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Das zweite Leben der Filmstadt Babelsberg DEFA-Spielfilme 1946 - 1992


Das zweite Leben der Filmstadt Babelsberg
The Second Life of the Film Metropolis Babelsberg" - DEFA Feature Films 1946 - 1992
"... the only book so far which (...) is capable of giving a comprehensive and credible account. The standard work until further notice." (Berliner Zeitung)
A complete history of the DEFA feature film studios and, at the same time, an exciting chapter of GDR cultural politics, written by East German film scholars. A complete filmography of DEFA feature films, including content descriptions and reviews, complete this first standard volume on the history of the East German state-owned company.
Publisher: Potsdam Film Museum, Editor: Ralf Schenk, Henschel Verlag, Berlin, 1994, ISBN 3-89487-175-X, 560 pages, 847 black-and-white illustrations, paperback 19.90 Euros
Press: "It is the only work so far that earnestly attempts to do justice to the DEFA phenomenon and the ambivalence between film and society, art and power. It can be anticipated that, so far, this is the only work able to present a serious conclusion. The standard work until further notice."
Berliner Zeitung, by Günter Sobe, 25 April 1994