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Rainer Werner Fassbinder was the most innovative practitioner of New German Cinema. He worked at breakneck speed and in fourteen years made forty-four films, including Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1973) and The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978). Fassbinder ruthlessly attacked both German bourgeois society and the larger limitations of humanity, and his films detail the desperate ...more
259 pages
Published 1984
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A Swedish colleague who was considerably more into Fassbinder than I was lent me this interesting biography. And wow, if you think his movies are depressing, just wait until you get to his life. A couple of highlights to give you the feel of the thing:

- Fassbinder's influence on his regular cast members could reasonably be compared to that of a guru running a small cult. They would do absolutely anything for him. Early on in his career, money was tight; he'd sometimes send the girls out to work

Word association. When you hear the name Rainer Werner Fassbinder, what words come to mind?

Genius Creative Dictator Troubled Disturbed Workaholic Driven Talented Passionate

The possibilities are endless, too numerous to list. In Christian Braad Thomsen's Fassbinder: The Life And Work Of A Provocative Genius you will read an extremely comprehensive and exhausted biography of Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Thomsen, a close friend, tells of the life and times as well as diving into Fasbinder's work holdi
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“From the beginning, Fassbinder's films showed that with the help of art it is possible to defend oneself against the destructive forces of the present, and that in the artistic process there is some kind of labour of resistance and a possibility of survival. It gradually also became a fundamental theme of his films.” 1 likes
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