The book is a visual distillate of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s art, with key stills from each of his movies, an essay by German film historian Hans Helmut Prinzler, and a birthday message by John Waters. HAAAPPPYYY, HAAAAPPPPYYYY BIIIRRRRRTTTTHHHDAAAYYY, BAAABBBYYY! Written by John Waters Mr. Fassbinder, you’d be seventy-five years old this year, so you’d remember the —957 Tune-Weaver’s hit I just sang to you on this page. Yes, you may be “colder than death”, as one of your film titles predicted, but your work still burns with defiance on the screen. From beyond the grave of independent cinema your...
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