Jewish Film & New Media

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall

Altering Hebrewness
Scholars who maintain that there is an essential gap between the ontological status of art and the unequaled atrocities of the Holocaust reject the very notion that any art form could depict the Holocaust.1 Israeli cinema has adopted this approach. No...
Exodus, the Movie-Half a Century Later
The movie Exodus (USA), produced and directed by Otto Preminger and starring Paul Newman, was released in the United States just before Christmas of 1960, came to Israeli cinemas about six months later, and was a box-office hit in both countries.1 It...
"Historical Argument" or "Cowboys and Indian"?
Controversial at the time of its publication in 1946 and since then frequently dismissed as propagandistic, if remembered at all, Arthur Koestler's novel Thieves in the Night: Chronicle of an Experiment was adapted four decades later for a TV miniseries...
On Chapman, Ellin, and Sherif's Comics, the Holocaust and Hiroshima
On Chapman, Ellin, and Sherif's Comics, the Holocaust and Hiroshima Comics, the Holocaust and Hiroshima: Persecution, Genocide and the Atomic Bomb. By Jane L. Chapman, Dan Ellin, and Adam Sherif. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2015. 95 pp., ISBN 978-1-137-40723-8...
On Haskell's Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films
On Haskell's Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films (Jewish Lives series). By Molly Haskell. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017. 248 pp., ISBN 978-0-300-18693-2 (hc), US $25.00.In 1991 Steven Spielberg was asked to...
On Jordan's from Nuremberg to Hollywood: The Holocaust and the Courtroom in American Fictive Film
On Jordan's From Nuremberg to Hollywood: The Holocaust and the Courtroom in American Fictive Film From Nuremberg to Hollywood: The Holocaust and the Courtroom in American Fictive Film. By James Jordan. London: Valentine Mitchell, 2016. 245 pp., ISBN-10:...
On Whitehead's Mike Nichols and the Cinema of Transformation
On Whitehead's Mike Nichols and the Cinema of Transformation Mike Nichols and the Cinema of Transformation. By J. W. Whitehead. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014. 332 pp., ISBN 9-780786-471454, US $45.00 (pb).First, a disclaimer: This review will concentrate...
Take This Waltz, Take This Photo
And I'll bury my soul in a scrapbookWith the photographs there, and the moss-Leonard Cohen, "Take This Waltz"During the first decade of the twenty-first century, a new form, the graphic novel, emerged in Israeli literature. While Israeli comics has a...
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