20. Heart and Clock

Time and History in The Immortal Heart and Other Films about the Middle Ages

  1. Robert A. Rosenstone2 and
  2. Constantin Parvulescu3
  1. Bettina Bildhauer

Published Online: 19 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118322673.ch20

A Companion to the Historical Film

A Companion to the Historical Film

How to Cite

Bildhauer, B. (2013) Heart and Clock, in A Companion to the Historical Film (eds R. A. Rosenstone and C. Parvulescu), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118322673.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Caltech, USA

  2. 3

    West University of Timisoara, Romania

Author Information

  1. University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 25 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337242

Online ISBN: 9781118322673



  • premodern times;
  • heart and clock/time;
  • medieval film;
  • Middle Ages;
  • national socialist film;
  • Bloch's Feudal Society;
  • modern guise;
  • cyclical


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Non-Linear Time in Medieval Film

  • Clock Time: The Birth of Modernity in The Immortal Heart

  • Heart-Time: The Persistence of the Middle Ages in The Immortal Heart

  • Conclusion

  • References