9. Historicising the Story through Film and Music [chapter]

2020 Realist Cinema as World Cinema  
Chapter 9 focuses on Heimat 2: Chronicle of a Generation (Die zweite Heimat: Chronik einer Jugend, 1992), the second part of the monumental Heimat TV and cinema series, scripted and directed by German filmmaker Edgar Reitz. The project, spanning over 60 hours, has in Heimat 2 its longest instalment, with 13 episodes totalling more than 25 hours of film. My objective here is to evaluate the ways in which the Heimat 2 series, as part of a 'total-history' project, i.e. the retelling of the history
more » ... ling of the history of Germany from the nineteenth century to today, presents history in the making by means of intermediality, that is, through the use of music as theme, diegetic performance and organisational principle of all episodes.
doi:10.1515/9789048539215-012 fatcat:psnbwl6jmbglhi54phlnkvdex4