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The Actuality of Cinema: Alexander Kluge

Christopher Pavsek

in The Utopia of Film: Cinema and Its Futures in Godard, Kluge, and Tahimik

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160995
eISBN:
9780231530811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160995.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies four of Alexander Kluge's major film and video works. Kluge's early documentary on the Nuremberg Party Grounds, Brutality in Stone (1961), is often described as an experimental ... More


The Guardian of Difference: The Essayist Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introductory chapter provides a background of the essayist Alexander Kluge. Born in 1932 in the central German city of Halberstadt, the German polymath Alexander Kluge is certainly known both at ... More


Toward an Epistemology of Citation: “Air War and Literature”

Carol Jacobs

in Sebald'S Vision

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171823
eISBN:
9780231540100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171823.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is a reading of Sebald's “Air War and Literature” that questions our ability to move from observation to realistic representation.


The Utopia of Film: Cinema and Its Futures in Godard, Kluge, and Tahimik

Christopher Pavsek

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160995
eISBN:
9780231530811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160995.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The German filmmaker Alexander Kluge has long promoted cinema's relationship with the goals of human emancipation. Jean-Luc Godard and Filipino director Kidlat Tahimik also believe in cinema's ... More


Storytelling Is the Representation of Differences

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the dialogue between Jochen Rack and Alexander Kluge wherein they talk about Kluge's book Chronik der Gefühle (Chronicle of Feelings, 2000). The book tells the story of a ... More


Storytelling Means Dissolving Relations

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the dialogue between Piero Salabè and Alexander Kluge wherein they talked about Kluge's book Tür an Tür mit einem anderen Leben (Next Door to Another Life, 2006). Kluge claims ... More


On the Expressions “Media” and “New Media”: A Selection of Keywords

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines Alexander Kluge's reflections on the distinctions between classical media and new media. Kluge ties the advent of new media to the advance of digital technologies, attendant ... More


An Instance of Internet Telephony over the Himalayas

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0029
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter assesses Alexander Kluge's Skype conversation with renowned Chinese literary scholar Wang Hui, recorded in the spring of 2012. The interview was held following a public screening of ... More


The Peacemaker

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the dialogue between Die Zeit and Alexander Kluge wherein they talk about Kluge's book The Devil's Blind Spot (2004). The book is not really about the devil, but about the ... More


Companions in Now-Time

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter presents Alexander Kluge's oblique meditation on books and collecting. In a letter to a Mr. B., Kluge describes his library and his relation to books. He claims that books have a will of ... More


What Is a Metaphor?

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the dialogue between Rainer Stollmann and Alexander Kluge wherein they talked about the power and importance of metaphors. Kluge explains that a metaphor is the creation of a ... More


Theory of Storytelling: Lecture One

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter studies the first of four lectures that Alexander Kluge gave in 2012 in conjunction with the acclaimed series, Frankfurt Lectures on Poetics. Kluge's Frankfurt lectures were entitled, ... More


Double Projections

Berthold Hoeckner

in Film, Music, Memory

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226649610
eISBN:
9780226649894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649894.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 3 introduces double projection as a phenomenon that occurs when well-known music calls up preexisting associations on the viewer’s mental screen while watching a movie. With the advent of ... More


Film: A Utopia

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter addresses Alexander Kluge's reflections on the radical potential of auteur cinema at precisely that moment at the dawn of commercial television when cinema's livelihood was in the ... More


Primitive Diversity

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the dialogue between Christian Schulte and Alexander Kluge wherein they talked about primitive diversity. “Primitive diversity” is an expression from the American East Coast for ... More


The Political without Its Despair: On the Concept of “Populism”

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on populism and passivity, making available for the first time in English one of four essays Alexander Kluge penned alone for his third collaboration with social philosopher ... More


Bits of Conversation

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at an interview between Alexander Kluge and Enno Patalas and his wife, Frieda Grafe, which was published in the film journal Filmkritik shortly after Kluge received the Special ... More


The Function of the Distorted Angle in the Destructive Intention

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the dialogue between Gertrud Koch and Alexander Kluge wherein they talked about Theodor W. Adorno's and Walter Benjamin's influence on Kluge's work. What really attracts Kluge ... More


The Operatic in New German Cinema

Ulrike Sieglohr

in Film's Musical Moments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623440
eISBN:
9780748651115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623440.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses the way in which opera has been used in three German films: Werner Schroeter's Eike Katappa (1969), Alexander Kluge's Die Macht der Gefühle (The Power of Emotion, 1983) and Hans ... More


Planting Gardens in the Data Tsunami

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter assesses the dialogue between Uwe Ebbinghaus and Alexander Kluge wherein they talked about the Internet. While the Internet floods people with its overwhelming mass of information, it ... More


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