Screening Work
The Films of Christian Petzold

Stephan Hilpert and Andrew J. Webber

Moving Image 10

Legenda

  2022

ISBN: 978-1-781886-59-5 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

ISBN: 978-1-781886-60-1 (paperback, 2023)

ISBN: 978-1-781886-61-8 (JSTOR ebook)

ContemporaryGermanFilm


Christian Petzold (b. 1960) is arguably the most prominent filmmaker working in Germany today, with a growing international reputation for his carefully fashioned studies of identity and relationships. Running through the core of his films is the theme of work, in various forms – manual, intellectual, emotional, social, political, economic and aesthetic. Focusing on close reading of key scenes, Stephan Hilpert and Andrew J. Webber demonstrate the crucial role of this theme in his filmmaking, and its representative character for contemporary German arthouse cinema at large. Each chapter engages with a particular aspect or mode of work, as evidenced by specific films, across the span of the director’s career. The analysis of Petzold’s own ways of working – including the forms of collaboration that he has undertaken – is supported by the inclusion of two interviews with the director.

Bibliography entry:

Hilpert, Stephan, and Andrew J. Webber, Screening Work: The Films of Christian Petzold, Moving Image, 10 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2022)

First footnote reference: 35 Stephan Hilpert and Andrew J. Webber, Screening Work: The Films of Christian Petzold, Moving Image, 10 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2022), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Hilpert and Webber, p. 47.

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Hilpert, Stephan, and Andrew J. Webber. 2022. Screening Work: The Films of Christian Petzold, Moving Image, 10 (Cambridge: Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Hilpert and Webber 2022: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Hilpert and Webber 2022: 21.

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