Raz Yosef, The Politics of Loss and Trauma in Contemporary Israeli Cinema. New York: Routledge, 2011. 218 pp., ISBN 978-0415876889 (hc). US $130.
Anat Y. Zanger Place, Memory and Myth in Contemporary Israeli Cinema. London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2012. 286 pp., ISBN 978-0853038450 (hc). US $79.95.
Miri Talmon and Yaron Peleg, eds. Israeli Cinema: Identities in Motion. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011. 391 pp., ISBN 978-0292743991 (pb). US $35. ISBN 978-0292725607 (hc). US $49.50.
"This review essay examines three recently published books on Israeli cinema. Raz Yosef’s The Politics of Loss and Trauma in Contemporary Israeli Cinema; Anat Y. Zanger’s Place, Memory and Myth in Contemporary Israeli Cinema; and Miri Talmon and Yaron Peleg’s edited volume, Israeli Cinema: Identities in Motion. It considers the ways in which Israeli cinema is inextricably linked to the history of Israeli nationalism and reflects on the treatment of this issue within these three texts. Examining major issues in the field and considering theoretical models relevant to the individual essays, chapters, and books, this essay offers a context from which to explore Israeli cinematic scholarship."
Harris, Rachel S.
"Through the Lens of Israeli Cinema,"
Jewish Film & New Media:
2, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jewishfilm/vol3/iss2/5