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Title Concentrationary cinema : aesthetics as political resistance in Alain Resnais's Night and fog (1955) / edited by Griselda Pollock and Max Silverman
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2011


Description 1 online resource (x, 338 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Introduction / Griselda Pollock and Max Silverman -- Night and fog: a history of gazes / Sylvie Lindeperg -- Memory of the camps / Kay Gladstone -- Opening the camps, closing the eyes: image, history, readability / Georges Didi-Huberman -- Resnais and the dead / Emma Wilson -- Night and fog and the concentrationary gaze / Libby Saxton -- Auschwitz as allegory in Night and fog / Deborati Sanyal -- Night and fog and posttraumatic cinema / Joshua Hirsch -- Fearful imagination: Night and fog and concentrationary memory / Max Silverman -- Disruptive histories: toward a radical politics of remembrance in Alain Resnais's Night and fog / Andrew Hebard -- Cinema as a slaughterbench of history: Night and fog / John Mowitt -- Death in the image: the responsibility of aesthetics in Night and fog (1955) and Kapo (1959) / Griselda Pollock
Summary Since its completion in 1955, Alain Resnais's Night and Fog (Nuit et Brouillard) has been considered one of the most important films to confront the catastrophe and atrocities of the Nazi era. But was it a film about the Holocaust that failed to recognize the racist genocide? Or was the film not about the Holocaust as we know it today but a political and aesthetic response to what David Rousset, the French political prisoner from Buchenwald, identified on his return in 1945 as the 'concentrationary universe' which, now actualized, might release its totalitarian plague any time and anywhere? Wh
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 30-320 and index
Notes Restricted: Printing from this resource is governed by The Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations (UK) and UK copyright law currently in force. WlAbNL
Print version record
SUBJECT Resnais, Alain, 1922-2014 -- Criticism and interpretation
Resnais, Alain, 1922-2014. fast (OCoLC)fst00015596
Nuit et brouillard (Motion picture)
Nuit et brouillard (Motion picture) fast (OCoLC)fst01361724
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the war.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Aesthetics.
Memory in motion pictures.
ART -- Film & Video.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) in motion pictures.
Memory in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Aesthetics.
War and motion pictures.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Pollock, Griselda
Silverman, Maxim
LC no. 2011020657
ISBN 9780857453525