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Insdorf, Annette

Published by New York; Vintage Books, 1983
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Softbound. 8vo. XVII, 234 pages. 24 cm. First edition. From the publishers description: "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? . 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. " With 140 black and white photographic film-stills. "Contents include: Part I. Finding an Appropriate Language: 1. The Hollywood version of the Holocaust 2. Meaningful montage 3. Styles of tension 4. Black humor. Part II. Narrative Strategies: 5. The Jew as child 6. In hiding/onstage 7. Beautiful evasions? 8. The condemned and doomed. Part III. Responses to Nazi Atrocity: 9. Political resistance 10. The ambiguity of identity 11. The new German guilt. Part IV. Shaping Reality: 12. The personal documentary 13. From judgement to illumination. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) , in motion pictures. Films. Holocaust. Covers lightly aged, endpages and outer edges lightly soiled, otherwise, clean and fresh. Very good condition. (HOLO2-88-44) HOLO8, wiv0512, art2, ger7, ee2, amr4. (ja). Bookseller Inventory # 29591

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Publisher: New York; Vintage Books

Publication Date: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

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