Rainer Werner Fassbinder was the most innovative practitioner of New German Cinema. He worked at breakneck speed and in fourteen years made forty-four. Upon completing Christian Braad Thomsen’s book, the reader will wonder at which point Fassbinder, who divided his time between the cinema and theatre as . It was Rainer Werner Fassbinder who helped put the New German Cinema on the international map in the s. He was an artist who achieved that rare.

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BakulBuku rated it really liked it Sep 01, The revealing biography of this highly productive and radical film director. The films Fassbinder directed and sometimes starred in. Fassbinder Wor, Life and work of a Provocative Genius To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

In his film Garbage, the City and Death he was accused of anti-Semitism.

faswbinder View all 3 comments. They would do absolutely anything for him. Theatre is also presented and extremely important since theatre was the catalyst for Fassbinder venturing him into film.

Fassbinder: The Life And Work Of A Provocative Genius by Christian Braad Thomsen

Account Options Sign in. Wlrk stated “In theatre I always directed as if it were a film, and then shot the films as if it were theatre, I did that fairly determinedly. Early on in his career, money was tight; he’d sometimes send the girls out to work A Swedish colleague owrk was considerably more into Fassbinder than I was lent me this interesting biography. University of Minnesota Press Coming soon. In The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant the doll replaces the lost lover, while her maid’s make up provocatjve her into a living doll, treated as such.


Anthony Nesbitt rated it liked it Aug 21, This last project has been considered to be his final testament – sex, and death are synonymous, constantly mirroring each other and becoming interchangeable values. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Fassbinder: The Life And Work Of A Provocative Genius

Fassbinder – reading the biography 4 6 Sep 01, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, so much talent, promise and controversy gone at 37 years young leaving an amazing legacy behind.

Juanito Jones rated it really liked it Nov 26, Refresh and try again. The book was solid dork the Freudian information, totally unnecessary.

Well executed and appreciated by those that have not had the opportunity to view all of Fassbinder’s work. Christian Braad Thomsen is a Danish filmmaker and scholar. Early on in his career, money was tight; he’d sometimes send the girls out to work the streets, so that they’d have enough to plug the current hole in the budget.

Terror and Joy The Films of Dusan Makavejev The first book to examine the work of this radical, influential filmmaker. To ask other readers questions about Fassbinderplease sign up. It gradually also became a fundamental theme of his films.

Open Preview See a Problem? Gonzalo rated it it was ok Feb 18, We learn of Fassbinder’s turbulent childhood, his homosexuality, his faux marriage, his work habits, his volatile, and painful relationships with his actors. But I ane that, in the end, it will be a house. Only guest workers, Arabs if possible. I highly suggests this work fassbnider cinema buffs, film students or Fassbinder lover or haters, very informative and educational.


In Snd, Christian Thomsen, a close friend of the director, illuminates Fassbinder’s body of work while revealing his insider views of a man who, despite a furious temper, manic working habits, and rampant drug addiction, supported an extended family- including his mother, a string of male lovers, lovelorn women, and even a pair of frustrated wives-with his intoxicating and prolific imagination.


This book brilliantly reflects the sexual, political, and overwhelmingly human contradictions inherent in the life of this intensely creative man and the remarkable films he directed. Feminists were disturbed with his film The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kantfeeling that women operated solely on the level of dependence and victimization. No trivia or quizzes yet. Christian Braad Thomsen is a Danish filmmaker and scholar.

Film and MediaLiteratureAvant-gardeGermany. Itchload rated it liked it Mar 28, Joonas rated it it was ok Apr 02, Seeger rated it did not like it Sep 10, Thomsen, a close friend, tells of the life provocatjve times as well as diving into Fasbinder’s work holdi Word association.