The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945

The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945[Read] ➪ The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945 Author Klaus Kreimeier – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Universum Film AG was once the largest, most exciting film company in Europe Founded in by the German High Command as a propaganda outfit and always central to Germany s nationalistic big business in Universum Film AG was once the Story: A PDF/EPUB ¶ largest, most exciting film company in Europe Founded inby the German High Command as a propaganda outfit and always central to Germany s nationalistic big business interests, Ufa was also home to the most daring talents of the Weimar Republic This eye opening study tells the Ufa story The Ufa MOBI :¼ with uncommon verve and intelligence, shrewdly analyzing the forces of art, money, power, politics, and war that created Ufa and that still dominate mass media todayphotos. After WWI, the German film industry flourished Its power and influence was topped only by that of Hollywood and its directors created some of the most memorable moments in cinematic history This book tackles the immense machinery that was the German film industry, starting from small independent companies like Decla and following them through the years as they merged into the massive Ufa which would represent the peak of film as art and of film as industry before its decline and becoming part After WWI, the German film industry flourished Its power and influence was topped only by that of Hollywood and its directors created some of the most memorable moments in cinematic history This book tackles the immense machinery that was the German film industry, starting from small independent companies like Decla and following them through the years as they merged into the massive Ufa which would represent the peak of film as art and of film as industry before its decline and becoming part of the Nazi propaganda machinery.The book is split into several parts regarding different aspects of the film industry, rather than simply telling a chronological story This way each reader can pick out whatever he she finds relevant or interesting whether you are interested in where the studios were placed, how they achieved special effects or how much a lead actress earned per film, you will find all of it in this book Die Ufa Story is perhaps not what you would call light reading , being full of dates, statistics, names, numbers, etc However, it is a well crafted, concise and informative book about the German film industry between the two world wars Art and entertainment bent to the will of the unspeakable This excellent history of Ufa studios is appropriately divided into two parts, before and after 1933 Part one is the fun part though there are warning shadows , about the golden age of German film Lang, Pabst, Murnau, Dietrich and part two is an astonishing, painful exploration of one of the first systematic campaigns to turn film into a weapon and an instrument of terror It s worth noting that this book is primarily a political Art and entertainment bent to the will of the unspeakable This excellent history of Ufa studios is appropriately divided into two parts, before and after 1933 Part one is the fun part though there are warning shadows , about the golden age of German film Lang, Pabst, Murnau, Dietrich and part two is an astonishing, painful exploration of one of the first systematic campaigns to turn film into a weapon and an instrument of terror It s worth noting that this book is primarily a political and business history and only incidentally an aesthetic or artistic one, so some of the passages are a little dry Theone knows about the politics surrounding the eras, and the films themselves as works of art, thecomplete the picture is likely to be The structure chapters are thematic as much as they are sequential also leads to a little repetition as films are examined in one context and then another, but this is a minor distraction Full of wonderful detail, most of it unknown to me, the book refused to be laid down Finally After what feels like many, many months I ve finally finished this The reason I wanted to read this book in the first place is to do with research into the Weimar Republic I m doing for a project at the moment, and I found the first half of the book sometimes pretty heavy going For my liking there isn t enough information about the films and too much emphasis on the corporate structure of the company I usually read this in bed before going to sleep and my progress was painfully slow Finally After what feels like many, many months I ve finally finished this The reason I wanted to read this book in the first place is to do with research into the Weimar Republic I m doing for a project at the moment, and I found the first half of the book sometimes pretty heavy going For my liking there isn t enough information about the films and too much emphasis on the corporate structure of the company I usually read this in bed before going to sleep and my progress was painfully slow Then I reached the Third Reich, an era I m not particularly bothered about in the context, but I was at last determined after 6 months to finish this And lo and behold, the book came into its own I read it in the daytime,awake, and thought the author did a swell job of breaking down an exceedingly complicated narrative into very readable, at times mesmerising bits Sure, the writing s a bit scholarly in tone this is a work of research, after all , but nevertheless packed with info for anyone who wonders how Germany s film industry functioned through two world wars. hab mir das ber ein antiquariat bestellt und man legte mir eine aus der faz ausgeschnittene rezension bei dort bezeichnete der rezensent das buch 1992 erschienen als gl cksfall deutscher kulturgeschichtsschreibung und genau das ist es gro artig

The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film
  • Hardcover
  • 451 pages
  • The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945
  • Klaus Kreimeier
  • English
  • 25 April 2017
  • 0809094835