Title

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

Document Type

Journal Article

Role

Author

Standard Number

0094-033X

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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