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The Third Generation Movie - Film Essay

Carnival Madness: The Spectacle of Terror in R.W. Fassbinder’s ‘The Third Generation’

“In Fassbinder’s conception of West Germany following its chaotic autumn, terror takes on the tenor of performance art; like addicts lusting after a fix, the groupuscule seeks ennobling sensation; they must be satiated by “Something symbolic…”