Television, Tabloids, and Tears
Book Description:

“Ranging from a history of German television through the biographical legend of Fassbinder to the public controversy over Berlin Alexanderplatz, Shattuc’s book presents an important historical account of German media and its audiences during the 1970’s. The work is richly contextual and should be eye-opening for scholars interested in expanding auteur studies out of texts and into the public comprehension and (sometimes) dissension about issues such as high versus mass culture, appropriate functions of state-controlled media, and proper reading strategies.” --Janet Staiger, The University of Texas at Austin

eISBN: 978-0-8166-8595-0
Subjects: Film Studies