in Germany can be traced back
to the late 19th century when German films made technical and artistic influences to film and
movie making. During the period, Germany made major changes to its identity during both the
20th and 21st century. The changes made in this sector have periodization in national cinema.
During the period of production, the country had just made its way from World War II. For
example, in the film, "The Murderers Are Among Us" was a film produced and directed by
German citizens shortly after WWII and has since been known and grown to become a
significant role in German film production industry. The film was supported and watched by the
Soviet Allies. The movie was produced by the DEFA studios that had recently been founded. It
follows the noir film production style that successfully blends the German expressionism with a
striking attract...

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