Siegfried Kracauer

Siegfried Kracauer (/ˈkræk.ər/; 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.[1]

Siegfried Kracauer
A young Siegfried Kracauer
Born(1889-02-08)February 8, 1889
Frankfurt am Main, German Empire
(present-day Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
DiedNovember 26, 1966(1966-11-26) (aged 77)
New York City, United States
OccupationJournalist, sociologist, film theorist
NationalityGerman
Literary movementFrankfurt School
Notable works

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