There’s an old adage that the best movies are adapted from bad novels. As evidence to support the claim, consider Jaws—and then think of the many inferior films made from The Great Gatsby. Motion pictures excel at telling stories and at rendering heaps of quotidian detail. They struggle, usually in vain, to suggest the thoughts of a character.
The Easy Answers of Holocaust Movies
Too many films set in the Holocaust permit the audience to feel morally superior. Wouldn’t it be better to tell a story about current anti-Semitism?