Item description for Haunted Images: Film, Ethics, Testimony and the Holocaust by Libby Saxton...
Haunted Images takes a close look at a range of treatments of the Holocaust in film, using sustained textual analysis to radically rethink film as a witness to history. Questioning the legitimacy of persistent claims that the Holocaust remains 'unrepresentable', this volume seeks to redefine the singular challenges this event presents to filmmakers, suggesting that filmic representations address the Holocaust as much through what they leave unseen -- through silences and ellipses -- as through what they visualise directly. Discussing films such as Kapo (1960), Shoah (1985) and Histoire(s) du cinma (1997), this important new study provides a compelling reading of how European cinema has responded to the particular problems that the Holocaust presents to filmmakers, and suggests compelling fresh insights into the relationship between visual art, cultural trauma and the power of the image.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2008
Publisher Wallflower Press
ISBN 190567435X ISBN13 9781905674350
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More About Libby Saxton
Libby Saxton is completing a PhD thesis at St. John's College, Cambridge, on ethical issues in cinematic presentations of the Holocaust. She has published articles on the cinema of Claude Lanzmann and Jean-Luc Godard.
Libby Saxton was born in 1975 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Queen Mary, University of London, UK.