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The Concise Cinegraph
Encyclopaedia of German Cinema
General Editor: Hans-Michael Bock, CineGraph Hamburg
Associate Editor: Tim Bergfelder, University of Southampton
600 pages, illus.
ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9 $179.00/£132.00 Hb Published (September 2009)
eISBN 978-0-85745-565-9 eBook
This comprehensive guide is an ideal reference work for film specialists and enthusiasts. First published in 1984 but continuously updated ever since, CineGraph is the most authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia on German-speaking cinema in the German language. This condensed and substantially revised English-language edition makes this important resource available to students and researchers for the first time outside its German context. It offers a representative historical overview through bio-filmographical entries on the main protagonists, from the beginnings to the present day. Included are directors and actors, writers and cameramen, composers and production designers, film theorists and critics, producers and distributors, inventors and manufacturers. An appendix includes short introductory essays on specific periods and movements, such as Early Film, Weimar, Nazi Cinema, DEFA, New German Cinema, and German film since unification, as well as on cinematic developments in Austria and Switzerland. Sections that crossreference names around specific professional groups and themes will prove equally invaluable to researchers.
Hans-Michael Bock, General Editor, is editor of the encyclopaedia CineGraph - Lexikon zum deutschsprachigen Film, a reference work for German language film history published since 1984. He is also co-founder and board member of the research institute CineGraph - Hamburgisches Centrum für Filmforschung which was founded in 1989 by the editors of the CineGraph encyclopaedia in order to intensify research of German film history in the European and transcontinental context.
Tim Bergfelder, Associate Editor, is Professor in Film at the University of Southampton. He is the author of International Adventures: Popular German Cinema and European Co-Productions in the 1960s (2005). His co-edited or co-authored volumes include The German Cinema Book (2002), The Titanic in Myth and Memory: Representations in Visual and Literary Culture (2004), and Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination (2007).