Das Schöne und der Krieg : Zur filmischen Ästhetisierung des Ersten Weltkrieges gestern und heute
The paper explores the medial construction and aestheticising of the war, examining current TV documentaries on the First World War. The first part consists in a detailed film- and picture analysis of wartime film material. The second part examines how TV authors work with this material. These two inquiries constitute the basis of a conclusive synthesis, which examines continuities and breaks in the narration these pictures transport. This paper offers a contribution to the discussion on the treatment of pictures in the media and in historical science.