Film
(3,281 words)

The name of Siegfried Kracauer (1889–1966) long stood for a single book: a history of German film of the Weimar period, which appeared in 1947 with the enigmatic title From Caligari to Hitler. Meanwhile, Kracauer is considered one of the great figures of the history of theory in the 20th century, while his view of the image as the bearer of consciousness and world-interpretation continues to be understood as his m…

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Traverso, Enzo, “Film”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 18 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0229>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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