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Body Genres II: Pornography and Exploitation

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: Sexual Theater Susan Sontag describes a strange underworld fascinated with Nazi iconography in her essay, “Fascinating Fascism.” She attributes the fetishistic eroticization to power relations, where the SS exercises “total...

Body Genres I: Melodramatic Holocaust Films

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 This chapter and the two following it are informed by Linda Williams’s concept of the “body genres,” films that provoke a visceral response in the spectator. Williams identifies melodrama, horror, and pornography...

Experimental Films II: Lost and Found (Footage)

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: Look What I Found Found footage films are works that adopt a technique of assemblage to make meaning from images; that is, a strategy of collecting and editing together ephemeral material to fashion something entirely new...

Holocaust Documentaries III: Personal Documentaries

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 to Personal Documentaries The observational mode of documentary filmmaking is closely related to the personal documentary and many times the two approaches are discussed in similar contexts. Personal Holocaust documentaries...

Holocaust Comedies?

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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... of Schindler’s List.At the airport Jerry, Elaine, and Aaron (Elaine’s boyfriend) bid farewell to the Seinfelds. At the entrance of the jetway Aaron laments, “I could’ve done more.” Elaine scoffs, “You did enough.” “No,” Aaron retorts, “This watch,...

Defiance and Resistance

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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...“We are what we’ve always been . . . victims.”Member of the Jewish Council in the NBC miniseries Holocaust (Marvin Chomsky, 1978).Member of the Jewish Council in the NBC miniseries Holocaust (Marvin Chomsky, 1978). Introduction...

Sadism and Sexual Deviance

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: What is Sadism? The colloquial concept of sadism — pleasure derived from the pain of others — obfuscates its profound philosophical origins. Indeed, in some cases the victim-perpetrator relationship set within the Holocaust —...

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

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...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...

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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... bits of her father’s story, who survived by hiding in the forest.See the catalogue entry for Robin Kandel in Aaron Kerner, Reconstructing Memories, exhibition catalogue (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Art Gallery, 2006), 36–9. Prior...

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

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...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...