Siegfried Kracauer (//; German: [ˈkʁakaʊ̯ɐ]; February 8, 1889 – November 26, 1966) was a German writer, journalist, sociologist, cultural critic, and film theorist. He has sometimes been associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory. He is notable for arguing that realism is the most important function of cinema.
|Born||February 8, 1889|
Frankfurt am Main, German Empire
(present-day Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
|Died||November 26, 1966 77) (aged|
New York City, United States
|Occupation||Journalist, sociologist, film theorist|
|Literary movement||Frankfurt School|