Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust / Edition 3

Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust / Edition 3

by Annette Insdorf, Elie Wiesel
     
 

Indelible Shadows investigates some of the profound questions raised by any attempt to create a film based on the Holocaust. How does one make a movie that is both morally just and marketable? Annette Insdorf recognizes the dilemma inherent in dealing with this sensitive and controversial subject. She probes cinematic language and its capacity to stimulate the… See more details below

Overview

Indelible Shadows investigates some of the profound questions raised by any attempt to create a film based on the Holocaust. How does one make a movie that is both morally just and marketable? Annette Insdorf recognizes the dilemma inherent in dealing with this sensitive and controversial subject. She probes cinematic language and its capacity to stimulate the audience's moral consideration. The book not only provides sensitive readings of individual films but also analyzes more theoretical issues such as the "truth claims" of the cinematic medium.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521016308
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/25/2002
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,458,395
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
1The Hollywood Version of the Holocaust3
2Meaningful Montage27
3Styles of Tension43
4Black Humor59
5The Jew as Child77
6In Hiding/Onstage93
7Beautiful Evasions?111
8The Condemned and Doomed125
9Political Resistance139
10The Ambiguity of Identity159
11The New German Guilt177
12The Personal Documentary199
13From Judgment to Illumination221
14The Holocaust as Genre245
15Rediscoveries250
16Rescuers in Fiction Films258
17The Ironic Touch276
18Dysfunction as Distortion: The Holocaust Survivor on Screen and Stage293
19Documentaries of Return300
Annotated Filmography (Third Edition)313
Filmography (Second Edition)357
Notes367
Bibliography (Second Edition)377
Bibliography (Third Edition)383
Relevant Websites389
Index391

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