2017-05-17 6:59 pm Updated by Admin

Rating: 5/5 1136 | Signup or Login to rate and get recommendations

Fassbinder: The Life and Work of a Provocative Genius



By: Christian Braad Thomsen(Author)

Language: English

Genre: Biography

Publisher: University Of Minnesota Press; 1st University of Minnesota Press Ed edition (18 Feb. 2004)

Format: pdf doc docx mobi djvu epub ibooks (*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.)

The original title of the book: Fassbinder: The Life and Work of a Provocative Genius

In Fassbinder, Christian Thomsen, a close friend of the director, illuminates Fassbinder's body of work while revealing his insider views of a man who, despite a furious temper, manic working habits, and rampant drug addiction, supported an extended family- including his mother, a string of male lovers, lovelorn women, and even a pair of frustrated wives-with his intoxicating and prolific imagination. This book, like Fassbinder's often-used image of the mirror, brilliantly reflects the sexual, political, and overwhelmingly human contradictions inherent in the life of this intensely creative man and the remarkable films he directed.

Christian Braad Thomsen is a Danish filmmaker and scholar.

Downoload PDF | Downoload DJVU | Read Online

Download the book "Fassbinder: The Life and Work of a Provocative Genius" by "Christian Braad Thomsen(Author)" pdf - djvu - online

*Report broken link

  • By Jonathan James Romley on 20 January 2004

    The Amazon synopsis says it all really... Fassbinder made a record number of forty-four films in fourteen years before burning out at his writing desk. Various drugs and alcoholic beverage containers were littered around his body, whilst the manuscript for his next masterpiece lay on the floor beside him... the last few pages still in the typewriter. It’s the ultimate demise that one might expect for a hugely successful rock star, but that couldn’t have been further from the truth...From that one paragraph we get an idea of the complexities of Fassbinder’s life, with the TRUE story behind the filmmaker reading like a synopsis for one of his own manuscripts. The details of his life are rich with the kind of emotional ups and downs own would associate with social melodrama at it’s most cloying, with Fassbinder, an over-weight bi-sexual who married often - though still found the time to pimp German actor and sometime collaborator Udo Kier around the leather bars that would become part of the lifestyle for his night-time altar ego - being as far from the mould of the usual auteur as you could possibly get.His trait as a filmmaker was to take the template of Douglas Sirk and create a German melodrama with a more traditional Hollywood ideal; all the while, playing off its conventions with an almost post-modern approach to the contrast between the real and the cinematic. His most famous attempts at such a style came with the Merchant of Four Seasons, the Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, and Ali: Fear Eats the Soul. By the time he’d reached the mid-nineteen-seventies he’d started to experiment with the visual aspects of films, as well as establishing a more socially aware attitude. These more left-field works included the downbeat social-satires In a Year of 13 Moons, and Chinese Roulette and the more-controversial parable the Third Generation.By the later stages of his career Fassbiner had begun to elevate the visual design of his films, creating bold and often hauntingly surreal works like Despair (from the novel by Nabokov) Lola (a remake of the Blue Angel) and Querelle (from the novel by Genet)... he was also working with some fairly established actors. Thomsen’s claim to crafting this as the definitive Fassbinder biog stems from the fact that he was THERE...! Present and correct during the shooting of some of these landmark films, in attendances during some of the edit sessions and a good friend to many of the filmmaker’s comrades and contemporaries. He talks in great detail about Fassbinder’s occasional bouts of depression; his strange relationship with his wife and lovers... and the fact that the star of Fear Eats the Soul went out into the night following the break up of their relationship and stabbed two innocents to death.His writing style might be described as being somewhat generic, but that could be down to the translation. Besides, who needs over the top writing when the character of the book is already through the roof? The attention given to each of the films, no matter how small or un-noteworthy is vast and filled with inside detail... So if you’re interested in Fassbinder’s cinema, new wave cinema, or just filmmaking in general, then this is one of the best books around. Right up there with John Baxter’s biography of Stanley Kubrick, and Stig Bjorkman’s interviews with Woody Allen.

  • Name:

    Your email:

    The message text::

    Log in to post comments

    On Baking: A Textbook of Baking and Pastry Fundamentals

    By: Sarah R. Labensky(Author) Klaus G. Tenbergen(Author) Eddy Van Damme(Author) Priscilla A. Martel(Author) Software Sierra(Author)&2more

    Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.

    The findings of the study might be beneficial for teachers as they will gain an insight into their students' beliefs about the motivational behavior of teachers.This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.Scientists have been--and the majority remain--problem solvers whose solutions have evolved as rapidly as have the new weed problems needing solutions.This is essentially the result of reforms, which still require to be consolidated in order to engage the factors and mechanisms capable of ensuring long-term qualitative and sustainable development in our economy.His subsequent work has included political activism, installation, performance and writing: among the many iconic images that Metzger has bequeathed to art history is one of him assaulting a large canvas with acid, wearing a gas mask and suit-an instance of creative destructiveness which later inspired Pete Townshend of The Who to trash his guitar onstage.The festive season isn't the same anymore for Lara Hollywell, not since her greatest gift of all, her fiancé:, was taken from her.

    Expression Profiling in Neuroscience

    By: Yannis Karamanos (Editor)

    When a passenger is killed on her night train west, a romantic adventure begins that involves mystery, murder and and a deadly climax with the killers.When a passenger is killed on her night train west, a romantic adventure begins that involves mystery, murder and and a deadly climax with the killers.

    Open Country, Iowa links anthropology and history in a woman s perspective on the changing social patterns of rural Iowa communities.They trash his room and rule his daily life, and are known throughout the school as 'Dum' and 'Dee'.This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.Imagine being able to get fit and lose weight without dieting, train your immune system to fight cancer, edit your DNA to avoid a certain fate, erase the risk of a heart attack, reverse aging, and know exactly which drugs to take to optimize health with zero side effects.Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public.THE AUTHOR TAKEN PRISONER--KIND TREATMENT BY THE FRENCH GENERAL--LIFE OF A PRISONER--RELEA8E--DETAILS OF THE AUTHOR'S CAPTIVITY--CURIOUS SCENE AT GENERAL PAKENHAM'S--A BASQUE SQUIRE.



    Speaker For The Dead: Book 2 in the Ender Saga

    By: Orson Scott Card(Author)


    The Dancer Upstairs

    By: Nicholas Shakespeare(Author)


    Gladio: We Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny

    By: Steve Chambers(Author)

    This means that we have checked every single page in every title, making it highly unlikely that any material imperfections –: such as poor picture quality, blurred or missing text - remain.

    Depending on which classifications are used, the Celts are also one of the oldest civilizations in Europe.It is matchless in integrating a wide range of topics relative to reading while, at the same time, being highly readable and user-friendly for instructors, students, and practitioners.Walter provides some of the first systematic evidence that reputation strongly influences behavior, particularly between governments and ethnic minorities fighting over territory.We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.