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By Terri Ginsberg, Andrea Mensch

A spouse to German Cinema bargains a wide-ranging selection of essays demonstrating state-of-play scholarship on German cinema at a time in which cinema stories in addition to German cinema have once more began to flourish.
Offers a cautious mix of theoretical rigor, conceptual accessibility, and highbrow inclusiveness
Includes essays by way of famous writers in addition to up-and-coming students who take leading edge serious ways to either known and emergent parts within the box, specially relating to race, gender, sexuality, and (trans)nationalism
Distinctive for its modern relevance, reorienting the sphere to the worldwide twenty-first century
Fills serious gaps within the extant scholarship, commencing the sector onto new terrains of severe engagement

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Stevens and she share a tender moment but that is interrupted by screams from Wilbur and Chick. As they hurry to the pier, McDougal and a police sergeant attempt to stop them. Wilbur asks whether McDougal still wants his exhibits back and when the horror hunter answers affirmatively, Wilbur points out the fearsome Monster, which is making its way toward them. Both the sergeant and McDougal take one brief, terrified look at the spectacle before they dive off the pier into the lake. Wilbur and Chick (who are labeled as “boys” in the script) scramble aboard their boat.

Talbot sits up with effort, and confesses his lycanthropy to the unbelieving men. When Wilbur quips, “I’m sort of a wolf myself,” Talbot excitedly grabs him and slams him against the wall. In the script, a more mild-mannered Talbot replies wearily: “I hoped you at least would know I spoke the truth. ”23 Suddenly animated, Talbot declares with urgency that they must find and destroy Dracula. Both Chick and Wilbur protest, with Wilbur saying that he’s busy with two dates tonight. Talbot dramatically states they have a date with destiny (in a baroque heroic flourish that unmistakably marks this film as a horror spoof) and Wilbur tries to weasel out of it by shifting the responsibility to Chick.

Yet part of the humor is also how these women appear to fall in love with him because he is more feminized/manipulable than the other male characters; their vehement testaments to his virility are the most compelling proof of his lack thereof, and they can thus safely assert their masculinized feminine wiles without fear. Chick glares angrily and enviously at Wilbur when they are alone. Calling him a bigamist as well as a “sawed off” Romeo, Chick fluctuates in between the languages of rivalry and friendship to try to bludgeon and flatter Wilbur into “giving him” one of “his” girls.

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