List' and 'Life is Beautiful' are
just two of the many films that have been made which either examine
the Holocaust or else use it as a background. As well as praise being
given to some of these films there has also been criticism. Certain
people feel that the Holocaust is such an horrific moment in the world's
history that it cannot be treated in the Hollywood fashion. Others feel
that many films simply turn the Jewish experience of the Holocaust into
a backdrop for other types of stories, that the filmmakers lose sight
of any message that they are trying to put across and turn their film
into, for instance, a love story.
to the writer of the article How
Hitler conquered Hollywood, the Holocaust was, for 1999, a Hollywood
"theme" which cheapens the utter horror experienced by many
during the Second World War. it has become one of those fashionable
issues (like the "green" concerns of Hollywood a few years
ago) which is taken on by the studios not to expose but to make money.
As the writer of the above article states: "In Hollywood economics
always override alruism".