Holocaust and the Moving Image

Representations in Film and Television Since 1933

Author: Toby Haggith,Joanna Newman

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764519

Category: History

Page: 317

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Based on an event held at the Imperial War Museum in 2001, this book is a blend of voices and perspectives - archivists, curators, filmmakers, scholars, and Holocaust survivors. Each section examines films and how they have contributed to wider awareness and understanding of the Holocaust since the war.
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Killer Images

Documentary Film, Memory, and the Performance of Violence

Author: Joram ten Brink,Joshua Oppenheimer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850247

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Cinema has long shaped not only how mass violence is perceived but also how it is performed. Today, when media coverage is central to the execution of terror campaigns and news anchormen serve as embedded journalists, a critical understanding of how the moving image is implicated in the imaginations and actions of perpetrators and survivors of violence is all the more urgent. If the cinematic image and mass violence are among the defining features of modernity, the former is significantly implicated in the latter, and the nature of this implication is the book's central focus. This book brings together a range of newly commissioned essays and interviews from the world's leading academics and documentary filmmakers, including Ben Anderson, Errol Morris, Harun Farocki, Rithy Phan, Avi Mograbi, Brian Winston, and Michael Chanan. Contributors explore such topics as the tension between remembrance and performance, the function of moving images in the execution of political violence, and nonfiction filmmaking methods that facilitate communities of survivors to respond to, recover, and redeem a history that sought to physically and symbolically annihilate them
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Film and the Holocaust

New Perspectives on Dramas, Documentaries, and Experimental Films

Author: Aaron Kerner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441183892

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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When representing the Holocaust, the slightest hint of narrative embellishment strikes contemporary audiences as somehow a violation against those who suffered under the Nazis. This anxiety is, at least in part, rooted in Theodor Adorno's dictum that "To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric." And despite the fact that he later reversed his position, the conservative opposition to all "artistic" representations of the Holocaust remains powerful, leading to the insistent demand that it be represented, as it really was. And yet, whether it's the girl in the red dress or a German soldier belting out Bach on a piano during the purge of the ghetto in Schindler's List, or the use of tracking shots in the documentaries Shoah and Night and Fog, all genres invent or otherwise embellish the narrative to locate meaning in an event that we commonly refer to as "unimaginable." This wide-ranging book surveys and discusses the ways in which the Holocaust has been represented in cinema, covering a deep cross-section of both national cinemas and genres.
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The Transcultural Turn

Interrogating Memory Between and Beyond Borders

Author: Lucy Bond,Jessica Rapson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110370751

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 285

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Transculturalism has emerged as one of the most debated and diverse discourses of the interdisciplinary field of memory studies. Analysing the complex ways in which representations of the past travel between and beyond borders in an increasingly globalized present, this edited collection considers some of the most important developments within memory studies across a variety of cultural and historical contexts from the Holocaust to 9/11.
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Contemporary Debates in Holocaust Education

Author: M. Gray

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137388579

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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Holocaust education is a rapidly evolving and controversial field. This book, which critically analyses the very latest research, adopts a global perspective and discusses a number of the most important debates which are emerging within it such as teaching the Holocaust without survivors and the role of digital technology in the classroom.
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Uncovering the Holocaust

The International Reception of Night and Fog

Author: Ewout van der Knaap

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764649

Category: History

Page: 198

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The articles in this book provide details and insightful observations on the political and social reception of 'Night and Fog'. They offer a new dimension to scholarship on the film and its place in the debate on memory and the Holocaust.
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The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Author: Peter Hayes,John K. Roth

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019165079X

Category: History

Page: 792

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Few scholarly fields have developed in recent decades as rapidly and vigorously as Holocaust Studies. At the start of the twenty-first century, the persecution and murder perpetrated by the Nazi regime have become the subjects of an enormous literature in multiple academic disciplines and a touchstone of public and intellectual discourse in such diverse fields as politics, ethics and religion. Forward-looking and multi-disciplinary, this handbook draws on the work of an international team of forty-seven outstanding scholars. The handbook is thematically divided into five broad sections. Part One, Enablers, concentrates on the broad and necessary contextual conditions for the Holocaust. Part Two, Protagonists, concentrates on the principal persons and groups involved in the Holocaust and attempts to disaggregate the conventional interpretive categories of perpetrator, victim, and bystander. It examines the agency of the Nazi leaders and killers and of those involved in resisting and surviving the assault. Part Three, Settings, concentrates on the particular places, sites, and physical circumstances where the actions of the Holocaust's protagonists and the forms of persecution were literally grounded. Part Four, Representations, engages complex questions about how the Holocaust can and should be grasped and what meaning or lack of meaning might be attributed to events through historical analysis, interpretation of texts, artistic creation and criticism, and philosophical and religious reflection. Part Five, Aftereffects, explores the Holocaust's impact on politics and ethics, education and religion, national identities and international relations, the prospects for genocide prevention, and the defense of human rights.
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Concentrationary Cinema

Aesthetics as Political Resistance in Alain Resnais's Night and Fog

Author: Griselda Pollock,Max Silverman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857453521

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 358

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Since its completion in 1955, Alain Resnais's Night and Fog (Nuit et Brouillard) has been considered one of the most important films to confront the catastrophe and atrocities of the Nazi era. But was it a film about the Holocaust that failed to recognize the racist genocide? Or was the film not about the Holocaust as we know it today but a political and aesthetic response to what David Rousset, the French political prisoner from Buchenwald, identified on his return in 1945 as the 'concentrationary universe' which, now actualized, might release its totalitarian plague any time and anywhere? What kind of memory does the film create to warn us of the continued presence of this concentrationary universe? This international collection re-examines Resnais's benchmark film in terms of both its political and historical context of representation of the camps and of other instances of the concentrationary in contemporary cinema. Through a range of critical readings, Concentrationary Cinema explores the cinematic aesthetics of political resistance not to the Holocaust as such but to the political novelty of absolute power represented by the concentrationary system and its assault on the human condition.
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The Social Inheritance of the Holocaust

Gender, Culture and Memory

Author: Anna Reading

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333761472

Category: History

Page: 223

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The book raises public debate in this neglected area and offers a new and complex approach to understanding the significance of gender in relation to cultural mediations of history and the Nazi Holocaust in particular."--BOOK JACKET.
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Holocaust Images and Picturing Catastrophe

The Cultural Politics of Seeing

Author: Angi Buettner

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409407652

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Holocaust Images and Picturing Catastrophe explores the phenomenon of Holocaust transfer, analysing the widespread practice of using the Holocaust and its imagery for the representation and recording of other historical events in various media sites. Richly illustrated with concrete examples, this book traces the visual rhetoric of Holocaust imagery and its application to events other than the genocide of Jewish people.
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Teaching the Holocaust

Educational Dimensions, Principles and Practice

Author: Ian Davies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780826448514

Category: Education

Page: 178

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Offers a comprehensive treatment of Holocaust education, blending introductory material, broad perspectives and practical teaching case studies. This work shows how and why pupils should learn about the Holocaust.
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Film and Television After 9/11

Author: Wheeler W. Dixon

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809325566

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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In Film and Television after 9/11, twelve distinguished scholars and critics discuss the production, reception, and distribution of Hollywood and foreign films after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and examine how movies have changed to reflect the new world climate. While some contemporary films offer escapism, the bulk of mainstream American cinema since 9/11 seems centered on the desire to replicate the idea of the ""just war,"" in which military reprisals and escalation of warfare appear to be both inevitable and justified. Films such as Black Hawk Down, Collateral Damage, and We Were Soldiers reflect a renewed audience appetite for narratives of conflict, reminiscent of the wave of filmmaking that surrounded American involvement in World War II. The attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington have galvanized the American public into a call for action and film critics wonder how this will play out in the months and years to come. How will American films shape the perspectives of other nations? What sort of dialogue do post-9/11 films establish? How do we now re-view the films of our shared cinematic past in light of these recent events? And are we about to replay the events of the 1940s and 1950s, albeit in a hyperstylized, MTV edited format? With an introduction by editor Wheeler Winston Dixon and original essays by leading cinema scholars, Film and Television after 9/11 is the first book to offer critical insights to these and other concerns.
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Memory, Forgetting and the Moving Image

Author: Caterina Albano

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137365889

Category: History

Page: 209

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Throughout this book we discover what our idea of memory would be without the moving image. This thought provoking analysis examines how the medium has informed modern and contemporary models of memory. The book examines the ways in which cinematic optic procedures inform an understanding of memory processes. Critical to the reciprocity of mind and screen is forgetting and the problematic that it inscribes into memory and its relation to contested histories. Through a consideration of artworks (film/video and sound installation) by artists whose practice has consistently engaged with issues surrounding memory, amnesia and trauma, the book brings to bear neuro-psychological insight and its implication with the moving image (as both image and sound) to a consideration of the global landscape of memory and the politics of memory that inform them. The artists featured include Kerry Tribe, Shona Illingworth, Bill Fontana, Lutz Becker, Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, Harun Faorcki, and Eyal Sivan.
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After the Fact

The Holocaust in Twenty-First Century Documentary Film

Author: Brad Prager

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623569257

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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After the Fact studies the terrain of Holocaust documentaries subsequent to the turn of the twenty-first century. Until now most studies have centered primarily on canonical films such as Shoah and Night and Fog, but over the course of the last ten years filmmaking practices have altered dramatically. Changing techniques, diminishing communities of survivors, and the public's response to familiar, even iconic imagery, have all challenged filmmakers to radically revise and newly envision how they depict the Holocaust. Innovative styles have emerged, including groundbreaking techniques of incorporating archival footage, survivor testimony, and reenactment. Carrying wider implications for the fields of Film Studies, Jewish Studies, and Visual Studies, this book closely analyzes ten contemporary and internationally produced films, most of which have hardly been touched upon in the critical literature or elsewhere.
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War, the Holocaust and Stalinism

Author: Redlich,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134367171

Category: History

Page: 548

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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Moral Philosophy and the Holocaust

Author: Eve Garrard,Geoffrey Scarre

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754614166

Category: Philosophy

Page: 277

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How far can we ever hope to understand the Holocaust? What can we reasonably say about right and wrong, moral responsibility, praise and blame, in a world where ordinary reasons seem to be excluded?This book draws together new work by leading moral philosophers to present a wide range of perspectives on the Holocaust. Contributors focus on themes of central importance, including: moral responsibility for genocide; the moral uniqueness of the Holocaust; responding to extreme evil; the role of ideology; the moral psychology of perpetrators and victims of genocide; forgiveness and the Holocaust; and the impact of the 'Final Solution' on subsequent culture. Topics are treated with the precision and rigour characteristic of analytic philosophy. Scholars, teachers and students with an interest in moral theory, applied ethics, genocide and Holocaust studies will find this book of particular value, as will all those seeking greater insight into ethical issues surrounding Nazism, race-hatred and intolerance.
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Indelible Shadows

Film and the Holocaust

Author: Annette Insdorf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521016308

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 410

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Includes five new chapters that cover recent trends, as well as rediscoveries of motion pictures.
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Shoah

Author: Claude Lanzmann

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644449414

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Fast zwölf Jahre hat Claude Lanzmann an dem neuneinhalbstündigen Film «Shoah» gearbeitet. Und er kann, ohne zu übertreiben, sagen: «Mit ‹Shoah› habe ich die Zeit besiegt.» Denn wie kein anderes Werk vergegenwärtigt der Film Vergangenheit als Gegenwart. Dieses Buch umfasst den vollständigen Text des bedeutendsten Films über die Vernichtung der europäischen Juden, die eindringlichen Dialoge zwischen Claude Lanzmann, den Tätern, Opfern und Beobachtern – ein Monument der Erinnerungskultur.
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The Changing Face of Evil in Film and Television

Author: Martin F. Norden

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042023244

Category: Computers

Page: 244

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The popular media of film and television surround us daily with images of evil - images that have often gone critically unexamined. In the belief that people in ever-increasing numbers are turning to the media for their understanding of evil, this lively and provocative collection of essays addresses the changing representation of evil in a broad spectrum of films and television programmes. Written in refreshingly accessible and de-jargonised prose, the essays bring to bear a variety of philosophical and critical perspectives on works ranging from the cinema of famed director Alfred Hitchcock and the preternatural horror films Halloween and Friday the 13th to the understated documentary Human Remains and the television coverage of the immediate post-9/11 period. The Changing Face of Evil in Film and Television is for anyone interested in the moving-image representation of that pervasive yet highly misunderstood thing we call evil.ContentsMartin F. NORDEN: Introduction Matthew SOAR: The Bite at the Beginning: Encoding Evil Through Film Title Design Linda BRADLEY SALAMON: Screening Evil in History: Rope, Compulsion, Scarface, Richard III Mike FRANK: The Radical Monism of Alfred Hitchcock Cynthia FREELAND: Natural Evil in the Horror Film: Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds Matt HILLS and Steven Jay SCHNEIDER: ?The Devil Made Me Do It!?: Representing Evil and Disarticulating Mind/Body in the Supernatural Serial Killer Film Thomas HIBBS: Virtue, Vice, and the Harry Potter UniverseRobin R. MEANS COLEMAN and Jasmine Nicole COBB: Training Day and The Shield: Evil Cops and the Taint of Blackness Martin F. NORDEN: The ?Uncanny? Relationship of Disability and Evil in Film and Television Carlo CELLI: Comedy and the Holocaust in Roberto Benigni's Life is Beautiful/La vita e bella Garnet C. BUTCHART:. On the Void: The Fascinating Object of Evil in Human RemainsJohn F. STONE:. The Perfidious President and ?The Beast?: Evil in Oliver Stone's NixonGary R. EDGERTON, William B. HART, and Frances HASSENCAHL: Televising 9/11 and Its Aftermath: The Framing of George W. Bush's Faith-Based Politics of Good and Evil Bibliography Notes on Contributors Index
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