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Post-War Cinema and Modernity
That Rainer Werner Fassbinder is at once the most prolific of the New German directors and the most controversial of the group has a significantly causal relationship: the very rate at which Fassbinder makes films, along with the rapid changes of subject and style, alone is enough to alienate and confound viewers who, at a more leisurely pace, might accustom themselves to perspectives and materials which are deceptively difficult to grasp.
Corrigan, T. (2001). Transformations in Fassbinder's The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant. In J. Orr & O. Taxidou (Eds.), Post-war Cinema and Modernity: A Film Reader (pp. 334-342). New York: NYU Press.
Date Posted: 22 September 2017
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