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Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Introduction: German-speaking Emigres and British Cinema, 1925 - 50: Cultural Exchange, Exile and the Boundaries of National Cinema Tim Bergfelder Chapter 2. Life Is a Variety Theatre: E.A. Dupont's Career in German and British Cinema Tim Bergfelder Chapter 3. Geza von Bolvary, Arnold Ridley and 'Film Europe' Lawrence Napper Chapter 4. Inside the Robots' Castle: Ufa's English-language Versions in the Early 1930s Chris Wahl Chapter 5. Flamboyant Realism: Werner Brandes and British International Pictures in the Late 1920s Kelly Robinson Chapter 6. Famously Unknown: Gunther Krampf's Work as Cinematographer in British Films Michael Omasta Chapter 7. 'German, or still more horrible thought, Russian - at any rate, it is un-English!' A Wide Shot of Exile, Emigre and Itinerant Activity in the British Film Industry in the 1930s Amy Sargeant Chapter 8. Extending Frames and Exploring Spaces: Alfred Junge, Set Design and Genre in British Cinema Sarah Street Chapter 9. Lost in Siberia: Erno Metzner in Britain Laurie N. Ede Chapter 10. 'Be kvite kviet, everybody, please!': Paul L. Stein and British Cinema Christian Cargnelli Chapter 11. Allegories of Displacement: Conrad Veidt's British Films Gerd Gemunden Chapter 12. Anton Walbrook: The Continental Consort Michael Williams Chapter 13. From 'Alien Person' to 'Darling Lilli': Lilli Palmer's Roles in British Cinema Barbara Ziereis Chapter 14. 'You call us "Germans", you call us "brothers" - but we are not your brothers!': British Anti-Nazi Films and German speaking Emigres Tobias Hochscherf Chapter 15. Carl Mayer: Years of Exile in London Brigitte Mayr Chapter 16. Music for the People: Escapism and Social Comment in the Work of Hans May and Ernst Meyer Geoff Brown Chapter 17. I Know Where I'm Going! Hearing Germanic Music in the Scottish Isles K.J. Donnelly Chapter 18. 'An Animated Quest for Freedom': Matyas Seiber's Score for The Magic Canvas Florian Scheding Notes on Contributors Bibliography Index

About the Author

Tim Bergfelder is Professor in Film at the University of Southampton. He is the author of International Adventures: Popular German Cinema and European Co-Productions in the 1960s (2005). His co-edited or co-authored volumes include The German Cinema Book (2002), The Titanic in Myth and Memory: Representations in Visual and Literary Culture (2004), and Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination (2007). Christian Cargnelli is a film historian and critic based in Vienna. His co-edited volumes include Aufbruch ins Ungewisse: Osterreichische Filmschaffende in der Emigration vor 1945 (1993), Schatten. Exil: Europaische Emigranten im Film Noir (1997), and Carl Mayer, Scenar[t]ist (2003). He is the editor of Gustav Machaty - Ein Filmregisseur zwischen Prag und Hollywood (2005).


" - addresses one of the historically most neglected topics in exile studies - [The] chapters - are of a very high quality, written in an accessible and engaging style - Hopefully, Destination London will inspire more examinations of German speaking emigre film makers in Britain." * Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television " - the volume not only makes a significant contribution to film history, it also further intervenes in broader contemporary debates on transnationalism in and beyond Germany. The scope of this intervention is drawn out admirably in Bergfelder's introduction." * Monatshefte "This anthology addresses a subject which has long needed careful documentation and is one which Bergfelder and Cargnelli - are probably uniquely equipped to deal with. This is a book which genuinely fills a gap (is there any other legitimate reason for a book's existence?) and in doing so is eminently readable as well as scholarly - there is more work to be done in this field of enquiry but this anthology ensures that the project is well under way." * Journal of British Cinema and Television "Rarely have essays in a collection been written so fluently and interesting as is the case here; successful translations from the German add to the overall positive impression. Bergfelder and Cargnelli succeeded in producing a most attractive volume." * rezens.tfm

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