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Anton Kaes

Anton Kaes is a professor of German and film and media at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of multiple books on German cinema, including From Hitler to Heimat: The Return of History as Film, M, and Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War.

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The Last Command: Illusions and Delusions
Josef von Sternberg’s The Last Command (1928) was first and foremost a star vehicle for Emil Jannings, the internationally known, Swiss-born actor, who had left Germany in October 1926 to work for Paramount Pictures. During his two and a half years…

By Anton Kaes