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The Resource Theater of cruelty : art, film, and the shadows of war, Ian Buruma

Theater of cruelty : art, film, and the shadows of war, Ian Buruma

Label
Theater of cruelty : art, film, and the shadows of war
Title
Theater of cruelty
Title remainder
art, film, and the shadows of war
Statement of responsibility
Ian Buruma
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Theater of Cruelty has three main themes that frequently overlap: war, film, and the visual arts. Many of the movies discussed are about war and violence, often related to World War II, and more specifically deal with the two nations that unleashed the war, Germany and Japan: why they did what they did, and how they came to terms with it afterward or didn't. Other essays in the collection, about the diaries of Harry Kessler and Anne Frank, the bombing of German cities, Japan's kamikaze pilots further explore these themes. Many of the artists discussed by Buruma were German or Japanese, including Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Tsuguharu Foujita, as were the filmmakers Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, all of whom were affected in one way or another by fascism and its terrible consequences. Theater of Cruelty is less about war itself than the way people deal with violence and cruelty, in the arts and in life.--Amazon.com
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Summary
Theater of Cruelty has three main themes that frequently overlap: war, film, and the visual arts. Many of the movies discussed are about war and violence, often related to World War II, and more specifically deal with the two nations that unleashed the war, Germany and Japan: why they did what they did, and how they came to terms with it afterward or didn't. Other essays in the collection, about the diaries of Harry Kessler and Anne Frank, the bombing of German cities, Japan's kamikaze pilots further explore these themes. Many of the artists discussed by Buruma were German or Japanese, including Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Tsuguharu Foujita, as were the filmmakers Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and Hans-Jèurgen Syberberg, all of whom were affected in one way or another by fascism and its terrible consequences. Theater of Cruelty is less about war itself than the way people deal with violence and cruelty, in the arts and in life.--Amazon.com
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10356221
Cataloging source
DLC
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Buruma, Ian
Dewey number
791.43/658405343
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
New York Review books collections
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War films
  • National socialism in motion pictures
  • Violence in motion pictures
  • War in art
  • National socialism in art
  • Violence in art
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
art, film, and the shadows of war
Label
Theater of cruelty : art, film, and the shadows of war, Ian Buruma
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 423)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The Joys and Perils of Victimhood -- 2. Fascinating Narcissism: Leni Riefenstahl -- 3. Werner Herzog and His Heroes -- 4. The Genius of Berlin: Rainer Werner Fassbinder -- 5. The Destruction Germany -- 6. There's No Place Like Heimat -- 7. The Afterlife of Anne Frank -- 8. 0ccupied Paris: The Sweet and the Cruel -- 9. The Twisted Art of Documentary -- 10. Ecstatic About Pearl Harbor -- 11. Suicide for the Empire -- 12. Eastwood's War -- 13. Robbed of Dreams -- 14. The Catty Chronicler: Harry Kessler -- 15. The Believer -- 16. The Last Bengali Renaissance Man -- 17. The Way They Live Now: Mike Leigh -- 18. The Great Art of Embarrassment -- 19. The Invention of David Bowie -- 20. Dressing for Success -- 21. The Circus of Max Beckmann -- 22. Degenerate Art -- 23. George Grosz's Amerika -- 24. Mr. Natural -- 25. Obsessions in Tokyo -- 26. A Japanese Tragedy -- 27. Virtual Violence -- 28. AsiaWorld -- Sources
Control code
ocn875674756
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 423 pages
Isbn
9781590177778
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014005184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)875674756
Label
Theater of cruelty : art, film, and the shadows of war, Ian Buruma
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 423)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The Joys and Perils of Victimhood -- 2. Fascinating Narcissism: Leni Riefenstahl -- 3. Werner Herzog and His Heroes -- 4. The Genius of Berlin: Rainer Werner Fassbinder -- 5. The Destruction Germany -- 6. There's No Place Like Heimat -- 7. The Afterlife of Anne Frank -- 8. 0ccupied Paris: The Sweet and the Cruel -- 9. The Twisted Art of Documentary -- 10. Ecstatic About Pearl Harbor -- 11. Suicide for the Empire -- 12. Eastwood's War -- 13. Robbed of Dreams -- 14. The Catty Chronicler: Harry Kessler -- 15. The Believer -- 16. The Last Bengali Renaissance Man -- 17. The Way They Live Now: Mike Leigh -- 18. The Great Art of Embarrassment -- 19. The Invention of David Bowie -- 20. Dressing for Success -- 21. The Circus of Max Beckmann -- 22. Degenerate Art -- 23. George Grosz's Amerika -- 24. Mr. Natural -- 25. Obsessions in Tokyo -- 26. A Japanese Tragedy -- 27. Virtual Violence -- 28. AsiaWorld -- Sources
Control code
ocn875674756
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 423 pages
Isbn
9781590177778
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014005184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)875674756

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