The first in a series on reacurring themes in Fassbinder’s film. In this a list of the banal aspects in the foreground and background of many of his films:

Flickering lights

Industrial noise

Pop music

Shots that hold a little too long.

Shots from unusual angles.

Steep stairs.

Bars.

Drinking.

Yelling.

Slapping.

Crying.

Rolling on the ground.

 

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