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Studying Waltz with Bashir

Author: Giulia Miller
Publisher: Leighton Buzzard : Auteur, 2017.
Series: Studying films.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : First edition
Summary:
"On its release in 2008, Ari Folman's animated documentary Waltz with Bashir was heralded as a brilliant and original exploration of trauma, and trauma's impact on memory and the recording of history. But it is surprising that although the film is seen through the eyes of one particular soldier, a viewpoint portrayed using highly experimental forms of animation, this has not prevented Waltz with Bashir from being  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Giulia Miller
ISBN: 9781800850286 180085028X 9781911325161 1911325167 9781800347021 1800347022
OCLC Number: 1331797236
Description: 1 online resource (198 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Waltz with Bashir: Why Does it Matter? --
2. How to Define Waltz with Bashir: Animated Documentary or Animated Fiction, or Both? --
3. Narrative Structure --
4. Waltz with Bashir and Meditations on War --
5. Ari Folman's Other War --
6. Waltz with Bashir's Reception in Israel and Abroad.
Series Title: Studying films.
Responsibility: Giulia Miller.

Abstract:

"On its release in 2008, Ari Folman's animated documentary Waltz with Bashir was heralded as a brilliant and original exploration of trauma, and trauma's impact on memory and the recording of history. But it is surprising that although the film is seen through the eyes of one particular soldier, a viewpoint portrayed using highly experimental forms of animation, this has not prevented Waltz with Bashir from being regarded as both an "autobiographical" and "honest" account of the director's own experiences in the 1982 Lebanon war. In fact, the film won several documentary awards, and even those critics focusing on the representation of trauma suggest that this trauma must be authentic. In this sense, it is the documentary form rather than the animation that has had the most influence upon critics. As Studying Waltz with Bashir will show, it is the tension between the two forms that makes the film so complex and interesting, allowing for multiple themes and discourses to coexist, including Israel's role during the Lebanon War and the impact of trauma upon narrative, but also the representation of Holocaust memory and its role in the formation of Israeli identity. In addition to these themes that coexist by virtue of the film's unusual animated documentary format, Waltz with Bashir can also be discussed in relation to a broad range of contexts; for example, the representation of war in film, the history of Israeli Holocaust cinema, and recent trends in experimental animation, such as Richard Linklater's Waking Life (2001) and A Scanner Darkly (2006), as well as Folman's most recent live action/animation work The Congress (2013)"--Abstract.

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