Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser Death | Obituary: Film Studies Professor Dead

Thomas Elsaesser has died. Barbara Flueckiger broke the news about Elsaesser’s death on Twitter. He was a Film studies professor, researcher, digitization, technical innovation, color specialist, mother, cinephile, flower photographer.

He passing date was not said yet but we will update this post once we gather information about his death and the cause of his death.

Elsaesser is one of the founding figures of film studies. In 1973, at the age of thirty, he presented a long essay on American melodrama of the 1950s, “Tales of Sound and Fury,” which was the starting point for the academic ennoblement of yet another exile, director Douglas Sirk, and one of the fields of research at the same time with which film science was able to establish itself as a subject.