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Perennial Detour: The Cinema of Edgar G. Ulmer and the Experience of Exile

From: Cinema Journal
43, Number 2, Winter 2004
pp. 3-25 | 10.1353/cj.2004.0006


This article offers an examination of the unusual career of Austrian-born filmmaker Edgar G. Ulmer. Several examples from the director's eclectic oeuvre are used to support the idea that exile is a vital strain in Ulmer's aesthetic and cultural sensibility.