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From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film (repost)

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From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film (repost)

From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film By Siegfried Kracauer, Leonardo Quaresima
Publisher: Prin.,.ceton Unive..rsity Press; 2 edition 2004 | 432 Pages | ISBN: 0691115184 , 0691115192 | PDF | 15 MB

An undisputed classic of modern film historiography, Kracauer's From Caligari to Hitler had a major impact on the way we relate movies to history and society. Although Kracauer is not afraid of using such contested concepts as collective psychology and German 'soul,' his productive readings of Weimar films as harbingers of emerging fascism still resonate today. Leonardo Quaresima's engaging and erudite introduction is critical in situating Kracauer's project both in its historical moment and in our time.