Popular Cinema of the Third Reich

Popular Cinema of the Third Reich

eBook - 2001
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Too often dismissed as escapist entertainment or vilified as mass manipulation, popular cinema in the Third Reich was in fact sustained by well-established generic conventions, cultural traditions, aesthetic sensibilities, social practices, and a highly developed star system - not unlike its Hollywood counterpart in the 1930s. This study contributes to the ongoing reassessment of Third Reich cinema by examining it as a social, cultural, economic and political practise that often conflicted with, contradicted, and compromised the intentions of the Propaganda Ministry. Nevertheless, by providing the illusion of a public sphere presumably free of politics, popular cinema helped to sustain the Nazi regime, especially during the war years.
Publisher: Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2001.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0292734573
0292734581
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 272 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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