The Triumph of Propaganda - Film and National Socialism 1933-1945, «The Triumph of Propaganda»
Berghahn Books | ISBN: 1571811222 | 1997 | PDF (OCR) | 272 pages | 81 Mb
- The Nazis saw film as a major vehicle for both indoctrination and escapist pacification of the masses; in fact, Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels tried to create a German counter-Hollywood. This highly acclaimed study, by one of Germanys leading commentators and authors on cultural policy, analyses the pictorial and spoken language of the various film genres in the Third Reich, including news reels, documentaries, feature and cultural films. It shows how a powerful and sinister propaganda machine emerged which, by deploying a wide range of psychological techniques, exerted a strong fascination on the masses. These methods were so successful that they continue to serve as models for totalitarian rgimes to this day.
Hoffman is an immensely knowledgeable commentator on all manner of German Films from this curious era in cinema history…The Triumph of Propaganda will unquestionably serve as an indispensable resource for anyone interested in Nazi cinema. – Publisher
This book has no scholarly equivalent in English. – Choice