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Conclusion: Filmic History in the Twentieth Century – a Successful Performance of Failure

Eleftheria Thanouli

Eleftheria Thanouli is Assistant Professor in Film Theory at the Film Department at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam in 2005. She is the author of Post-Classical Cinema: An International Poetics of Film Narration (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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History and Film : A Tale of Two Disciplines

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Automatically produced indexical images and historiography: these two regimes of the indexical trace, two masteries of time and pastness, two experiences of knowledge, two kinds of spectacle, both of which achieved contemporaneous...

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

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...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...

Colour and Suffering

Paul Coates

Paul Coates is Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Story of the Lost Reflection (1985), The Gorgon's Gaze: German Cinema, Expressionism and the Image of Horror (1991) and Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Colour : The Saturated Image

British Film Institute, 2010

Book chapter

...The gold of your hair MargaretheThe ash of your hair Sulamith. (Paul Celan) A Matter of Life and Death Sometimes, shockingly, the properties of film technology – its powers and inadequacies – can make the difference between life...

Recombinant Reality in Jurassic Park

Randy Laist

Randy Laist is Associate Professor of English at Goodwin College, US. He is the author of Technology and Postmodern Subjectivity in Don DeLillo’s Novels and the editor of Plants and Literature: Essays in Critical Plant Studies and Looking for Lost: Critical Essays on the Enigmatic Series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema of Simulation : Hyperreal Hollywood in the Long 1990s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Donna Haraway compared living in the 1990s to inhabiting “the womb of a pregnant monster,” and so it is fitting that one of the highest grossing movies of that decade, Jurassic Park, addresses the anxiety associated with monstrous...

The Holocaust as Dramatic Spectacle

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: Characters and Spectacle Rather than attempting to ascertain what film or films are the most significant, this chapter instead surveys a number of films that utilize the Holocaust as a dramatic spectacle. Quality...

“Lost and Done For”

Darkness in the Bliss-Out : A Reconsideration of the Films of Steven Spielberg

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Like virtually every Spielberg film since Jaws (1975), the theatrical release of his World War II combat film Saving Private Ryan in the summer of 1998 was preceded by a flurry of publicity that marked it as a major media event. And,...
...There are more World War II films—features and shorts, fictional and documentary, theatrical and nontheatrical—than there are films about any other American military conflict. For reasons both ideological (preparing Americans to mobilize...

Looking for the Real: Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, and Titanic

Randy Laist

Randy Laist is Associate Professor of English at Goodwin College, US. He is the author of Technology and Postmodern Subjectivity in Don DeLillo’s Novels and the editor of Plants and Literature: Essays in Critical Plant Studies and Looking for Lost: Critical Essays on the Enigmatic Series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema of Simulation : Hyperreal Hollywood in the Long 1990s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The predominance of a hyperreal aesthetic in 1990s movies exists alongside a countertendency of films that attempt to return the cinema to the purposes of realism. One of the most remarkable features of the cinematic history of the ’90s...

Looking On and Looking the Other Way: Hotel Rwanda (2004) and the Racialised Ethics of Spectatorship

Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

Book chapter

...In the true-story-based Hotel Rwanda (George, 2004), Don Cheadle plays Paul Rusesabagina, manager of the Belgian-owned Hôtel des Mille Collines in Kigali. During the period of ethnic cleansing in Rwanda in 1994, Rusesabagina turned...

Shoah

Sue Vice

Sue Vice is a Lecturer in the Dept of English Literature at the University of Sheffield. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2011

BFI Film Classics

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...Claude Lanzmann’s epic 1985 film ‘Shoah’ tells the story of the Holocaust through interviews with survivors of the extermination camps, bystanders who watched or participated in mass murder, and some of the perpetrators of genocide. Sue...