Fassbinder & Sirk: Limitations of Life|
Fall 2020 not offered
The relationship between Hollywood and Germany has always been both uneasy and productive. This course will examine the well-known interaction between the master of the postwar melodrama and the enfant terrible of the New German Cinema. Initially, we will follow the lead of Fassbinder's famous essay, "Imitation of Life: On the Films of Douglas Sirk," and consider the films that ostensibly influenced the young German director most immediately. Special focus will be on FEAR EATS THE SOUL, Fassbinder's provocative remake of ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS, and on the late melodramas of so-called FRG Trilogy, including THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN. We may also look at some of Fassbinder's important films before his encounter with Sirk, as well as some of Sirk's German films.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Rainer Werner Fassbinder, THE MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS, FEAR EATS THE SOUL, THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN, LOLA, LILI MARLEEN, VERONICA VOSS; Douglas Sirk, ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS, WRITTEN ON THE WIND, INTERLUDE, THE TARNISHED ANGELS, A TIME TO LOVE AND A TIME TO DIE, IMITATION OF LIFE
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Two short papers, one research paper.
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