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The Body at the Center: The Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Author(s): Abé Markus Nornes
Nornes spawns an interesting proposition when he states that Japanese directors--focusing on the victim's suffering--sentimentalize the nuclear issue and divert the audience from a true understanding of the atrocity. He concludes that a cold, scientific approach is essential in unveiling the terrifying violence of the bombings and cites The Effect of The Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a documentary that chillingly assumes the point of view of the bomb.
Name of Periodical: Hibakusha Cinema: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the nuclear image in Japanese film
Year of Publication: 1996