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Jaimey Fisher

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780252037986

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252037986.001.0001

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Interview with Christian Petzold

Interview with Christian Petzold

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(p.147) Interview with Christian Petzold
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Christian Petzold
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Jaimey Fisher

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037986.003.0002

This chapter presents an interview with Christian Petzold, which mainly took place in July 2011, with a shorter followup in October 2012, at Petzold's office in Berlin. Topics covered include where Petzold grew up; the first film he can remember seeing in a movie theater; the atmosphere in Berlin when he arrived to study literature; his decision to transfer to the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin; his collaborations Harun Farocki; how he finds Farocki's nonfiction films; the impression left by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the reunification of Germany in 1990; and the influence of genre films such as Detour on Cuba Libre, Near Dark on The State I Am In, and Driver on Wolfsburg on his own films.

Keywords:   Christian Petzold, interviews, German film directors, filmmakers, filmmaking, Harun Farocki

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