Abstract

This 1921 film about the economic and emotional struggles of an impoverished professor's family dramatizes the intense struggles over gender and class ideologies in the early 1920s. Weber's formal innovations transform conventions of melodrama and realism to articulate visually the cultural anxieties centered on the reproduction of a changing middle class.

Additional Information

ISSN
2578-4919
Print ISSN
2578-4900
Pages
pp. 23-53
Launched on MUSE
1999-11-01
Open Access
No
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