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Keywords: The White Ribbon
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Film Quarterly (2010) 63 (4): 48–55.
Published: 01 June 2010
...James S. Williams This essay analyzes Michael Haneke's new film The White Ribbon (2009), focusing on its exceptional plastic qualities and intensive use of sound. It is argued that an ironic, disjunctive practice of montage exposes and resists the narrative of ritualized punishment, thereby...
Journal Articles
Film Quarterly (2010) 63 (4): 40–47.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Garrett Stewart The surgical rigor of Haneke's The White Ribbon lays bare the underlying brutality of family life in a German village, microcosm of a social order whose strictures and class resentments fester on the eve of WWI. Punishment, abuse, and humiliation tighten a mysterious web of spite...