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Rentschler, Eric

Overview
Works: 54 works in 172 publications in 2 languages and 6,879 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Film noir  Musical films  Operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Propaganda films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric Rentschler
The ministry of illusion : Nazi cinema and its afterlife by Eric Rentschler( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German cinema of the Third Reich, even a half-century after Hitler's demise, still provokes extreme reactions. More than a thousand German feature films that premiered during the reign of National Socialism survive as mementoes of what many regard as film history's darkest hour. As Eric Rentschler argues, however, cinema in the Third Reich emanated from a Ministry of Illusion and not from a Ministry of Fear. Party vehicles such as Hitler Youth Quex and anti-Semitic hate
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in German and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fritz Lang's film M merges trenchant social commentary with chilling suspense, creating a panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller
The use and abuse of cinema : German legacies from the Weimar era to the present by Eric Rentschler( )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Rentschler's new book, The Use and Abuse of Cinema, takes readers on a series of enthralling excursions through the fraught history of German cinema, from the Weimar and Nazi eras to the postwar and postwall epochs and into the new millennium. These journeys afford rich panoramas and nuanced close-ups from a nation's production of fantasies and spectacles, traversing the different ways in which the film medium has figured in Germany, both as a site of creative and critical enterprise and as a locus of destructive and regressive endeavor. Each of the chapters provides a stirring minidrama; the cast includes prominent critics such as Siegfried Kracauer and Rudolf Arnheim; postwar directors like Wolfgang Staudte, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wim Wenders, and Alexander Kluge; representatives of the so-called Berlin School; and exponents of mountain epics, early sound musicals, rubble films, and recent heritage features. A film history that is both original and unconventional, Rentschler's colorful tapestry weaves together figures, motifs, and stories in exciting, unexpected, and even novelistic ways. --Provided by publisher
German film & literature : adaptations and transformations by Eric Rentschler( Book )

31 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and German and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1986
Die 3groschenoper = The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities"--Container
West German filmmakers on film : visions and voices( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and German and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Films of G.W. Pabst : an extraterritorial cinema( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West German film in the course of time : reflections on the twenty years since Oberhausen by Eric Rentschler( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jud Süß( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazi propaganda film offers a strongly anti-Semitic depiction of the life of Josef Süss Oppenheimer, tax advisor to Karl Alexander during the early 1700's, who was executed for manipulation of state funds
Händler der vier Jahreszeiten = The merchant of four seasons by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This despairing yet mordantly funny film charts the decline of a self-destructive former policeman and war veteran struggling to make ends meet for his family by working as a fruit vendor
The 3 penny opera = Die 3groschenoper( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. With a palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to Weill's irresistible score, The threepenny opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema."--Container
Augenzeugen : 100 Texte neuer deutscher Filmemacher( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Alte Film war tot : 100 Texte zum westdeutschen Film 1962-1987( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1e uitg. onder de titel: Augenzeugen : 100 Texte neuer Deutscher Filmemacher. - 1987. - Ook aanwezig onder de titel : West German filmmakers on film. - New York : Holmes & Meier, 1988
The Merchant of four seasons( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This despairing yet mordantly funny film charts the decline of a self-destructive former policeman and war veteran struggling to make ends meet for his family by working as a fruit vendor
Neuer deutscher Film by Norbert Grob( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a serial killer is stalking the children of the city, everyone, including the criminal underworld, want to see him brought down
The 3 penny opera = Die Dreigroschenoper( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. With a palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to Weill's irresistible score, The threepenny opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema."--Container
Emotional engineering : Hitler youth Quex by Eric Rentschler( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die 3 groschenoper : the 3 penny opera( Visual )

2 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. With a palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to Weill's irresistible score, The threepenny opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema."--Container
Stilepochen des Films( Book )

in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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