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The main cinematic influences of Fassbinder include Creator/JosefVonSternberg, Creator/MaxOphuls, Creator/MichaelCurtiz (albeit not for ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' so much as for his Creator/JoanCrawford vehicles), Creator/LuchinoVisconti, Creator/AgnesVarda, Creator/LuisBunuel, Creator/ClaudeChabrol and Creator/JeanLucGodard. He also said many times that he wanted to be for German cinema what Creator/FedericoFellini and Creator/IngmarBergman were for their own national cinemas. His most famous influence was Creator Creator/DouglasSirk, whose career and reputation Fassbinder played a major role in reviving. Fassbinder didn't see Sirk's films until a retrospective of his works in 1969-1970. This was the only year in which Fassbinder didn't make films, and after that, he inaugurated his famous art-house take on the Hollywood melodrama that in time influenced the likes of Creator/PedroAlmodovar and Creator/ToddHaynes among others.

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The main cinematic influences of Fassbinder include Creator/JosefVonSternberg, Creator/MaxOphuls, Creator/MichaelCurtiz (albeit not for ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' so much as for his Creator/JoanCrawford vehicles), Creator/LuchinoVisconti, Creator/AgnesVarda, Creator/LuisBunuel, Creator/ClaudeChabrol and Creator/JeanLucGodard. He also said many times that he wanted to be for German cinema what Creator/FedericoFellini and Creator/IngmarBergman were for their own national cinemas. His most famous influence was Creator Creator/DouglasSirk, whose career and reputation Fassbinder played a major role in reviving. Fassbinder didn't see Sirk's films until a retrospective of his works in 1969-1970. This was the only year in which Fassbinder didn't make films, and after that, he inaugurated his famous art-house take on the Hollywood melodrama that in time influenced the likes of Creator/PedroAlmodovar and Creator/ToddHaynes among others.



* JerkAss : Most of his characters are not nice people. Indeed [[NiceJobBreakingItHero nice people tend to do more damage]] and get into more trouble than jerks.

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* JerkAss {{Jerkass}} : Most of his characters are not nice people. Indeed [[NiceJobBreakingItHero nice people tend to do more damage]] and get into more trouble than jerks.



--> ''""I am more convinced than ever that love is the best, most insidious, most effective instrument of social repression."''

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--> ''""I ''"I am more convinced than ever that love is the best, most insidious, most effective instrument of social repression."''



* TheAlcoholic: Hans, the lead character of ''Merchant of the Four Seasons'', is a frustrated alcoholic who stops drinking to save his life, but eventually goes OffTheWagon.


He was the definition of EnfantTerrible in Germany, taking an outsider identity as a gay artist and surrounding himself and casting in his movies other outsiders like prostitutes, male and female, as well as transsexuals. His film ''Fox and His Friends'' is one of the first to show gay culture as it is, from the inside, with Fassbinder himself playing the lead role. He was also considered a PrimaDonnaDirector on the set, described by some as TheCaligula for the pressures and abuses he put on his cast and crew, who nonetheless showed a great deal of loyalty to Fassbinder and continued working with him. Fassbinder's collaborations with actresses Hanna Schygulla and Barbara Sukowa helped make them stars. His hard-drinking and hard-partying lifestyle caught up with him and he died of a drug overdose during the editing of what turned out to be his last film, an adaptation of Jean Genet's ''Querelle de Brest''.

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He was the definition of EnfantTerrible in Germany, taking an outsider identity as a gay artist and surrounding himself and casting in his movies other outsiders like prostitutes, male and female, as well as transsexuals. His film ''Fox and His Friends'' is one of the first to show gay culture as it is, from the inside, with Fassbinder himself playing the lead role. He was also considered a PrimaDonnaDirector on the set, described by some as TheCaligula for the pressures and abuses he put on his cast and crew, who nonetheless showed a great deal of loyalty to Fassbinder and continued working with him. Fassbinder's collaborations with actresses Hanna Schygulla Creator/HannaSchygulla and Barbara Sukowa helped make them stars. His hard-drinking and hard-partying lifestyle caught up with him and he died of a drug overdose during the editing of what turned out to be his last film, an adaptation of Jean Genet's ''Querelle de Brest''.


* ProductionPosse: Frequently worked with the likes of Creator/GottfriedJohn and Hanna Schygulla.

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* ProductionPosse: Frequently worked with the likes of Creator/GottfriedJohn and Hanna Schygulla.Creator/HannaSchygulla.


* CampGay / ManlyGay / StraightGay : Fassbinder was defiantly and flamboyantly bisexual and was one of the first who presented down to earth portrayals of LGBTQ sub-cultures and moreover broke stereotypes by showing many different character types with a lot of variation in roles assigned in relationship. Plenty of HoYay and actual gay relationships abound in his films with a lot of AuthorAppeal.

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* CampGay / ManlyGay / StraightGay : Fassbinder was defiantly and flamboyantly bisexual and was one of the first who presented down to earth portrayals of LGBTQ sub-cultures and moreover broke stereotypes by showing many different character types with a lot of variation in roles assigned in relationship.relationships. Plenty of HoYay and actual gay relationships abound in his films with a lot of AuthorAppeal.


* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: A recurring theme in his film which he frequently deconstructs. He believes that mainstream society defines its own identity,[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything by picking on other people]]. In ''Katzelmacher'', people who live depressed shallow lives in a low-income housing project only get together and become a community by attacking and abusing a Greek Immigrant worker (Played by Fassbinder himself in a CreatorCameo). Furthermore, he notes that even gay communities are filled with DoubleStandard and are in many ways NotSoDifferent from heterosexual society.

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: A recurring theme in his film which he frequently deconstructs. He believes that mainstream society defines its own identity,[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything identity, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything by picking on other people]]. In ''Katzelmacher'', people who live depressed shallow lives in a low-income housing project only get together and become a community by attacking and abusing a Greek Immigrant worker (Played by Fassbinder himself in a CreatorCameo). Furthermore, he notes that even gay communities are filled with DoubleStandard and are in many ways NotSoDifferent from heterosexual society.


He was the definition of EnfantTerrible in Germany, taking an outsider identity as a gay artist and surrounding himself and casting in his movies other outsiders like prostitutes, male and female, as well as transexuals. His film ''Fox and His Friends'' is one of the first to show gay culture as it is, from the inside, with Fassbinder himself playing the lead role. He was also considered a PrimaDonnaDirector on the set, described by some as TheCaligula for the pressures and abuses he put on his cast and crew, who nonetheless showed a great deal of loyalty to Fassbinder and continued working with him. Fassbinder's collaborations with actresses Hanna Schygulla and Barbara Sukowa helped make them stars. His hard-drinking and hard-partying lifestyle caught up with him and he died of a drug overdose during the editing of what turned out to be his last film, an adaptation of Jean Genet's ''Querelle de Brest''.

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He was the definition of EnfantTerrible in Germany, taking an outsider identity as a gay artist and surrounding himself and casting in his movies other outsiders like prostitutes, male and female, as well as transexuals.transsexuals. His film ''Fox and His Friends'' is one of the first to show gay culture as it is, from the inside, with Fassbinder himself playing the lead role. He was also considered a PrimaDonnaDirector on the set, described by some as TheCaligula for the pressures and abuses he put on his cast and crew, who nonetheless showed a great deal of loyalty to Fassbinder and continued working with him. Fassbinder's collaborations with actresses Hanna Schygulla and Barbara Sukowa helped make them stars. His hard-drinking and hard-partying lifestyle caught up with him and he died of a drug overdose during the editing of what turned out to be his last film, an adaptation of Jean Genet's ''Querelle de Brest''.


The main cinematic influences of Fassbinder include Creator/JosefVonSternberg, Creator/MaxOphuls, Creator/MichaelCurtiz (albeit not for ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' so much as for his Creator/JoanCrawford vehicles), Creator/LuchinoVisconti, Creator/AgnesVarda, Creator/LuisBunuel, Creator/ClaudeChabrol and Creator/JeanLucGodard. He also said that he wanted many times that he wanted to be for German cinema what Creator/FedericoFellini and Creator/IngmarBergman were for their own national cinemas. His most famous influence was Creator Creator/DouglasSirk, whose career and reputation Fassbinder played a major role in reviving. Fassbinder didn't see Sirk's films until a retrospective of his works in 1969-1970. This was the only year in which Fassbinder didn't make films, and after that, he inaugurated his famous art-house take on the Hollywood melodrama that in time influenced the likes of Creator/PedroAlmodovar and Creator/ToddHaynes among others.

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The main cinematic influences of Fassbinder include Creator/JosefVonSternberg, Creator/MaxOphuls, Creator/MichaelCurtiz (albeit not for ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' so much as for his Creator/JoanCrawford vehicles), Creator/LuchinoVisconti, Creator/AgnesVarda, Creator/LuisBunuel, Creator/ClaudeChabrol and Creator/JeanLucGodard. He also said that he wanted many times that he wanted to be for German cinema what Creator/FedericoFellini and Creator/IngmarBergman were for their own national cinemas. His most famous influence was Creator Creator/DouglasSirk, whose career and reputation Fassbinder played a major role in reviving. Fassbinder didn't see Sirk's films until a retrospective of his works in 1969-1970. This was the only year in which Fassbinder didn't make films, and after that, he inaugurated his famous art-house take on the Hollywood melodrama that in time influenced the likes of Creator/PedroAlmodovar and Creator/ToddHaynes among others.

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* ProductionPosse: Frequently worked with the likes of Creator/GottfriedJohn and Hanna Schygulla.


* BiTheWay



* CampGay / ManlyGay / StraightGay : Fassbinder was defiantly and flamboyantly homosexual and was one of the first who presented down to earth portrayals of gay sub-cultures and moreover broke stereotypes by showing many different character types with a lot of variation in roles assigned in relationship. Plenty of HoYay and actual gay relationships abound in his films with a lot of AuthorAppeal.

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* CampGay / ManlyGay / StraightGay : Fassbinder was defiantly and flamboyantly homosexual bisexual and was one of the first who presented down to earth portrayals of gay LGBTQ sub-cultures and moreover broke stereotypes by showing many different character types with a lot of variation in roles assigned in relationship. Plenty of HoYay and actual gay relationships abound in his films with a lot of AuthorAppeal.


* ''Veronika Voss''

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* ''Veronika Voss''''Film/VeronikaVoss''


* ''Film/Satansbraten''

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* ''Film/Satansbraten''''Film/{{Satansbraten}}''


* ''Satan's Brew''

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* ''Satan's Brew''''Film/Satansbraten''

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* ''Lili Marleen''

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