Film Minister: Goebbels and the Cinema in the Third Reich


There is probably no other politician who has exerted so much power over the medium of film as Joseph Goebbels, Propaganda Minister in the Third Reich.

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There is probably no other politician who has exerted so much power over the medium of film as Joseph Goebbels, Propaganda Minister in the Third Reich.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783932565106
  • Publisher: Edition Axel Menges GmbH
  • Publication date: 3/20/2001
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 9.52 (w) x 11.44 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
The Legacy of Dr. G. 10
Joseph Goebbels' diaries. An introduction 16
"An extraordinarily effective piece of avant-grade work": the ruler as connoisseur? 25
"We are now masters of the German film": seizing the film industry 36
"The non-political days are over now, for film as well": 1993 to 1939 - the hard road to the new film 63
"The war will provide us with subjects": Film policy from 1940 to 1945 93
"Fuhrer thinks it's better not to show it"; Goebbels and film censorship 127
"A cinematic epic of German heroism": Newsreel and documentary films as propaganda devices 139
"The Fuhrer doesn't like Gustaf Grundgens": star cult and persecution - Nazis and film artists in a new light 161
Glossary and index of abbreviations 184
Notes 185
Bibliography 209
Index of names 213
Photo credits 216
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