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The Resource Fear eats the soul, Laura Cottingham

Fear eats the soul, Laura Cottingham

Label
Fear eats the soul
Title
Fear eats the soul
Statement of responsibility
Laura Cottingham
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Fear Eats the Soul (Angst essen Seele auf, 1974) an ageing cleaning women, Emmi (Brigitte Mira), marries a much younger man, immigrant Moroccan mechanic, Ali (El Hedi ben Salem). Set in Munich during the 1970s, Fear Eats the Soul melds the conventions of melodrama with a radical sensibility in order to present a portrait of racism and everyday hypocrisy in post-war Germany. Emmi's family (including her slovenly and spiteful son-in-law Eugen, played by Fassbinder himself), neighbours and workmates turn against her viciously. It is a film about the way conventional society detests anything and anybody unfamiliar - but also a film about the hopes and limits of love
  • Intricately directed and designed to show Munich life in all its shabby kitschiness, and beautifully performed, Fear Eats the Soul may be Fassbinder's finest film." "Laura Cottingham celebrates Fassbinder's achievement, placing Fear Eats the Soul in relation to his extraordinary prolific career in theatre, film and television. Her analysis pulls back the thin curtain that separated his work from his tumultuous life. She also explores the director's debt to the lush Hollywood melodrama made by fellow-German Douglas Sirk, especially All That Heaven Allows (1955). In a detailed scene-by-scene analysis of Fear Eats the Soul, Cottingham show how Fassbinder managed to combine beauty and tenderness with fierce political critique."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cottingham, Laura
Dewey number
791.4'372
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PN1997.A4218
  • PN1998.3.F37
LC item number
  • C68 2005
  • C68 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
BFI film classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discrimination
  • Racism in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures, German
  • Angst essen Seele auf (Fassbinder)
  • Dreharbeit
Target audience
specialized
Label
Fear eats the soul, Laura Cottingham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 86)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A career of despair -- The theatre and its anti-teater -- An imperfect realism -- Mirroring Douglas Sirk -- The story of a marriage -- 'Fear eats the soul.'
Control code
57485224
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
86 pages
Isbn
9781844570713
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)57485224
Label
Fear eats the soul, Laura Cottingham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 86)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A career of despair -- The theatre and its anti-teater -- An imperfect realism -- Mirroring Douglas Sirk -- The story of a marriage -- 'Fear eats the soul.'
Control code
57485224
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
86 pages
Isbn
9781844570713
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)57485224

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