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The Resource Caught on camera : film in the courtroom from the Nuremberg trials to the trials of the Khmer Rouge, Christian Delage ; edited and translated by Ralph Schoolcraft and Mary Byrd Kelly

Caught on camera : film in the courtroom from the Nuremberg trials to the trials of the Khmer Rouge, Christian Delage ; edited and translated by Ralph Schoolcraft and Mary Byrd Kelly

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Caught on camera : film in the courtroom from the Nuremberg trials to the trials of the Khmer Rouge
Title
Caught on camera
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film in the courtroom from the Nuremberg trials to the trials of the Khmer Rouge
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Christian Delage ; edited and translated by Ralph Schoolcraft and Mary Byrd Kelly
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"When the Allied forces of World War II formed an international tribunal to prosecute Nazi war crimes, they introduced two major innovations to court procedure. The prosecution projected film footage and newsreels shot by British, Soviet, and American soldiers as they discovered Nazi camps. These images, presented as human testimony and material evidence, were instrumental in naming and prosecuting war crimes. At the same time, the Nuremberg tribunal was filmed so that the memory of "the greatest trial in history" would remain strong in future generations. In the decades that followed, the use of film in the courtroom greatly influenced the conduct of the Eichmann trial--and subsequently the trials of Klaus Barbie, Paul Touvier, and Maurice Papon in France, as well as the proceedings against Slobodan Milošević and the Khmer Rouge Kang Kek lew. Combining the practical knowledge of a renowned director with the perspective of a historian and media specialist, Christian Delage examines archival footage from these trials and explores the conditions and consequences of using film for the purposes of justice and memory. Revised and expanded from the original French publication, Caught on Camera retraces the steps by which the United States pioneered jurisprudence that sanctioned the introduction of film as evidence and then established the precedent of preserving an audiovisual record of those proceedings. From the Nuremberg trials to the current Khmer Rouge trials, Delage considers how national attitudes toward the introduction of filmic evidence in court vary widely, and how different countries have sought to use film as a recordkeeping medium. Caught on Camera demonstrates how reproduced images, as evidence, testimony, and archival documentation, have influenced the writing of modern history."--
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Delage, Christian
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  • 909.825-L
  • 341.690268
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Schoolcraft, Ralph W
  • Kelly, Mary Byrd
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  • Mass media and criminal justice
  • War crime trials
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Evidence, Documentary
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Caught on camera : film in the courtroom from the Nuremberg trials to the trials of the Khmer Rouge, Christian Delage ; edited and translated by Ralph Schoolcraft and Mary Byrd Kelly
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Note
"This American translation ... has been entirely revised by the author. In addition, Chapter 14 has been added to the volume and the bibliographical materials have been updated."--Editor's note
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The filmmaker, the judge, and the evidence -- The camera : an impartial witness of social relations? -- Learning to read enemy films -- Face to face with Nazi atrocities -- "Establishing incredible events by means of credible evidence" -- Getting film into the courtroom -- Catching the enemy with its own pictures -- The un-United Nations and the ideal of a universal justice -- Documentary archives and fictional film narratives -- Trials of the present or the past? -- Hearings on film, film in hearings -- The face of history -- The spectator's place -- Court settings and movie stagings : from Nuremberg to the Khmer Rouge trial
Control code
FIEb17694486
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
vi, 315 pages
Isbn
9780812245561
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)842880456
Label
Caught on camera : film in the courtroom from the Nuremberg trials to the trials of the Khmer Rouge, Christian Delage ; edited and translated by Ralph Schoolcraft and Mary Byrd Kelly
Publication
Note
"This American translation ... has been entirely revised by the author. In addition, Chapter 14 has been added to the volume and the bibliographical materials have been updated."--Editor's note
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The filmmaker, the judge, and the evidence -- The camera : an impartial witness of social relations? -- Learning to read enemy films -- Face to face with Nazi atrocities -- "Establishing incredible events by means of credible evidence" -- Getting film into the courtroom -- Catching the enemy with its own pictures -- The un-United Nations and the ideal of a universal justice -- Documentary archives and fictional film narratives -- Trials of the present or the past? -- Hearings on film, film in hearings -- The face of history -- The spectator's place -- Court settings and movie stagings : from Nuremberg to the Khmer Rouge trial
Control code
FIEb17694486
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
vi, 315 pages
Isbn
9780812245561
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)842880456

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