An Inverted Reflection: Representations of Finance and Speculation in Weimar Cinema

  title={An Inverted Reflection: Representations of Finance and Speculation in Weimar Cinema},
  author={O. Lyons},
This dissertation examines the frequent, yet overlooked, occurrence of depictions of financial activity and speculation in the cinema of the Weimar Republic. The few existing treatments of economic themes in Weimar Cinema have focused on the signature crisis events of the period: the hyperinflation of 1921-23 and the onset of the Weltwirtschaftskrise in 1929. I reveal a broader engagement with financial themes and speculative activity, evidenced in canonical as well as little known films of the… 
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