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Lotte H. Eisner (5 March 1896 – 25 November 1983, Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris) was a French-German film critic, historian, writer and poet.

She was born Lotte Henriette Eisner in Berlin as a daughter of a Jewish merchant. After studies in Berlin and Munich, from 1927, she worked as a theater and film critic for German newspapers, working for, among others, Film-Kurier, a daily film newspaper published in Berlin.

In 1933 she fled from Germany to France to avoid anti-Jewish persecution by the Nazis. During World War II she hid for a time, but finally was caught and interned in the French concentration camp at the town of Gurs in Aquitaine, France. She managed to survive the war, and after the Liberation she returned to Paris. She worked closely with Henri Langlois, the founder of the Cinémathèque Française, where she worked as a Chief Archivist from 1945 until her retirement in 1975.

Lotte H. Eisner continued to write for the monthly Cahiers du Cinéma and La Revue du Cinéma. In 1974, learning that Eisner was seriously ill and on the verge of death, the German film director Werner Herzog walked from Munich to Paris to visit her, in the faith that she would be well again when he arrived. His journey is recounted in Herzog's book Of Walking in Ice.

She was awarded membership in the French Legion of Honor in 1982. Wim Wenders' film Paris, Texas (1984) is dedicated to her memory.

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Total Books: 13
The Haunted Screen Expressionism in the German Cinema and the Influence of Max Reinhardt
La pantalla demoniaca/ The Demonic Screen
2007 - La Pantalla Demoniaca/ the Demonic Screen [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788437607764
ISBN-10: 8437607760
Genres: Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
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2004 - Murnau (Hardcover)
Fritz Lang
1988 - Fritz Lang [Da Capo Paperback] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780306802713
ISBN-10: 0306802716
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Fritz Lang
1976 - Fritz Lang (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780436142321
ISBN-10: 0436142325
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Murnau
1973 - Murnau [Cinema Two] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780436097010
ISBN-10: 043609701X
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Murnau
1973 - Murnau [Cinema Two] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780436097003
ISBN-10: 0436097001
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Fritz Lang
Fritz Lang (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195199123
ISBN-10: 019519912X
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Murnau
Murnau [Shadows Book] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780520022850
ISBN-10: 0520022858
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Murnau
Murnau [A Shadows book] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780520024250
ISBN-10: 0520024257
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L'Ecran Demoniaque Les Influences de Max Reinhardt et de l'Expressionnisme
Ich hatte einst ein schones Vaterland Memoiren
Ich Hatte Einst Ein Schones Vaterland Memoiren [German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783884230312
ISBN-10: 388423031X
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