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Berlin ReplayedCinema and Urban Nostalgia in the Postwall Era$
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Brigitta B. Wagner

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816691715

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816691715.001.0001

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A 1950s Place for Us

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(p.83) 2 Generation
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Berlin Replayed
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Brigitta B. Wagner

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816691715.003.0003

This chapter explores the unique urban and cinematic geographies of 1950s Berlin, which was politically divided but not yet bisected by the Wall. Focusing on the Berlin teen films of Easterner Gerhard Klein and Austrian Georg Tressler, this section suggests cinematic strategies for resisting officially imposed East-West geographies as well as the postwall utility of reviving these memories.

Keywords:   1950s Berlin, Cinematic geography, Urban geography, Berlin Wall, East Berlin, Gerhard Klein, Georg Tressler, Memory

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