From now on, please speak in English: German-speaking émigrés in British cinema, 1927-1945.

Hochscherf, Tobias (2004) From now on, please speak in English: German-speaking émigrés in British cinema, 1927-1945. Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht, 37 (4). pp. 371-394. ISSN 0024-4643

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Relying on original research, this article maps the various stages and trajectories of film professionals from Munich, Berlin and Vienna, who came to work in and around London. Unlike previous approaches that have restricted the analysis of German and Austrian exile cinema to the years between 1933 and the end of the Second World War, it advances the assumption that early relations between the European film industries in many ways paved the way for refugees from Nazi Germany. The article is the first critical assessment of the overall legacy of German-speaking film professionals in Britain from the late 1920s through to the end of the Second World War. The chapter is based on research originally undertaken for a PhD. This research has also resulted in two other publications dealing with exiles in British cinema, “‘Kennen wir uns nicht aus Wien?’ – Émigré Filmmakers from Austria in London, 1928-1945“ in Immortal Austria? Austrians in Exile in Britain, Charmian Brinson, Richard Dove and Jennifer Taylor, eds. Yearbook of the Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies 8, Radopi: 2007, pp. 133-147 and “‘You call us ‘Germans’, you call us ‘brothers’ – but we are not your brothers!’: British Anti-Nazi Films and German-speaking Émigrés”. Destination London: German-speaking Emigrés and British Cinema, 1925-1950. Tim Bergfelder and Christian Cargnelli, eds. Oxford, Berghahn, forthcoming in 2008. As a development of this research, Hochscherf is currently working (with James Leggott) on a study of the relation between East German and British film workshops during the 1970s. He is also developing a monograph on German-speaking émigrés in British cinema.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R200 German studies
W600 Cinematics and Photography
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2008 10:52
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:42

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