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Cart items. Aims and Scope A collection of essays by the acclaimed film scholar Thomas Elsaesser, written between and , tracks the crisis of contemporary European cinema, faced by the Hollywood giant on the one hand, and the collapsing national cinema industries on the other. User Account Log in Register Help. Search Close.
Advanced Search Help. My Content 1 Recently viewed 1 European Cinema. Add to Cart. The grandson of the architect Martin Elsaesser , he spent his childhood in Upper Franconia and in moved with his family to Mannheim , where from to he attended a Humanist Gymnasium, before studying English and German Literature at the Ruprecht-Karl University in Heidelberg.
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In Elsaesser left Germany for the United Kingdom, where he studied English literature at the University of Sussex — ; after receiving his B. Between and , he contributed to and co-edited a film journal published by the University of Sussex Film Society Brighton Film Review. He subsequently edited a similar journal Monogram from to in London , encouraged by Peter Wollen and supported by a grant from the Education Department of the British Film Institute.
European Cinema: Face to Face with Hollywood by Thomas Elsaesser • Senses of Cinema
Writing as a film critic and theorist of classical Hollywood cinema, it was his essay on Hollywood melodrama Tales of Sound and Fury , that made Elsaesser known internationally. In addition to seminars on early cinema, on Alfred Hitchcock and Fritz Lang , Elsaesser also initiated a course on the cinema of the Weimar Republic , which he co-taught with his colleague W. In , Elsaesser was appointed to a chair at the University of Amsterdam. There he founded the Department of Film and Television Studies, which he headed until