Fear Eats the Soul (BFI Film Classics) by Laura Cottingham

By Laura Cottingham

From Amazon: "In Rainer Werner Fassbinder's worry Eats the Soul (1974) an getting older cleansing girl, Emmi (Brigitte Mira), marries a miles more youthful, immigrant Moroccan mechanic, Ali (El Hedi ben Salem). Set in Munich in the course of the Seventies, worry Eats the Soul melds the conventions of melodrama with an intensive sensibility which will current a portrait of racism and daily hypocrisy in postwar Germany. it's a movie in regards to the approach traditional society detests something and anyone unfamiliar--but additionally a movie concerning the hopes and boundaries of affection. Intricately directed, fantastically played, and designed to teach Munich existence in all its shabby kitchiness, worry Eats the Soul will be Fassbinder's most interesting movie. Laura Cottingham celebrates Fassbinder's success, putting worry Eats the Soul with regards to the director's terribly prolific occupation in theater, movie, and tv. Her research pulls again the skinny curtain that separated his paintings from his tumultuous lifestyles. In a close scene-by-scene research of worry Eatsthe Soul, Cottingham exhibits how Fassbinder controlled to mix good looks and tenderness with fierce political criticism."

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145– 60) where ‘lovely Trojan wives and daughters always washed clothes, long before the Akhaians came, in days of peace’. Does the wistful recollection belong to the poet, or the runners, or those frozen spectators watching them? 458–61; cf. Griffin (1980), Rutherford (1996) 44–7, Lateiner (2002). 21 Cambridge Companions Online © Cambridge University Press, 2006 d o n a l d l at e i n e r Social complexity Homer captures personal and social entanglements without overtly psychologising them. 30 Iliadic men and women confront insoluble dilemmas – not here the Odyssean black and white heroes and villains, fairy-tale reunions and happy endings.

The Akhaian soldiers struggle to maintain their military foothold, their military status with each other, and their self-respect in a fragile environment. Ten years camped on a cold and windy shore take a toll on tempers. The people not at Ilion (farmers, shepherds and hunters), the animals (of land, air and sea), and the weather events that populate the breath-taking extended similes provide 26 27 Gender issues are more salient in the Odyssey (see Lateiner (1995)), but women signify the prime trafficked commodities.

191–202). See further Holscher (1967) 1–16. ¯ (below, p. 33). The meaning of Odyssean epithets with a similar sense include da¨ıphron polutropos – ‘much-travelled’ or (like polum¯etis) ‘versatile’ – has been debated since antiquity: see Heubeck et al. (1988–92) ad loc. Odysseus is also, among other things, polutlas, ‘muchenduring’. On Homeric stock-epithets, see below, ch. 8. 32 Cambridge Companions Online © Cambridge University Press, 2006 The Odyssey and its explorations it is borne out by all his personal history: wanderings, escapes, disguises, triumphs against the odds.

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