Journey Into the Nuptial Bed

East Germany had a difficult relationship with musicals. As with western audiences, the East German public enjoyed musicals and paid to go see them. The box office was good for nearly all the musicals DEFA made but the art form is so inherently frivolous that it drove the more stodgy politicians crazy. Making fairytale films … Continue reading Journey Into the Nuptial Bed

Book Review: East German Cinema

Fans of East German cinema have asked me if there are any good books in English on East German movies. There is, of course, Defa: East German Cinema 1946-1992, edited by Seán Allan and John Sandford— a collection of essays by some of the world’s leading East German film scholars, including Barton Byg, Christiane Mückenberger, … Continue reading Book Review: East German Cinema

East German Cinema

Welcome to my blog about East German Cinema. Much of this material will eventually end up in my book on the subject, but I wanted to make some of it public to make sure I get my facts right. If you find fault with any of it, please let me know. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading East German Cinema