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  1. From Baader to Prada : the Representation of Urban Terrorism in German-Language Film

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    UrheberHomewood, Christopher James
    Verleger University <Leeds>
    Umfang 346 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmanalyse; Filminterpretation -> Interpretation Film; Terrorismus
    Freie Schlagworte FW RAF
    Beschreibung "This study analyses the response of filmmakers to the left-wing terrorism of the Red Army Faction (RAF) experienced by West Germany in the 1970s, and its legacy. At the height of its activity, the RAF violently shook the foundations of postwar German democracy with a string of politically motivated attacks against the Federal Republic which brought the state's democratic credentials into question. The first part of this thesis considers the intervention of the New German Cinema on the underlying political crisis that the RAF unleashed, examining the filmmakers' attempt to catalyze a labour of mourning which connected contemporary left-wing terror to the unresolved legacies of the Nazi past, but which the state had tried to close down. Ultimately, however, the filmmakers were unable to contest a wave of contemporary repression which threatened to engulf the memory of the RAF, and so by the mid-1980s, when not altogether forgotten, a dominant consensual understanding of the immediate past which spoke from the perspective of the state had been set. However, in recent years there has been a renewed explosion of interest in this brief yet turbulent period in history, at the vanguard of which has stood the nation's filmmakers. The second part of this examines how postunification filmmakers have responded to this ostensibly dead socio-political and, for artists, aesthetic phenomenon. I examine how new films have engaged recent cultural implications and manifestations (such as the `Prada-Meinhof' clothing phenomenon) of the terrorist legacy and seek to innovate the ideologically entrenched cultural terms of remembrance which had settled around the group in order to offer a more nuanced, complex reading of the past." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturTerrorism and the New German Cinema: The 68ers, the Red Army Faction and the New German Cinema; 'Erinnerungslosigkeit' and 'Gegeninformation' in Deutschland im Herbst (1978); 'Verdrängen oder Verarbeiten? ' Memory, Mourning and Contemporary Repression in Die bleierne Zeit (1981); Post-Unification Terrorism Films: The Cultural Memory of the RAF, and the Intervention of the German Cinema after Unification; The Return of `Undead' History: the West German Terrorist as Vampire in Die innere Sicherheit (2001); Making Invisible Memory Visible: Communicative Memory and Taboo in Black Box BRD (2001); `Die heitere Zeit'? Terrorism, Pop and Unification in Die Stille nach dem Schuss (2000); `Welche Ideen, Ideale haben ihren Wert durch die Zeit behalten? ': Ideological Recuperation in Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei (2004)?; Conclusion; Filmography; Bibliography
    Themen FWFilm>>Beziehungen, Ausstrahlungen, Einwirkungen; Film>>Film in einzelnen Ländern
    RVK FWAP 46700; AP 47000; AP 59710
    DDC FWHistorische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugEuropa, Westeuropa>>Mitteleuropa, Deutschland>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1970 - 1979>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1980 - 1989>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1990 - 1999>>; 21. Jahrhundert, 2000 – 2099>>2000 - 2009>>