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Brad Prager

Brad Prager is Associate Professor of German and a member of the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri. He is the author of The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (2007) and Aesthetic Vision and German Romanticism: Writing Images (2007). He is also the coeditor of a volume on Visual Studies and the Holocaust entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008), as well as of a recent volume on contemporary German cinema, and is the editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s Companion to Werner Herzog(2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After the Fact : The Holocaust in 21st Century Documentary Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In one particularly fascinating sequence in Lanzmann’s documentary Sobibor (2001), survivor Yehuda Lerner, who participated in a prisoners’ uprising at the Sobibor extermination camp, tells a memorable story about the moments immediately...

Introduction

Brad Prager

Brad Prager is Associate Professor of German and a member of the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri. He is the author of The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (2007) and Aesthetic Vision and German Romanticism: Writing Images (2007). He is also the coeditor of a volume on Visual Studies and the Holocaust entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008), as well as of a recent volume on contemporary German cinema, and is the editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s Companion to Werner Herzog(2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After the Fact : The Holocaust in 21st Century Documentary Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The Holocaust Documentary: In Stages On November 29, 1945 the prosecution at the Nuremberg Trials introduced a documentary film into evidence and played it for the court. The documentary, Nazi Concentration Camps, begins with a static shot...

Inglourious Basterds and the gender of revenge

Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds : A Manipulation of Metacinema

Continuum, 2012

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...Quentin Tarantino’s re-telling of the history of WWII, Inglourious Basterds, begins with an extreme long shot of a pristine French meadow with a simple farmhouse in the background. To the left of the farmhouse we see a small figure...

Exploding cinema, exploding Hollywood: Inglourious Basterds and the limits of cinema

Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds : A Manipulation of Metacinema

Continuum, 2012

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...“Greetings, Jerusalem, I am deeply sorry.” These are the words Hitler speaks—in Hebrew—in a video the artist Boaz Arad created in the year 2000. Arad spliced together many “very short film clips from Hitler’s propaganda speeches to produce...

Sexual Deviance and the Naked Body in Cinematic Representations of Nazis

Nazisploitation! : The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture

Continuum, 2012

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...I would like to start with two films and two female concentration camp officers: both are responsible for horrific deaths of their inmates, both are portrayed as highly sexual figures, frequently shown nude and engaged in intercourse. One...

Lulu’s menorah: seeing and Nazi-ing

Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds : A Manipulation of Metacinema

Continuum, 2012

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...Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno, Dialectic of Enlightenment, ed. Gunzelin Schmid Noerr, trans. by Edmund Jephcott. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002), 120.“No one must be hungry or cold. Anyone failing to comply goes...

Introduction

Daniel H. Magilow

Daniel H. Magilow is Associate Professor of German at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. He is the author of The Photography of Crisis: The Photo Essays of Weimar Germany (2012) and In Her Father's Eyes: A Childhood Extinguished by the Holocaust (2008) and the co-editor, along with Elizabeth Bridges and Kristin T. Vander Lugt, of Nazisploitation! The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Culture and Cinema (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nazisploitation! : The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture

Continuum, 2012

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...When Vincent Canby of The New York Times reviewed Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS (1974) on November 30, 1975, he posed a question to his readers and future historians. ‘If it’s possible to reconstruct the interests, attitudes and values of a lost...

Family Issues: Oedipal Confrontations in 2 or 3 Things I Know about Him and The Flat

Brad Prager

Brad Prager is Associate Professor of German and a member of the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri. He is the author of The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (2007) and Aesthetic Vision and German Romanticism: Writing Images (2007). He is also the coeditor of a volume on Visual Studies and the Holocaust entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008), as well as of a recent volume on contemporary German cinema, and is the editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s Companion to Werner Herzog(2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After the Fact : The Holocaust in 21st Century Documentary Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Although Claude Lanzmann can hardly be said to have invented the investigative documentary interview, and impactful interviews had already appeared earlier, in films by Jean Rouch and Marcel Ophüls, among others, Shoah is remarkable...

Animation and Memory

The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In Pixar’s Inside Out (Docter and Del Carmen 2015), Joy and Sadness navigate around their host Riley’s long-term memory where coloured orbs representing different events in her past are stored on shelves. The film imagines memory as fixed...

Touring Sites: Revisiting the Concentration Camps in KZ and Martin

Brad Prager

Brad Prager is Associate Professor of German and a member of the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri. He is the author of The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (2007) and Aesthetic Vision and German Romanticism: Writing Images (2007). He is also the coeditor of a volume on Visual Studies and the Holocaust entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008), as well as of a recent volume on contemporary German cinema, and is the editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s Companion to Werner Herzog(2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After the Fact : The Holocaust in 21st Century Documentary Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In Shoah (1985) Claude Lanzmann’s camera surveys, among other locations, the sites of former death camps. At times, the director lingers silently on apparently empty spaces, now and again nearing well-known locations, including the ruins...