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Film and the Holocaust: New Perspectives on Dramas, Documentaries, and Experimental Films Aaron Kerner

Film and the Holocaust: New Perspectives on Dramas, Documentaries, and Experimental Films

Aaron Kerner

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9781441108937
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353 pages
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 About the Book 

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 AdornoOCOs dictumMoreWhen 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 AdornoOCOs dictum that OC To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.OCO And despite the fact that he later reversed his position, the conservative opposition to all OC artisticOCO representations of the Holocaust remains powerful, leading to the insistent demand that it be represented, as it really was . And yet, whether itOCOs the girl in the red dress or a German soldier belting out Bach on a piano during the purge of the ghetto in SchindlerOCOs 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 OC unimaginable.OCO 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.