Week 14_Life Is Beautiful

Week 14_Life Is Beautiful - RTVF 188: Alternative Cinema(s)...

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Unformatted text preview: RTVF 188: Alternative Cinema(s) Week 13: History, Memory, and Holocaust(s) - 2 Reminders : • Upload reading summary to turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m. tonight • Semester paper due next week Today 1. Screening: Life Is Beautiful (Benigni, 1997) 2. Discussion Debate (recap): Realism and the Holocaust • Difficult to reproduce • Can’t help but minimize the reality of the actual historical phenomenon • Contemporary world has become accustomed to depictions of violence • Benigni wanted to avoid “hyperreality” --> rely on spectator’s familiarity with history and imagination • An event that is uncapturable in fiction Benigni’s Approach • Inspired by father Luigi Benigni’s stories of own experiences in Nazi work camp • Film is not history , per se, but a fable of family love, with emphasis upon father and son • How does the first half of the film (pre-war) connect to the second half ? Benigni’s Approach • Inspired by father Luigi Benigni’s stories of own experiences in Nazi work camp...
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Week 14_Life Is Beautiful - RTVF 188: Alternative Cinema(s)...

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