Thursday, July 5, 2018

Claude Lanzmann (1925–2018)

“A relentless interviewer, he used whatever it took — filming surreptitiously, posing as a French historian trying ‘to set the record straight’ — to pry astonishing stories out of his subjects”: the journalist and filmmaker Claude Lanzmann has died at the age of ninety-two. The New York Times has an obituary.

Lanzmann’s nine-and-a-half-hour documentary Shoah is available from Netflix.

[“The New York Times has an obituary”: how I hate typing those words.]

comments: 2

Pete said...

I once spent an entire work day off reading the book adaptation of Shoah. No, I’ve never been very sociable.

Michael Leddy said...

I’ve watched it all, but not all at once. It’s overwhleming. The book too.