Afterimage: Film, Trauma, and the Holocaust

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The appearance of Alain Resnais' 1955 French documentary "Night anda 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 ...

Afterimage: Film, Trauma and the Holocaust 2003, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9781592132096

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Afterimage: Film, Trauma, and the Holocaust 2003, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9781592132089

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