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German Cinema Presentation

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Samantha Cloud

on 11 April 2013

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Interiors & Exteriors
In German Cinema The Murderers Are Among Us Berlin Schonhauser Corner The Legend of Paul and Paula The Lives of Others The reconstruction of Berlin provide a mental border in the absence of a physical one The Juxtaposition of the Old from the New Wings of Desire The Architects The destructive impact a spiritually cold environment can have on an individual. Introduction: Reconstruction of Berlin Hope in Berlin Uncertainty Surroundings and Spaces How space and surroundings impact characters' ideologies Thesis: Through the use of external and internal architecture in Berlin, filmmakers convey the obstacles characters undergo in searching for their own post-second world war German identity. •How the ruins of Berlin portray a period of uncertainty surrounding the German identity
•The ways in which the reconstruction of Berlin provide a mental border in the absence of a physical one
•How the construction of a physical barrier, the Berlin Wall, further divides the German identity
•How the exposed ruins of Berlin and the omnipresent wall force its citizens to confront the past from a radically different era
•How external and internal spaces reflect the beliefs of the individuals who reside in them and the ways in which the state imposes its ideals through architecture
•The impact of architecture on the daily lives of East Berlin residents and the destructive impact a spiritually cold environment can have on the German identities How external and internal spaces reflect the beliefs of the individuals who reside in them and the ways in which the state imposes its ideals through architecture Exposing the past.. to lead to the future Creative Trusting The Caring Suspicious Diligent The reconstruction of Berlin provide a mental border in the absence of a physical one True believer Architectural styles are being remade, old apartments being torn down and new socialist style apartments are being put up in its stead.
The destroying of the apartments symbolizes the destruction of the old Germany and the emergence of the new Germany Paul lives in the newer building
Paula lives in the older building No Mans Land The Impacts of
Surroundings Comfortable Environment Foreign Environment External: External Internal External Internal Spent his life in the West Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck: UNITED East Berlin connections DIVIDED Heiligenkreuz Abbey Western Influence The construction of a physical barrier, the Berlin Wall, further divides the German identity The German Identity Heiner Carow was greatly influenced with his film by DEFA. This is why socialist themes are among his work. For example the new apartments glorify the new socialist system of East Germany. The Berlin Wall PAST Sam Cloud, Gabi Perenchio, Ben Brimelow, Teddy Derham, and Lily Peterson How does space play a role into Wanda's feelings? Berlin's Architecture and Spaces "monotony" "endless repetition" "miserable" "no surprises" "always the same" Wanda begins to blend in.... "My life here is stupefying." "I'm just an everyday housewife." "I'm a nobody." "I need...to rediscover my identity." How did the fall of the Berlin Wall provide an opportunity for individual citizens, as well as greater Germany, to recreate an identity?

Did it succeed in doing so?
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