Texts and Reviews of five Decades
Ralf Schenk, editor.
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This book is a collection of texts and film reviews by the highly-regarded film journalist and critic, Fred Gehler. Gehler began writing for such periodicals as “Sonntag,” “Deutsche Filmkunst,” and “Film und Fernsehen,” as well as appearing on Berlin radio in the early 1960s. The collection spans over five decades of film history, both in the GDR and abroad. Gehler’s passion for cinema is clearly shown by his interest, not only in renowned Directors, but also younger, lesser-known talents. With over 50 years of films, the development of DEFA, as well as foreign production companies, can be seen throughout the book, as well as the correspondence between political and aesthetic development and film.