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Film criticism 1923-45

Collection former Stichting Film en Wetenschap

 

Interviewers: Egbert Barten, Jan Pet, Mette Peters, Aad van der Struis

Number of personen: 9

Number of interviews: 12

Type of interview(s): scientific
Production date: 1987-1993

Accessibility: restricted
Transcription: 3 interviews complete, rest none

It examines whether there has been a development in film criticism during the period in question, from a discussion of the form of film-making to a criticism that discusses film on the basis of its content. The discussion includes the influence of the Dutch Film League, the relationship between film criticism and social developments and the Dutch film-critical response to German anti-Semitic films during the Second World War.

 

The interviews with Bertina, Bredschneyder, Van der Ham, Huijts, Kok, Koolhaas, Koster, Lichtveld and Scholte were conducted as part of Barten’s research into Dutch film criticism from 1923-45.
On this subject Barten wrote Schrijven voor de prullenmand? A history of Dutch film criticism (1923-1945), Amsterdam (doctoral dissertation Contemporary History, VU University), 1987