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Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust (Cambridge Studies in Film) [Paperback]

Elie Wiesel , Annette Insdorf


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26 Jan 1990 0521378109 978-0521378109 2
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.


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'By looking at the Holocaust through the filter of [125] fictional and documentary films, Annette Insdorf has succeeded in combining history and popular culture into a scholarly and readable work.' Herbert Mitgang, The New York Times

' … a powerful, passionate and poignant book with many virtues … Her understanding of film is superb and her sensitivity to the Holocaust is evident throughout her work.' Michael Berenbaum, project Director, U. S. Holocaust Museum

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The third edition of Indelible Shadows includes five new chapters. 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. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Few Americans films have confronted the darker realities of World War II-ghettos, occupation, deportation, concentration camps, collaboration, extermination. Read the first page
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