Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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  • Ali Fear Eat The Soul Analysis

    the relations between film and nationhood.” As such, echoing the sentiments of both Germüden and Rentschler are the cinematic works of Rainer Werner Fassbinder whose philosophy arguably deviates what might define the period’s preoccupation with the representation and critique of American cinema culture, specifically that being the Hollywood American aesthetic or anti-American otherwise. This unconventionality can be recognized in Fassbinder’s repertoire of works, where he rather presents a “re-working of American popular culture that transcends these interpretations.” (Germüden, 55) Thomas Elsaesser (1996:9) in his book, Fassbinder’s Germany, writes of Fassbinder’s auteurist approach which directed him to often be “cited as an exponent of an anti-illusionist, modernist or Brechtian counter-cinema.” However, Elsaesser asserts that these contentions of Fassbinder “risked an abstraction: from the context of production, and from contexts of reception other than the 'productive misreadings '”. Elsaesser’s concerns are of particular relevance to Germüden’s writings. Germüden (56) quotes Fassbinder as stating that “it was his dream to create a ‘German Hollywood’ by making films that would be commercially viable while at the same time not uncritical of the society which they reflect.” Germüden goes on to claim that subsequently since Fassbinder embraced this ‘German Hollywood’ aspiration, he had been criticized on the impressions that classical Hollywood cinema, and the ensuing…

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  • Sexuality In Ali, Fear Eats The Soul And Uniform

    Depictions of sexuality is a key element that intersect in the format of both Ali, Fear Eats the Soul (1974) and Maedchen in Uniform (1931). While the films are released over 40 years apart, both these films depict sexuality and explore sexual taboos in Germany. Ali, Fear Eats the Soul, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, is a tale of interracial love and explores the impact of racism on human relationships. Leontine Sagan’s Maedchen in Uniform contains themes of lesbian relationships and…

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  • Symbolism In Susan Minot's Lust

    Trapped. Lost. Confined. Absent. What do these words mean? Who do they apply to? Are you adrift with no sense of direction, or maybe imprisoned with never ending boundaries? In the poem “The Panther” written by Rainer Maria Rilke, the helpless creature whose eyes were once full of purpose, finds itself quarantined by “a thousand bars; and behind the bars, no world” (Meyer 635). However, in the case of a young affluent teenage girl depicted in Susan Minot’s “Lust,” it is possible to be bounded…

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  • The Role Of Censorship In Fahrenheit 451

    1 : Introduction 1.1 General Background Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 (1953) is a dystopian novel, set in a world where the ownership of books is illegal, and firemen burn books instead of putting fires out. The protagonist, Guy Montag, is a fireman. He decides to investigate the loyalty some in their society have for books by reading some he kept in secret. He is then discovered by his captain who reports him, and is chased by the government until he escapes in a river. In the end, he washes up…

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  • Exodus Of Deutsche Physik Analysis

    and the Einstein Field Equations in 1915, and the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics in 1925 combined to form a more significant shift in natural philosophy than that from Ptolemy to Newton. Gone were the days of pure objectivity, now the observer affects the world in a physical sense; gone were the days of certainty, now a particle does not exist in a single place but as a probability distribution over all of space; gone were the days of universality, now time moves differently for…

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  • An Analysis Of Cyber World In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

    Cyber World: The effect on society through elimination of books in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 In the book Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury projects a futuristic society that has vanquished human’s emotions through destroying books. Bradbury utilizes the burning of books because books are too awakening and evokes everyone’s feelings and opinions. In the society nobody has knowledge and they rely on their home tv’s as a distraction from way of thoughts and ideas. This thinking has brain washed the…

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  • The Theme Of Ignorance In Fahrenheit 451

    At first glance, it seems strange to compare a children’s book to a dystopian novel, however, revolving around the battle between knowledge and ignorance, the dark dystopia of Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, surprisingly draws many parallels to the children’s book, The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury depicts a future where ignorant and emotionless masses are bombarded with meaningless media and filled with empty happiness. In this oppressive world, Montag is a fireman…

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  • Theme Of Insight In Fahrenheit 451

    The Flames of Insight As responsibility hides behind a red veil, a futuristic society lives under the false notion that everyone is equal, and therefore, everyone is happy. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag, a fireman in charge of destroying books in a society where they are forbidden, questions whether what he does is right. Through witnessing a woman burn to death for her books and Faber’s, an elderly former professor’s, teachings, Montag is trapped between the worlds of Fire and…

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  • Unmotional Fireman In Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury

    Rick Warren, a Christian pastor and author once said that, “We are products of our pasts, but we don't have to be prisoners of it.” In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the protagonist, Guy Montag lives in a futuristic dystopian society. As a fireman, his job is to burn illegal books and the homes of the owners with them, but later he questions the effect of censorship and everything that he ever knew. Guy Montag changes from an unemotional fireman to a fully emotional and engaged rebel…

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  • Theme Of Isolation In Fahrenheit 451

    Set in the 24th century, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury unravels with the story of a protagonist, Guy Montag. At first, Montag takes pleasure in his job as a fireman, burning illegally owned books and the homes of their owners. Montag soon begins to question the value of his profession and in turn his life. The Road, a novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy, is a post-apocalyptic tale of a journey of a father and his young son over a period of several months. They walk across a…

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