Listening in/To Germany, Pale Mother

Lacey, Kate (2015) Listening in/To Germany, Pale Mother. The Cine-Files, 8. ISSN 2156-9096

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Abstract

A newly restored version of Helma Sanders-Brahms’ 1980 film, Deutschland, bleiche Mutter (Germany, Pale Mother), was premiered in 2014 as a “Berlinale Classic”. This article reveals a complex composition of archival and (re)constructed sound that amplifies the film’s problematisation of the relationship between public history and private memory and the competing claims to authenticity and authority in telling the stories of the past.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Part of a dossier on "Listening to film" guest edited by Jacob Smith. Includes film clip
Keywords: Listening, Film, Sound, German history, Third Reich, Radio
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DD History of Germany
D History General and Old World > DD History of Germany > DD258 West Germany
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and communications > HE7601 Telecommunication industry. Telegraph > HE8689 Radio and television broadcasting
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion pictures
Depositing User: Kate Lacey
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2015 10:13
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2017 16:42
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/54234

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