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Deeper than Oblivion : Trauma and Memory in Israeli Cinema (Reprint) (Paperback)

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In this collection, leading scholars in both film studies and Israeli studies show that beyond representing familiar historical accounts or striving to offer a more complete and accurate depiction of the past, Israeli cinema has innovatively used trauma and memory to offer insights about Israeli society and to engage with cinematic experimentation and invention.

Tracing a long line of films from the 1940s up to the 2000s, the contributors use close readings of these films not only to reconstruct the past, but also to actively engage with it. Addressing both high-profile and lesser known fiction and non-fiction Israeli films, Deeper than Oblivion underlines the unique aesthetic choices many of these films make in their attempt to confront the difficulties, perhaps even impossibility, of representing trauma. By looking at recent and classic examples of Israeli films that turn to memory and trauma, this book addresses the pressing issues and disputes in the field today.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 371
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Film + Video / History + Criticism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Language: English
Street Date: May 19, 2016
TCIN: 51290867
UPC: 9781501319617
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-8889

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