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The Films of Edgar G. Ulmer Paperback – May 20, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0810867000 ISBN-10: 0810867001

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A good introduction to a lesser-known filmmaker, this anthology is recommended for anyone interested in film history, trivia, or criticism; films of the 1930s–60s; and the philosophy behind film. (Library Journal)

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Bernd Herzogenrath is professor of American literature and culture at Goethe-University of Frankfurt and at the University of Cologne (Germany). He is the author of An Art of Desire: Reading Paul Auster (1999) and editor of The Cinema of Tod Browning: Essays of the Macabre and Grotesque (2008).

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  • Paperback: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press (May 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810867001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810867000
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hjalmar Poelzig on June 30, 2009
Format: Paperback
Foreword -- Arianné Ulmer Cipes

Foreword: Out of Nothing -- Peter Bogdanovich

Introduction: Necessary Detours -- Bernd Herzogenrath

1. Permanent Vacation: Home and Homelessness in the Life and Work of Edgar G. Ulmer -- Noah Isenberg

2. The Search for Community -- John Belton

3. On the Graveyards of Europe: The Horror of Modernism in The Black Cat -- Herbert Schwaab

4. From Nine to Nine -- D.J. Turner

5. Exile on 125th Street: African Americans, Germans, and Jews in Moon over Harlem -- Jonathan Skolnik

6. Forging the "New Jew": Ulmer's Yiddish Films -- Vincent Brook

7. When You Get to the Fork, Take It: From Ulmer's Yiddish Cinema to Woody Allen -- Miriam Strube

8. A World Destroyed by Gold: Shared Allegories of Capital in Wagner's Ring and Ulmer's Isle of Forgotten Sins -- Andrew Repasky McElhinney

9. Ulmer and the Noir Femme Fatale -- Alena Smiesková

10. Detour's Detour -- David Kalat

11. Fantasy and Failure in Strange Illusion -- Hugh S. Manon

12. The Naked Filmmaker -- Bill Krohn

13. The Political and Ideological Subtexts of The Naked Dawn -- Reynold Humphries

14. A Grave New World: Cast and Crew on the Making of Beyond the Time Barrier -- Robert Skotak

15. Invisibility and Insight: The Unerasable Trace of The Amazing Transparent Man -- Alec Charles

16. An Interview with Shirley Ulmer -- Tom Weaver

17. Karloff, Lugosi, Browning, and Whale -- Edgar G. Ulmer, translated by Bernd Herzengorath

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