The Shoah and The Trial

VDM Verlag 2008

The Shoah and The Trial- The directing style in the documentary films of Claude Lanzmann and Eberhard Fechner VDM Verlag 2008

Blurb: Following her own documetary film "Gedächtnis der Orte", director and author Susan Reck analyzes the classic documentaries "Shoah" by Claude Lanzmann and "The Trial" by Eberhard Fechner. As one of the firsts, these filmmakers thematize the genocide of the European Jews lying back some thirty years in the creation of their films. The present study focuses on the question of to what extent the personal attitudes of the filmmakers become visible in their works and create a certain style of directing.


Film and chaos theory

Grin Verlag 2010

Film and chaos theory - analysis of the opening sequence of the movie "Babel" Grin Verlag 2010

The majority of films follow the traditional 3- act- model even if their content requires another structure. An exception is the film "Babel." In my analysis of the opening sequence, I expose the innovative narrative principle of the film referring to its multi-perspective structure.

"The problem is not the numerous tools at our disposal to improve communication but the fact that nobody listens. If there is nothing to listen to there is nothing to understand. when we cease to understand our language is useless and ultimately leads to divisiveness. "


Clip Revolution in the movies

Grin Verlag 2009

Clip Revolution in the movies. The Influences of the video clip on narrative structures Grin Verlag 2009 When we speak about the video clip, we think about breathtaking cut sequences, color filters, zoom, rides, jump cuts, beautiful pictures and stylish rooms. We certainly don´t think about completed stories and action-motivated protagonists. In fact there are an increasing number of narrative modes that differ from the classical model and are affected by the video clip- regardless of what one thinks about it. Postmodern thinking is found both in the video clip as well as in the clip influenced films: blending of realism and fantasy, myth and technology, lack of unity, hybridization, loss of the self and certainly also depth. The world is divided up because it is less understandable as a whole. You might picture centrelessness and pluralism better with new structures and experiments than with the old fashioned three-act model. In some way the video clip frees the narrative structure.



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