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"Utopin blir bara bättre ju längre vi väntar på den" - Alexander Kluge och Nachrichten aus der ideologischen Antike

Andersson, Lars Gustaf LU (2015) In Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift 117(3). p.363-374
Abstract
This essay examines the film News from Ideological Antiquity (2008) by German filmmaker Alexander Kluge. Kluge has tried to fulfil the dream of Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein and make a film version of The Capital by Karl Marx. Kluge’s endeavour is discussed within the context of European left wing cinema, and the film analysis is intertwined with a mapping of the reception of the work in Europe and the US. News from Ideological Antiquity is interpreted as an experiment with new media, aesthetically as well as when it comes to production and distribution. The ambiguous position of the film as political statement is highlighted. One conclusion is that the open structure of the film offers a space for conclusions and thoughts by the... (More)
This essay examines the film News from Ideological Antiquity (2008) by German filmmaker Alexander Kluge. Kluge has tried to fulfil the dream of Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein and make a film version of The Capital by Karl Marx. Kluge’s endeavour is discussed within the context of European left wing cinema, and the film analysis is intertwined with a mapping of the reception of the work in Europe and the US. News from Ideological Antiquity is interpreted as an experiment with new media, aesthetically as well as when it comes to production and distribution. The ambiguous position of the film as political statement is highlighted. One conclusion is that the open structure of the film offers a space for conclusions and thoughts by the spectator, in alignment with the dialectics of The Capital. (Less)
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Alexander Kluge, Sergei Eisnestein, experimental film
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Fahlbeckska stiftelsen
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  series       = {Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift},
  title        = {"Utopin blir bara bättre ju längre vi väntar på den" - Alexander Kluge och Nachrichten aus der ideologischen Antike},
  volume       = {117},
  year         = {2015},
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