Visual Story Telling and History As A Great Toy in The Lives of Others

Gerry Coulter


The Lives of Others is an important film for two reasons: 1) it is a striking example of how cinema tells a story by visual means as much as the script (which in this case is much weaker); and 2) the film raises an extremely important questions for history in our virtual era, a time when the reach and influence of film makers far extends that of the historian.


Film theory; aesthetics; history; sociology

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