The Holocaust in American Film / Edition 2

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Noting that the Holocaust has become a metaphor as well as paradigm for modern tragedy, Doneson (Holocaust and film, Washington U., St. Louis) examines how anti-Semitism and Nazi persecution have been treated in films, The Diary of Anne Frank in post-war America, the effect of 1960s-1979s social upheaval on such movies, and issues of historical representation and memory. Includes photos, a filmography, and acknowledgments for the 1987 edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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"An impressive range of films that includes lesser-known examples as well as more widely recognized titles. . . . [Doneson] situates discussion of the films' historical meanings in their critical and social contexts and relies on a thorough presentation of how the films' receptions were activated. . . . An admirable piece of scholarship balancing film analysis with historical research, presented in a well-argued, highly readable style. Includes a valuable bibliography on the cultural history of the Holocaust."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815629269
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Series: Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music and Art Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 818,386
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments for the Second Edition
Acknowledgments for the First Edition
Introduction 1
1 Reflections on Anti-Semitism in Film and the Nazi Persecution of the Jews: 1934- 1947 13
2 The Diary of Anne Frank in the Context of Post-War America and the 1950s 57
3 Chaos and Social Upheaval: The 1960s and 1970s 85
4 Television and the Effects of Holocaust 141
5 Whose History Is It? 197
Conclusion: What Will We Remember? 217
Notes 233
Bibliography 257
Filmography 273
Index 279
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