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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

Book chapter

...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...

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

Book chapter

...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...

Rescreening Perpetrator Images: Witnessing the Past in A Film Unfinished and Photographer

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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...At Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Resnais’s Night and Fog was entered into evidence. The court screened the film on June 8, 1961, and the Israeli journalist Haim Gouri describes the scene: “The sound is not played (‘so...

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

Book chapter

...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...

Conclusion

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

Book chapter

...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...

Forgiveness on Film: Resentment and Reconciliation in Forgiving Dr. Mengele and Landscapes of Memory: The Life of Ruth Klüger

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

Book chapter

...In Chanoch Ze’evi’s documentary Hitler’s Children (2011), Rainer Höss, the grandson of the murderous Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss, visits the site of the former Auschwitz camp. Accompanied by the Israeli journalist Eldad Beck, Höss...

Mediated Memories: The Influence of Spielberg’s Hollywood Hit on Inheritance and Spielberg’s List

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

Book chapter

...If only as a noteworthy work of cinema, Schindler’s List (1993) is a milestone. According to the American Film Institute, the Oscar-winning production is one of the ten best American films of all time, and it earned over 300 million...

“What shall the history books read?” The debate over Inglourious Basterds and the limits of representation

Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds : A Manipulation of Metacinema

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...In the early 1990s, Mike Godwin formulated a theory of internet behavior that has since become known as Godwin’s Law of Nazi Analogies: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler...

The Agonies of an Eternal Victim

Deeper than Oblivion : Trauma and Memory in Israeli Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...About ten years ago […] I bought a plot of land. I was a newlywed and I thought that one day maybe my family and I would want to live in a little house of our own […] Because of a clerical mistake at the land registry office, the slice...

Is Tarantino serious? The twofold image of the Auteur and the state of exception

Oliver C. Speck

Oliver C. Speck is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. His scholarly writing focuses on the representation of memory and history in French, German and other European cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds : A Manipulation of Metacinema

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Quentin Tarantino might be American cinema’s best know auteur, one of the very few directors whose work is promoted in the U.S. with the “a film by” label. It is a label that, of course, the filmmaker himself tirelessly and skillfully...