Afterimage : Film, Trauma, and the Holocaust

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Pub. Date: 2003-12-01
Publisher(s): Temple Univ Pr
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Summary

The appearance of Alain Resnais' 1955 French documentary "Night and Fog heralded the beginning of a new form of cinema, one that used the narrative techniques of modernism to provoke a new historical consciousness. "Afterimage presents a theory of posttraumatic film based on the encounter between cinema and the Holocaust. Locating its origin in the vivid shock of wartime footage, "Afterimage focuses on a group of crucial documentary and fiction films that were pivotal to the spread of this cinematic form across different nations and genres. Joshua Hirsch explores the changes in documentary brought about by cinema verite, culminating in Shoah. He then turns to the appearance of a fictional posttraumatic cinema, tracing its development through the vivid flashbacks in Resnais' "Hiroshima, mon amour to the portrayal of pain and memory in "The Pawnbroker. He excavates a posttraumatic autobiography in three early films by the Hungarian Istvan Szabo. Finally, Hirsch examines the effects of postmodernism on posttraumatic cinema, looking at "Schindler's List and a work

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction to Film, Trauma, and the Holocaustp. 1
Night and Fog and the Origins of Posttraumatic Cinemap. 28
Shoah and the Posttraumatic Documentary after Cinema Veritep. 63
The Pawnbroker and the Posttraumatic Flashbackp. 85
Istvan Szabo and Posttraumatic Autobiographyp. 111
Postmodernism, the Second Generation, and Cross-Cultural Posttraumatic Cinemap. 140
Notesp. 163
Works Citedp. 193
Indexp. 205
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