The Triumph Of Propaganda

The Triumph Of Propaganda

by Hilmar Hoffmann, John Broadwin, Volker R. Berghahn
     
 

ISBN-10: 1571811222

ISBN-13: 9781571811226

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

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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 Germany's leading commentators and authors on cultural policy,

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"This book has no scholarly equivalent in English." · Choice

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 Germany's 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 régimes to this day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571811226
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

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