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The Third Reich on screen, 1929-2015

The Third Reich on screen, 1929-2015

Author: Bob Herzberg
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Drawing on studio files, Production Code office correspondence and the writings of noted historians and critics, this book describes the making of many films produced in Hollywood, Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc nations. Biographies of several military and political figures who served as the basis for Nazi characters compare the cinematic and real-life versions"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Herzberg
ISBN: 9781476664262 1476664269
OCLC Number: 952390183
Description: vii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Infection (1929/1937): Weimar-era filmmaking and the disease taking root in Germany --
Rage (1938/1941): as Nazi aggression spreads across Europe, voices of defiance are finally heard --
Inferno (1942/1945): America enters World War II as the combatants attack each other on-screen as well as off --
Final solutions (1946/1954): postwar Hollywood and Washington continue to ignore the Holocaust even as Nazi war criminals are hunted down on-screen --
Airbrush (1955/1962): both Hollywood and Germany rewrite history as it condemns Nazism while praising "good Germans" in war-themed films --
Meshugannah (1963/1980): mad doctors, Nazi zombies, attempts to revive Hitler, death camp perverts and Ships of fools --
Ghosts (1981/2015): concentration camp children appear as next-door neighbors, we find out what it's like to be Hitler's secretary, and Nazi zombies return (with a vengeance!).
Responsibility: Bob Herzberg.


For over eighty years, we've seen the many faces of the Third Reich on screen, in documentaries, newsreels, and especially fictional stories. Through studio files, Production Code office  Read more...


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