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Disruptive violence as means to create a space for reflection: thoughts on Tarantino’s attempts at audience irritation

Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds : A Manipulation of Metacinema

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Introduction Quentin Tarantino’s latest violent masterpiece Inglourious Basterds has been well yet critically received. Many reviewers have pointed out that the film is morally ambivalent the least because of the aesthetics of violence...

Holocaust Documentaries IV: The Poetic Documentary

Aaron Kerner

Aaron Kerner is an Associate Professor in the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Introduction Incongruity and radical juxtaposition are trademarks of the poetic documentary. At the core, then, of the poetic Holocaust documentary are comparative strategies to measure temporal differences, generational differences...

Experimental Films I: Rituals of Memory

Aaron Kerner

Aaron Kerner is an Associate Professor in the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Continuum, 2011

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...Introduction The following two chapters focus on experimental films that use innovative formal strategies to negotiate the Holocaust. Experimental film, or often what is referred to as avant-garde cinema, is generally concerned with what...

The Realistic Imperative

Aaron Kerner

Aaron Kerner is an Associate Professor in the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Continuum, 2011

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...The Principle of Verisimilitude Authenticity is a red herring. Narratives, whether we are speaking of conventional fictional film or documentary, are always already a construct. Historical events can only be re-presented...

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...

Body Genres III: The Horror Genre and the Holocaust

Aaron Kerner

Aaron Kerner is an Associate Professor in the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Introduction: the Blood and Guts of It Given the heinous nature of the Nazi genocide one would imagine that it was ripe for the horror genre. But very few films in the horror genre proper (as separate and distinct from the exploitation...

Holocaust Documentaries II: Testimonials

Aaron Kerner

Aaron Kerner is an Associate Professor in the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Continuum, 2011

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...Introduction: the Art of Testimony The previous chapter discussed some of the general cultural assumptions about the documentary genre, and specifically that the documentary form is burdened with a presumptive fidelity to objectivity...

Holocaust Documentaries I: Telling It Like It Really Was

Aaron Kerner

Aaron Kerner is an Associate Professor in the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Continuum, 2011

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...Introduction: Documentary Modes One of the problems with the documentary form is that it is burdened with a supposed allegiance to objectivity, an expectation that it will provide a transparent window onto the past. This erroneous...

Introduction

Aaron Kerner

Aaron Kerner is an Associate Professor in the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Continuum, 2011

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...Introduction As a broad survey of Holocaust films this book aims to introduce readers not only to the established canon but also to films that do not share the notoriety that Charles Chaplin’s 1940 comedy The Great Dictator or Steven...

“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

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...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...