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Life is beautiful, but not for Jews : another view of the film by Benigni

Author: Ḳobi Niv
Publisher: Landham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003.
Series: Filmmakers series, no. 107.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Life is Beautiful, But Not for Jews is a riveting book that simply and concisely raises some important and complex ideas about film and psychology in post-Holocaust civilization. It also serves as an elementary course in the appreciation of films and artistic texts in general and in deciphering their deeper meanings, teaching the reader to more clearly grasp the hidden significance of cultural processes."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Niv, Ḳobi.
Life is beautiful, but not for Jews.
Landham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607138882
Online version:
Niv, Ḳobi.
Life is beautiful, but not for Jews.
Landham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607831106
Named Person: Roberto Benigni
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ḳobi Niv
ISBN: 0810848759 9780810848757
OCLC Number: 52312653
Language Note: Translated from the Hebrew.
Description: xxvii, 107 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Before I Begin --
1. Hitler's Holiday Camp --
2. Reality as Fairy Tale --
3. See No Evil, Hear No Evil --
4. A World without Jews --
5. Annihilation as Salvation --
6. Gift and Sacrifice --
7. What Is This Film About, Anyway? --
Afterthoughts: Success Does Not Lie.
Series Title: Filmmakers series, no. 107.
Other Titles: Ḥayim yafim aval lo li-Yehudim.
Responsibility: Kobi Niv ; translated from the Hebrew by Jonathan Beyrak Lev.
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"Life is Beautiful, But Not for Jews is a riveting book that simply and concisely raises some important and complex ideas about film and psychology in post-Holocaust civilization. It also serves as an elementary course in the appreciation of films and artistic texts in general and in deciphering their deeper meanings, teaching the reader to more clearly grasp the hidden significance of cultural processes."--Jacket.

"With sharp, uncompromising logic and eye-opening insight, Niv analyzes the film and its script scene-by-scene to show why Life is Beautiful is very far from being the innocent, charming, and heartwarming film it appears to be. The author argues that the film not only lends support to the central arguments of Holocaust deniers, but is actually a quasi-theological, Christian parable which seeks to justify the extermination of Jews in the 20th century as divine punishment for the sin of the crucifixion of Jesus two thousand years ago."

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A brilliant argument...Kobi Niv mordantly deconstructs the secret of the box-office success of Roberto Benigni and his film. -- Meir Schnitzer * Sofshavua * Niv's book is an amazing text that Read more...

 
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