By Brigitta B. Wagner
Scarred by way of the second one global warfare, divided in the course of the chilly conflict, and changed into a tremendous development website within the early postwall years, Berlin has dramatically reinvented itself within the new millennium. movie has served a overlooked yet vital functionality during this transformation.
In Berlin Replayed, Brigitta B. Wagner indicates how previous and new movies set in Berlin created a collective city nostalgia for the city’s top, such a lot inclusive, and such a lot conciliatory pasts within the face of its renewed function because the all-German capital. Exploring motion pictures reminiscent of Walter Ruttmann’s Berlin: Symphony of an exceptional City, Wim Wenders’s Wings of wish, Tom Tykwer’s Run Lola Run, and Wolfgang Becker’s Good Bye, Lenin!, the ebook establishes that those movies don’t only function the town yet actively build how audience come to grasp assorted Berlins of the previous and current. to demonstrate how movie has again and again remade a twin of town, Berlin Replayed specializes in 4 key sessions: the golden Nineteen Twenties, whilst town used to be a tremendous filmmaking heart; the prewall Nineteen Fifties, while Berlin had ideologically adverse movie industries; the politically transformative past due Nineteen Eighties and early Nineties; and the hyped commence of the twenty-first century.
By displaying how movies have helped revive thoughts of the “good” Berlin and, by means of extension, the “good” Germany, Berlin Replayed unearths the underappreciated yet robust function movie has performed within the technique of unifying Germany’s historic event and bridging its actual and political divisions.
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Berlin Replayed: Cinema and Urban Nostalgia in the Postwall Era by Brigitta B. Wagner