Essay about Oskar For His And The Audience 's Benefit

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This implies that Spielberg changed the story about Oskar for his and the audience’s benefit. Filmmakers also constantly use the same memory when creating the films. Ebbrecht argues, “This ongoing repetition creates a situation in which the iconic images become embedded as part of our personal memory” (90). This makes Holocaust films washed out because filmmakers don’t have another way to produce these types of films. Filmmakers also pushed Holocaust survivors to tell their stories even though it was extremely painful for them .In the article, “Staging Memory and Trauma in French and Italian Holocaust film”, she states that, “Many survivors, it seemed, were not ready to enter into the trying course of remembering, reliving and commemorating their pasts” (Renga 462). It was such a traumatizing experience and I don’t blame them for not wanting to share it, but filmmakers kept on attacking them to tell their story. They eventually got the memory from the survivors, but there’s no point of receiving the memory from the survivors, because most of the filmmakers just change it to better soothe the audience. Either that or they add scenes to that memory to make it more interesting or frightening to the viewers. Alison Landsberg as cited in Lawrence Barons, Professor of Modern Jewish History, in “The First Wave of American ‘Holocaust’ Films 1945-1959” brings to our attention that “Holocaust films uses prosthetic memory, which is fake memory, but still leads trauma towards the…

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