Indelible Shadows

Indelible Shadows

Film and the Holocaust

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Probes the issue of how morally to consider all the victims in the creation of a film on the Holocaust, examining such films as "Judgement at Nuremburg," "Cabaret," "The Sorrow and the Pity," "The Last Metro," "The Boys from Brazil," "The Pawnbroker," and "The Great Dictator."

Cambridge Univ Pr
Includes five new chapters that cover recent trends, as well as rediscoveries of motion pictures.
Indelible Shadows investigates questions raised by films about the Holocaust. How does one make a movie that is both morally just and marketable? Film scholar Annette Insdorf provides sensitive readings of individual films and analyzes theoretical issues such as the "truth claims" of the cinematic medium. The third edition of Indelible Shadows includes five new chapters that cover recent trends, as well as rediscoveries of motion pictures made during and just after World War II. It addresses the treatment of rescuers, as in Schindler's List; the controversial use of humor, as in Life is Beautiful; the distorted image of survivors, and the growing genre of documentaries that return to the scene of the crime or rescue. The annotated filmography offers capsule summaries and information about another hundred Holocaust films from around the world, making this edition the most comprehensive and up to date discussion of films about the Holocaust, and an invaluable resource for film programmers and educators. Annette Insdorf is Director of Undergraduate Film Studies at Columbia University, and a Professor in the Graduate Film Division of the School of the Arts. She is the author of Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kielowski (Hyperion, 1999) and Francois Truffaut (Cambridge, 1995). She served as a jury member at the Berlin Film Festival and the Locarno Film Festival, and is the panel moderator at the Telluride Film Festival. Insdorf co-hosts (with Roger Ebert) Cannes Film Festival coverage for BRAVo/IFC.

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780521815635
0521815630
9780521016308
0521016304
Characteristics: xix, 410 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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