Eine Reise ans Ende der Nacht: Moderne und Modernisierunsängste in Friedrich Wilhelm Murnaus "Sunrise"

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    This essay explores how Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s classic silent film Sunrise (1927) participates in discourses of modernity in the mid- to late-1920s. It shows that the film – against many prior interpretations – can be read as a timely contribution to specific US-American debates: discourses about the big city, the new consumer society, tourism, the emancipation of the New Woman, and changing morals. The film thus documents in audiovisual form a discontent with rapid modernization – a discontent the film mitigates in dialectical form.
    Vertaalde titel van de bijdrageA Journey to the End of the Night: Modernity and Fears of Modernization in Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau's "Sunrise"
    Originele taal-2German
    TitelSpäte Stummfilme
    SubtitelÄsthetische Innovation im Kino 1924-1930
    RedacteurenHeinz-Peter Preusser
    Plaats van productieMarburg
    UitgeverijSchüren
    Pagina's267-300
    ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-89472-959-2
    StatusPublished - 2017

    Publicatie series

    NaamSchriftenreihe zur Textualität des Films
    Volume9

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