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Indelible Shadows Film and the Holocaust

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ISBN-10: 0521016304

ISBN-13: 9780521016308

Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Elie Wiesel, Annette Insdorf, Annette Insdorf

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This work investigates questions raised by films about the Holocaust. Annette Insdorf provides sensitive readings of individual films and analyzes theoretical issues such as the truth claims of the cinematic medium.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Born in Sighet, Romania, Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928, in Romania. In 1944 he and his family were deported, along with other Jews, to the Nazi death camps. His father died in Buchenwald and his mother and his younger sisters at Auschwitz. (Wiesel did not learn until after the war that his older sisters had also survived.) Upon liberation from the camps, Wiesel boarded a train for Western Europe with other orphans. The train arrived in France, where he chose to remain. He settled first in Normandy and later in Paris, where he completed his education at the Sorbonne (from 1948 to 1951). To support himself, he did whatever he could, including tutoring, directing a…    

Finding an Appropriate Language
The Hollywood version of the Holocaust
Meaningful montage
Styles of tension
Black humor
Narrative Strategies
The Jew as child
In hiding/onstage
Beautiful evasions?
The condemned and doomed
Responses to Nazi Atrocity
Political resistance
The ambiguity of identity
The new German guilt
Shaping Reality
The personal documentary
From judgment to illumination
Third Edition Update
The Holocaust as genre
Rescuers in fiction films
The ironic touch
Dysfunction as distortion: the Holocaust survivor on screen and stage
Documentaries of return