Title

Out of Tune: Music, Postwar Politics, and Edgar Reitz’s “Die Zweite Heimat"

Document Type

Journal Article

Role

author

Journal Title

New German Critique

Volume

110

First Page

107

Last Page

124

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

The year 1960 marks the point of departure for Edgar Reitz's twenty-five hour movie Die zweite Heimat (The Second Homeland), which tries to reconstruct ten years of German history from the selective perspective of young avant-garde artists in Munich. In contrast to critics who claim that the music in Die Zweite Heimat functions merely as a 'quid pro quo' for Reitz's film aesthetic, I intend to illustrate the highly independent role of music, which does not simply coincide with the medium of film but occupies a distinct position within the decade's sociopolitical landscape --author-supplied description

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