Revisiting the Classics: Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

3/25/2024; 37 minutes

Timothy Corrigan of the University of Pennsylvania joins moderator Patrice Petro to discuss Rainer Werner Fassbinder's classic film Ali: Fear Eats the
Soul. Together, they examine the larger body of work and influences of the German filmmaker, which include Brechtian aesthetics and classical Hollywood melodramas like that of Douglas Sirk. They also offer close readings of scenes from the film, analyzing themes of class, race, and gender and the social relations of melodrama. Recorded on 10/24/2023.

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