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Insdorf, Annette

Overview
Works: 40 works in 164 publications in 5 languages and 9,756 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  History  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Interviews  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Motion pictures  Propaganda films 
Roles: Commentator, Interviewee, Moderator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Annette Insdorf
Indelible shadows film and the Holocaust by Annette Insdorf ( )
38 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 2,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Investigates some of the profound questions raised by any attempt to create a film based on the Holocaust. How does one make a movie that is both morally just and marketable? ... The book not only provides sensitive readings of individual films but also analyzes more theoretical issues such as the 'truth claims' of the cinematic medium."--P. [4] of cover
François Truffaut by Annette Insdorf ( Book )
35 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Long considered the definitive study of this director's genius, Francois Truffaut returns to print in a revised and updated edition. With fresh insights and an extensive section on the director's last five films - Love on the Run, The Green Room, The Last Metro, The Woman Next Door, and Confidentially YoursAnnette Insdorf captures the essence and totality of his work. She discusses his contributions to the French New Wave, his relations with his mentors Hitchcock and Renoir, and the dominant themes of his cinema - women, love, children, language - and she explores his life in relation to his films, from The Four Hundred Blows to The Man Who Loved Women. As warmly human as its subject, Francois Truffaut immortalizes one of the cinema's most popular, prolific, and profound artists
Die Blechtrommel The tin drum ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in German and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Danzig, 1924. Oskar Matzerath is born with an intellect beyond his infancy. As he witnesses the hypocrisy of adulthood and the irresponsibility of society, Oskar rejects both, and, on his third birthday, refuses to grow. Caught in a baffling state of perpetual childhood, Oskar lashes out at all he surveys with piercing screams and frantic poundings on his tin drum, while the unheeding, chaotic world marches onward to the madness and folly of World War II."--Container
Philip Kaufman by Annette Insdorf ( )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American director Philip Kaufman is hard to pin down: a visual stylist who is truly literate, a San Franciscan who often makes European films, he is an accessible storyteller with a sophisticated touch. Celebrated for his vigorous, sexy, and reflective cinema, Kaufman is best known for his masterpiece The Unbearable Lightness of Being and the astronaut saga The Right Stuff. In this study, Annette Insdorf argues that Kaufman's cinema is both stylistically and philosophically rich and that his versatility is what distinguishes him as an auteur. She demonstrates Kaufman's skill at adaptation and how he finds the precise cinematic device for a story drawn from seemingly un-adaptable sources by using his cinematic eye to translate the authorial voice in many of the books that serve as inspiration for his films. Closely analyzing his films to date, Insdorf links Kaufman's versatile cinema by exploring the recurring and resonant themes of sensuality, artistic creation, and manipulation by authorities. She illustrates while there is no overarching label or bold signature that can be applied to his oeuvre, there is a consistency of themes, techniques, images, and preoccupations that permeates all of Kaufman's works
A film unfinished ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film in an East German archive was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May of 1942, the film became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. The later discovery of a long-missing reel, including multiple takes and cameramen staging scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage. Presented is the raw footage in its entirety, falsely showing the 'good life' of Jewish urbanites. Included is an interview, and more
Imaginary witness Hollywood and the Holocaust by Daniel Anker ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary examines the American film and television industry's response to the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi persecution of the Jews before, during, and after World War II. Extended film clips, and interviews with filmmakers, scholars, and survivors who work in the film industry, are used to tell this important story
La double vie de Veronique The double life of Véronique by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Polish and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Weronika is a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, is a French music teacher. Though they are unknown to each other, the two women share an enigmatic, purely emotional bond
Le dernier métro Last metro by François Truffaut ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paris, 1942. Lucas Steiner is a Jew who feels compelled to leave the country in order to survive the German occupation during WWII. His wife Marion is an actress and a member of the Resistance who goes on to direct the theater for him. She tries to keep the theater alive by rehearsing a new play. She hires Bernard Granger for the leading role. The troupe believes that the show must go on no matter the circumstances. But Lucas never left the country, he is actually hiding in the basement
Double lives, second chances : the cinema of Krzysztof Kieślowski by Annette Insdorf ( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An illustrated guide to the films of the celebrated Polish filmmaker who brought us Blue; White; Red; The double life of Veronique, and The Decalogue. This updated edition contains a new chapter discussing his influence in recent films, including Heaven, for which he co-wrote the screenplay"--P. [4] of cover
François Truffaut : les films de sa vie by Annette Insdorf ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in French and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Approche d'un cinéaste de la Nouvelle Vague, ami de Rivette, Godard, Chabrol, Rohmer. Auteur de 21 films, de 3 courts métrages, d'une dizaine de livres et de centaines d'articles
Smoke : (suivi du) Conte de Noël d'Auggie Wren ; Brooklyn Boogie by Paul Auster ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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L'holocauste à l'écran by Annette Insdorf ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Krzysztof Kieslowski, doubles vies, secondes chances by Annette Insdorf ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retrace la vie et l'oeuvre du cinéaste, avec en toile de fond l'histoire du cinéma polonais depuis l'après-guerre
Truffaut : i film della mia vita by Annette Insdorf ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fourteen year old boy suffering from neglect finds ways to conceal his true life by skipping school and losing himself in other activities
Jules et Jim Jules and Jim by François Truffaut ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hailed as one of the finest films ever made, it charts, over twenty-five years, the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession. The legendary François Truffaut directs, and Jeanne Moreau stars as the alluring and willful Catherine, whose enigmatic smile and passionate nature lure Jules and Jim into one of cinema's most captivating romantic triangles. An exuberant and poignant meditation on freedom, loyalty, and the fortitude of love
Die Blechtrommel by Volker Schlöndorff ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feature chronicles Danzig in the 1920s/1930s and the life and times of Oskar Matzerath the son of a local dealer, a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth he decides at his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him at the eve of World War II. So he refuses the society and his tin drum symbolizes his protest against the middle-class mentality of his family and neighborhood, which stand for all passive people in Nazi Germany at that time
Tin drum Die Blechtrommel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles Danzig in the 1920s/1930s and the life and times of Oskar Matzerath the son of a local dealer, a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth, he decides at his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him at the eve of World War II. So he refuses the society and his tin drum symbolizes his protest against the middle-class mentality of his family and neighborhood, which stand for all passive people in Nazi Germany at that time
Krótki film ó zabijaniu by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Polish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A psychological vivisection of the brutal and senseless murder of a taxi-driver by a young drifter, with no explanation offered and no extenuating circumstances given. The equally searing execution of the murderer presents a powerful moral indictment of capital punishment
Przypadek by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Polish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Depicts three potential lifestories of one and the same man. First, he is a party activist, then a dissident, and finally a physician fulfilling his humanitarian duties. Each incarnation is a result of blind chance
 
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Alternative Names
Insudōfu, Anetto.
インスドーフ, アネット
Languages
English (89)
French (30)
German (11)
Italian (3)
Polish (3)
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