The New German Cinema: Music, History, and the Matter of Style

Author(s): Caryl Flinn

The New German Cinema


When New German cinema directors like R. W. Fassbinder, Ulrike Ottinger, and Werner Schroeter explored issues of identity—national, political, personal, and sexual—music and film style played crucial roles. Most studies of the celebrated film movement, however, have sidestepped the role of music, a curious oversight given its importance to German culture and nation formation. Caryl Flinn’s study reverses this trend, identifying styles of historical remembrance in which music participates. Flinn concentrates on those styles that urge listeners to interact with difference—including that embodied in Germany’s difficult history—rather than to "master" or "get past" it.

Publication Information:

Publisher: University of California Press

Month of Publication: February

Year of Publication: 2004

Location: Berkeley, CA

# of Pages: 352

Additional Information:

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 9780520238237