from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Fassbinder, Rainer Werner 1946-1982. German filmmaker whose works, such as The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972), concern the social and psychological problems of post-World War II Germany.


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  • In a more recent review you called Fassbinder's [i]Querelle[/i] was perhaps his most unsuccessful film.

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  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder and the German Theatre, the first book devoted exclusively to the full range of what he calls Fassbinder's 'theatrical activities,' we now have the framework for a more dispassionate investigation into just how much more complex and interesting this part of his career actually was. "

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  • "Kamikaze '89" 1982, starring the late, great German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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  • The movie's charm comes from Fassbinder and the fact that he's drunk or stoned the entire time, wearing this leopard-print suit and navigating his way through this post-punk beyond-future world.

    Dreams and Screams

  • The Fassbinder Foundation Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 'World on a Wire' has been restored by Janus Films German New Wave firebrand Rainer Werner Fassbinder made 42 features before his death in 1982, at age 37, including such widely distributed projects as "The Marriage of Maria Braun" and the landmark miniseries "Berlin Alexanderplatz," which was broadcast on PBS in 1980.

    Taking a Relic Over the Moon

  • Janus Films The logo for Janus films "The novel was way ahead of its time, of what we now call virtual reality," said Juliane Lorenz, head of the Fassbinder Foundation, which is engaged in the comprehensive restoration of all the director's films.

    Taking a Relic Over the Moon

  • Though the film "World on a Wire" most resembles is Jean-Luc Godard's 1965 pulp-fiction dystopia "Alphaville," with wider neckties and groovier furniture, it may have just been a genre Mr. Fassbinder wanted to try out.

    Taking a Relic Over the Moon

  • "Fassbinder came into fame by describing contemporary situations and his interpretation of modern life in Germany," said Laurence Kardish, curator of MoMA's Department of Film and Media.

    Taking a Relic Over the Moon

  • At the time, Mr. Fassbinder, a contemporary of filmmakers like Werner Herzog and Wim Wenders, was shooting "Effi Briest," an adaptation of a 19th-century novel about desire and repression in the Bismarck era.

    Taking a Relic Over the Moon

  • There''s also a film with the late Klaus Kinski as Jesus; John Waters's favorite movie of 2010, Domaine; a rare Fassbinder; and a film with a real-life Mexican hit man.

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