Herzog, wenders, schlöndorff fassbinder of the directors active during the period known as the new german cinema (the 1970s), rainer werner fassbinder was perhaps the most overtly political, and the most personally engaged with his subjects one of which was the human body, a sensitive topic in the post-war years. “i’d like to be for cinema what william shakespeare was for theater, marx for politics, and freud for psychology,” the german director rainer werner fassbinder is quoted as having said in. Understanding rainer werner fassbinder : fassbinder : the life and work of a provocative genius by christian braad thomsen ( book ) a companion to rainer werner fassbinder by brigitte peucker rainer werner fassbinder german film director, screenwriter, and actor. Thug bruno (ulli lommel, who would become a fassbinder regular) gets embroiled in a crime syndicate’s plan to kill bad-ass pimp franz (good ol’ rainer werner in the flesh), only for a. The films of rainer werner fassbinder: a retrospective, wwwindiewirecom july 29, 2011 17 copy quote the jews have never been ashamed of being jews, whereas homosexuals have been stupid enough to be ashamed of their homosexuality.
Rainer werner fassbinder (1946-1982) controversial and prolific german director and playwright, who attracted attention with his politically committed and disillusioned stage plays and films most of his plays fassbinder wrote between 1968-1971 for his own anti-theatre in munchen. Rainer werner maria fassbinder (may 31, 1945 – june 10, 1982) is one of the most important representatives of the new german cinema he was the first to announce, that grandpa’s cinema (“opas kino”) was dead. Rainer werner fassbinder, the controversial and furiously prolific film maker most responsible for the resurgence of german cinema in the 1970's, was found dead yesterday at his home in munich.
Volker spengler (playing elvira weishaupt) and rainer werner fassbinder recorded the narration together, with fassbinder asking questions and spengler responding in character in the final cut of the film, fassbinder's voice is edited out. Biography born on may 31, 1945 in bad wörishofen (allgaeu), rainer werner fassbinder grew up in munich he was the only child of the doctor helmut fassbinder and his wife, the translator liselotte fassbinder, née pempeitafter his parents got divorced in 1951, he went to live with his mother and attended schools in augsburg and munich. Life is wilder than art: the rainer werner fassbinder story he was an abusive and tempestuous artist, but the emotional power of the late german director’s tragic melodramas is undeniable r ainer werner fassbinder is a hellish wonderland.
Rainer werner fassbinder was a filmmaker prolific to the point of being a workaholic from 1969 to 1982 he directed over 40 productions, most of them feature films, a few tv specials and one huge 931-minute tv mini-series berlin alexanderplatz (1979-80) more remarkable than this perhaps is that. A companion to rainer werner fassbinder is the first of its kind to engage with this important figure twenty-eight essays by an international group of scholars consider this controversial director's contribution to german cinema, german history, gender studies, and auteurship. Fassbinder also bucked commercial imperatives, losing government funding, with his terrorist story the third generation (1979), a verboten subject since the 1977 rash of terrorism chronicled in the new german cinema omnibus work germany in autumn (1978. One of rainer werner fassbinder’s early productions, a five-part tv miniseries called eight hours don’t make a day (1972-73), is having its us premiere in march, introducing a new generation of american audiences to the prolific german director and actor fassbinder directed over forty feature films, two miniseries, and two dozen plays before he died in 1982 of an accidental drug overdose.
Rainer werner fassbinder, (born may 31, 1946, bad wörishofen, germany—died june 10, 1982, munich, west germany), motion-picture and theatre director, writer, and actor who was an important force in postwar west german cinema his socially and politically conscious films often explore themes of oppression and despair. A life-long provocateur, rainer werner fassbinder never ceased probing fundamental aspects of german society thomsen demonstrates with acuity how this critical attitude gave great sustenance to the controversy surrounding fassbinder which, in his lifetime, saw perhaps more detractors than admirers. The second of fassbinder’s “bdr trilogy” about postwar german life lola is “a bitter, brisk, sometimes abruptly moving satire about the west german economic 'miracle' of the 50's” (vincent canby, the new york times. Discover books, read about the author, find related products, and more more about rainer werner fassbinder.
A recent exhibition at the deutsches filmmuseum in frankfurt, oriented around the work of writer, director and producer rainer werner fassbinder, provided a unique opportunity to consider the. In rainer werner fassbinder's a year of thirteen moons, the camera watches the prostitute red zora as she watches fassbinder in a television interview the actress is ingrid caven, the director's former wife and the woman with whom he claims to have his most important elective affinity at once. Rainer werner fassbinder rainer werner fassbinder (may 31, 1945 – june 10, 1982) was born into a cultured bourgeois family in the small bavarian spa town bad wörishofen.
Rainier werner fassbinder was one of germany’s most important post-war filmmakers we look back at the controversial life and career of the prolific cinematic bad boy fassbinder was born may 31. In 2007, on the 25th anniversary of fassbinder’s death, the fassbinder foundation (with the german cultural institute) released a restored 35mm print of the film as well, they released fassbinder: berlin alexanderplatz , a valuable addition to the study and appreciation of this film and its maker. Rainer werner fassbinder is one of the most ruthless observers of human nature the cinema has ever known one of the best known of the directors who flourished during the new german cinema movement, his extraordinarily prolific output – 41 films in a 14-year period – almost certainly helped.