The Stripped-Down Style of ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL

The Stripped-Down Style of ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL

2 Episodes

Observations on Film Art No. 10

Professor Jeff Smith illustrates how Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s deliberate blocking and tableau compositions accentuate the social divisions that crisscross his 1974 masterpiece.

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The Stripped-Down Style of ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL
  • The Stripped-Down Style of ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL

    Episode 1

    Professor Jeff Smith illustrates how Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s deliberate blocking and tableau compositions accentuate the social divisions that crisscross his 1974 masterpiece.

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    Episode 2

    Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder • 1974 • West Germany

    The wildly prolific German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder paid homage to his cinematic hero Douglas Sirk with this update of that filmmaker's 1955 All That Heaven Allows. A lonely widow (Brigitte Mira) meets a much younger Arab worke...