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From Caligari to Hitler:
A Psychological History of the German Film
Siegfried Kracauer
Revised and Expanded Edition
Edited and introduced by Leonardo Quaresima

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations vii
Editor's Note xiii
Introduction to the 2004 Edition xv
Preface li
Introduction 3
I: THE ARCHAIC PERIOD (1895-1918)
1. Peace and War 15
2. Forebodings 28
3. Genesis of Ufa 35
II: THE POSTWAR PERIOD (1918-1924)
4. The Shock of Freedom 43
5. Caligari 61
6. Procession of Tyrants 77
7. Destiny 88
8. Mute Chaos 96
9. Crucial Dilemma 107
10. From Rebellion to Submission 115
III: THE STABILIZED PERIOD (1924-1929)
11. Decline 131
12. Frozen Ground 138
13. The Prostitute and the Adolescent 153
14. The New Realism 165
15. Montage 181
16. Brief Reveille 190
IV: THE PRE-HITLER PERIOD (1930-1933)
17. Songs and Illusions 203
18. Murderer Among Us 215
19. Timid Heresies 223
20. For a Better World 232
21. National Epic 251
SUPPLEMENT: PROPAGANDA AND THE NAZI WAR FILM
1. Nazi Views and Measures 275
2. Film Devices 277
3. The Swastika World 280
4. Screen Dramaturgy 288
5. Conflict with Reality 297
Note on the Inaccuracies 309
Bibliography 315
Updated Bibliography 327
Name Index 333
Film Index 339

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