Propaganda and the German Cinema, 1933-1945 Paperback
by David Welch
Part of the Cinema and Society series
This is the most comprehensive analysis to date of Nazi film propaganda in its political, social, and economic contexts, from the pre-war cinema as it fell under the control of the Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels, through to the end of the Second World War.
David Welch studies more than one hundred films of all types, identifying those aspects of Nazi ideology that were concealed in the framework of popular entertainment.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, b&w illustrations
- Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
- Publication Date: 23/03/2001
- Category: Films, cinema
- ISBN: 9781860645204
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David Welch 's definitive account of the use of film by the Nazis for propaganda purposes is now fully revised and updated.Propaganda and the German Cinema traces Nazi film propaganda from pre-war cinema as it came under the contro! of thePropaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels through to the end of World War Il. Using extensive research, it tells the story of the processby which the Nazis took contro! of the film industry. David Welch illustrates this account, showing how Nazi policies impacted onthe film-makers and their work through expert analysis of more than one hundred films of ali types. ldentifying those aspects ofNazi ideology that were concealed in the framework of popular entertainment, he demonstrates how the films sponsored byGoebbels were carefully co-ordinated for politica! ends and eventually used as a trusted and powerful weapon in the Nazipropaganda arsenal.