The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum) - BFI Film Classics (Paperback)
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The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum) - BFI Film Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 104 Pages / Published: 24/03/2022
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"Brisk [and] forceful." Sight & Sound "Lucidly argued." Total Film Margarethe von Trotta and Volker Schloendorff's The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (1975) was a pivotal film for the New German Cinema movement. Julian Preece considers what makes Katharina Blum new and radical, in particular in respect of women's cinema and its portrayal of the ordeal of its female lead in a world run by men. Drawing on archival material including drafts of the screenplay, brochures and props, reviews and interviews, Preece traces the conception of the film and its development from Heinrich Boell's original novel. Preece analyses how the film continues to resonate with our contemporary moment and has influenced film-makers from the German-Turkish director Fatih Akin to the British screenwriter Peter Morgan.

Publisher: British Film Institute
ISBN: 9781839024375
Number of pages: 104
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 190 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Brisk [and] forceful. -- Adam Nayman * Sight & Sound *
Exhaustively researched, and lucidly argued. -- Joel Harley * Total Film *
This is an excellent study of this important film. Julian Preece knowledgably and deftly accounts for the form and style of the film, the politics of the era in which it appeared, and its reception. Even if you think you know this film, you stand to learn a great deal from Preece's book." -- Brad Prager, University of Missouri, USA
Julian E. Preece's The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum offers fresh perspectives on a classic for a new generation of scholars, readers, and movie-goers. Based on extensive archival research, Preece produces unexpected insights on this politically provocative West-German film and its many after-lives. -- Barbara Mennel, University of Florida, USA

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