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Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust / Edition 3
     

Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust / Edition 3

by Annette Insdorf, Elie Wiesel
 

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ISBN-10: 0521016304

ISBN-13: 9780521016308

Pub. Date: 11/25/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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:
965,180
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordxi
Prefacexiii
Introductionxv
IFinding an Appropriate Language
1.The Hollywood Version of the Holocaust3
Holocaust
The Diary of Anne Frank
Judgment at Nuremberg
The Boys from Brazil
Victory
Voyage of the Damned
Au Nom de tous les miens
The Assault
La Storia
Hanna's War
Playing for Time
The Wall
Escape from Sobibor
War and Remembrance
2.Meaningful Montage29
The Pawnbroker
High Street
Sophie's Choice
Night and Fog
Les Violons du Bal
La Passante du Sans Souci
3.Styles of Tension45
The Serpent's Egg
Cabaret
Kanal
Ambulance
Passenger
The Boxer and Death
Commissar
Wherever You Are
4.Black Humor63
The Great Dictator
To Be or Not to Be
Seven Beauties
IINarrative Strategies
5.The Jew as Child81
Black Thursday
Entre Nous
Natalia
The Two of Us
Goodbye
Children
The Evacuees
David
Raindrops
The Revolt of Job
6.In Hiding/Onstage99
The Condemned of Altona
Samson
The Last Metro
Forbidden
Angry Harvest
The Boat Is Full
Under the World
7.Beautiful Evasions?117
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Les Violons du Bal
Lacombe
Lucien
Lili Marleen
8.The Condemned and Doomed131
Sandra
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
The Condemned of Altona
The Night Porter
The Damned
IIIResponses to Nazi Atrocity
9.Political Resistance147
The Gold of Rome
The Ice Cream Parlor
The Shadow of Victory
Jacob
The Liar
The Fiancee
The Last Stop
Kapo
Samson
Landscape After Battle
Ashes and Diamonds
Professor Mamlock
Partisans of Vilna
10.The Ambiguity of Identity169
Mephisto
The Shop on Main Street
Mr. Klein
General Della Rovere
The Man in the Glass Booth
Tel Aviv--Berlin
Bastille
11.The New German Guilt187
Auschwitz Street
The Children from Number 67
Top Secret
The White Rose
The Last Five Days
The Tin Drum
Our Hitler
The Confessions of Winifred Wagner
The Inheritors
God Does Not Believe in Us Anymore
Santa Fe
Welcome in Vienna
'38: Vienna Before the Fall
IVShaping Reality
12.The Personal Documentary211
Night and Fog
Falkenau
One Man's War
Return to Poland
Sighet
Sighet, Now ... After All These Years
Dark Lullabies
Shadow of Doubt
In Dark Places
We Were So Beloved
A Generation Apart
Kaddish
Breaking the Silence
Because of That War
Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die?
As if It Were Yesterday
Weapons of the Spirit
So Many Miracles
Voices from the Attic
13.From Judgment to Illumination235
Kitty: Return to Auschwitz
The Sorrow and the Pity
Special Section
The Memory of Justice
Hotel Terminus
Shoah
Notes257
Filmography267
Bibliography277
Index283

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