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Fassbinder & Sirk: Limitations of Life
FILM 357
Fall 2019
Section: 01  

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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: FILM307
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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