Spielberg's Holocaust

Spielberg's Holocaust : Critical Perspectives on Schindler's List

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This anthology of essays on Steven Spielberg's 1993 film is a solid achievement. It is a repository of considerable critical insight and frequently passionate argument." -Holocaust and Genocide StudiesAn excellent collection; highly recommended for general readers and students at all levels." -ChoiceThis collection of essays opens further the debate on how to represent the Holocaust as Holocaust representation and memory move into ever-greater areas of daily American and Jewish American culture." -TikkunSchindler's List not only afforded director Steven Spielberg a cinematic vehicle loaded with Hollywood-hardware to create his master narrative about the Holocaust, the film also invited a renewed scholarly and intellectual discussion about racism, "historical voyeurism" and the "limits of representation." This thought-provoking critical anthology tackles these issues and many others.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 150 x 234 x 18mm | 480.81g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 29 b&w photos, 2 figures, 1 index
  • 0253210984
  • 9780253210982
  • 835,630

About Yosefa Loshitzky

Yosefa Loshitzky, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication and Journalism at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is the author of The Radical Faces of Godard and Bertolucci.show more

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'A stimulating collection that assesses the strengths and limitations of Schlindler's List as a film and as a reflection of Holocaust experience. Readers who found the film controversial will have the same response to many of these essays, which invite us to range beyond the immediate issues of a single movie to challenging questions of aesthetic, religious, and theoretical concern.' - Lawrence L. Langer, United States Holocaust Memorial Museumshow more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsList of ContributorsIntroduction1. Every Once in a While: Schindler's List and the Shaping of History Barbie Zelizer2. Spielberg's Oskar: Hollywood Tries Evil Omer Bartov3. The Cinema Animal Geoffrey Hartman4. Schindler's List is not Shoah: Second Commandment, Popular Modernism and Public Memory Miriam Hansen5. Holocaust Others: Spielberg's Schindler's List versus Lanzmann's Shoah Yosefa Loshitzky6. But is it Good for the Jews? Spielberg's Schindler and the Aesthetics of Atrocity Sara R. Horowitz7. The Image Lingers: The Feminization of the Jew in Schindler's List Judith E. Doneson8. Schindler's Discourse: America Discusses the Holocaust and its Mediation, from NBC's Miniseries to Spielberg's Film Jeffrey A. Shandler9. The Tale of the Good German: Reflections on the Israeli Reception of Schindler's List Liliane Weissberg10. The Great Taboo Broken: Reflections on the Israeli Reception of Schindler's List Haim Bresheeth11. Between Obsession and Amnesia: Reflections on the French Reception of Schindler's List Natasha Lehrer12. The Uncertain Certainty of Schindler's List Bryan Cheyetteshow more

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