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The german criticism upon the cinematographic culture of Weimar Republic (1919-1933): Lotte Eisner, Hans Wollemberg, Bertolt Brecht, Walter Benjamin, Bela Balázs, Siegfried Kracauer and Rudolf Kurtz

Grant number: 16/20939-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 06, 2017
Effective date (End): September 05, 2017
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Art Fundamentals and Criticism
Principal Investigator:Carlos Eduardo Jordão Machado
Grantee:Rafael Morato Zanatto
Supervisor: Erdmut Wizisla
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil
Research place: Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Germany  
Associated to the scholarship:14/19698-0 - The cinematographic culture of Weimar (1919-33): critical film before and After World War II, BP.DR


This internship research project aims to prospect 1920 and 1930's cinematographic criticism books, articles and letters on movies produced during the Weimar Republic (1919-1933). The research will occur from March to September 2017 (six months), take place at Deutsche Kinemathek and Akademie der Künste, where Brecht and Benjamin's Archives are held, under the supervision of professor -and the Archive's director- Dr. Erdmut Wizisla. At Deutsche Kinemathek, rare cinema magazine collections, such as Lichtbild-Bühne, Film Kurier, Film und Presse and etc., will be consulted as to find cinema articles of authors such as Lotte H. Eisner, Béla Balázs and Hans Wollemberg in the institution's microfilms. At the library, books and articles, as Expressionismus und Film (1926) from Rudolf Kutz, will also be analysed. In Bertolt Brecht and Walter Benjamin Archive, we'll have access to their personal correspondences, articles and books, along with Walter Benjamin and Siegfried Kracauer's. Conjointly, this internship project is addressed to fulfill a key blank of the research in the country, focused on the comparison of French and German criticism reception to some Weimar movies, selected by the Brazilian cinema critic Paulo Emílio Sales Gomes, accomplished by Robert Wiene, Fritz Lang, Ernst Lubitsch, F. W. Murnau, Walter Ruttmann and G.W. Pabst in the moment of their production (1919-1933) and after their historical retrievability written by French and German (while in exile) historians and critics in 1940 and 1950. (AU)

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