Diverse and Political Subjective Analysis in Landsberg’s “Prosthetic Memory”


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Diverse and Political Subjective Analysis in Landsberg’s “Prosthetic Memory”
Transcending Subjective Force in Collective Consciousness and Mass Media Culture in History
This study will analyze the film as a theater of memory in which Landsberg’s “prosthetic memory” provides a diverse and political subjective interpretation of history through the lens of filmmaking. While many theories on the theater of memory interpret the dangers of subjective non-experiential memory in film, the prosthetic memory as vehicle of information gathering from film can provide important private memories for viewers. While these views may be historically tainted and non-objective in comparison to reality, they can offer a collective cultural memory that...
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..... more ‘real’ or objective than dramatic effect. In this way, Landsberg provides an optimistic and contrary view that history is always subjective, therefore confirming that prejudice against film is not always merited I providing a false collective memory through the mass media.
Works Cited:
Landsberg, Alison. Prosthetic Memory: The Transformation of American Remembrance in the Age of Mass Culture. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
Rosenstone, Robert. The History of Film: Looking at the Past in a Postliterate Age. (Customer add bibliography here. I only received a file of the text.).
Sorlin, Pierre. War and Cinema: Interpreting the Relationship. Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television; Oct1994, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p357, 10p