Rainer Werner Fassbinder was the most innovative practitioner of New German Cinema. He worked at breakneck speed and in fourteen years made forty-four. Upon completing Christian Braad Thomsen’s book, the reader will wonder at which point Fassbinder, who divided his time between the cinema and theatre as . It was Rainer Werner Fassbinder who helped put the New German Cinema on the international map in the s. He was an artist who achieved that rare.

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Fassbinder stated “In theatre I always directed as if it were a film, and then shot the films as if it were theatre, I did that fassbinderr determinedly. Fassbinder – reading the biography 4 6 Sep 01, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Thomsen did a wonderful job with this book, my only criticism is the Freudian interpretations the author referenced in order to appreciate Fassbinder’s films, which isn’t necessary per Thomsen.

To ask other readers questions about Fassbinderplease sign up. Thomsen, a close friend, tells of the life and times as well as diving into Fasbinder’s work holding nothing back of this creative and controversial genius both in his personal and professional life.

Fassbinder: The Life And Work Of A Provocative Genius

The films Fassbinder directed and sometimes starred in 10 8 Oct 09, Fassbinder ruthlessly attacked both German bourgeois society and Home Current Catalogs Blog. Examples of mirrors used in the films Ali: Alexandre Andrade rated it liked it Mar 25, But I hope that, in the end, it will be a house. Terence rated it it was amazing Jan 27, Robert rated it liked it Mar 27, Susanna rated it it was ok Aug 08, Only guest workers, Arabs if possible.


Fassbinder – reading the biography. Feb 08, Drew rated it liked it Shelves: Suzanne rated it really liked it Aug 31, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Anthony Nesbitt rated it liked it Aug 21, About Christian Braad Thomsen.

Want to Read saving…. In The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant the doll replaces the lost lover, while her maid’s make up turns her into a living doll, treated as such.

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Juanito Jones rated it really liked it Nov 26, This last project has been considered to be his final testament – sex, and death are synonymous, constantly mirroring each other and becoming interchangeable values. Feminists were disturbed with his film The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kantfeeling that women operated solely on the level of dependence and victimization.

Christian Braad Thomsen is a Danish filmmaker and scholar. Thomsen, a close friend, tells of the life and times as well as diving into Fasbinder’s work holdi Word association.

Life and Work of a Provocative Genius. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.

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Fear Eats the Soul and Fox and his Friends. Christian Braad Thomsen is a Danish filmmaker and scholar. Michael rated it it was amazing Feb 19, Well executed and appreciated by those that have not had the opportunity to view all of Fassbinder’s work.


It gradually also became a fundamental theme of his films.

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Itchload pfovocative it liked it Mar 28, Early on in his career, money was tight; he’d sometimes send the girls out to work the streets, so that they’d have enough to plug the current hole in the budget. Preview — Fassbinder by Christian Braad Thomsen. Juhoahava rated it really liked it Nov 08, Fassbinder The Life and work of a Provocative Genius Thomsen cites Fassbinder’s work along with analysis, beautifully presented and never boring or mundane.

An affectionate tribute to a great and underappreciated filmmaker.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book brilliantly reflects the sexual, political, and overwhelmingly human contradictions inherent in the life of this intensely creative man and the remarkable films he directed.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, so much talent, promise and controversy gone at 37 years young leaving an amazing legacy behind. Obviously Fassbinder faced criticism and backlash, controversy never lacking.

Mieze Zuber rated it really liked it Jan 14, I have nothing to compare this biography with other writings on Fassbinder with the exception of articles, so keep that in mind. I was struck by the following exchange with one of his closer collaborators: The homosexual community did not appreciate the vision presented between two men in the film Fox and his Friends.