Abstract: German cinema of the Third Reich, even a half-century after Hitler's demise, still provokes extreme reactions. More than a thousand German feature films that premiered during the reign of National Socialism survive as mementoes of what many regard as film history's darkest hour. As Eric Rentschler argues, however, cinema in the Third Reich emanated from a Ministry of Illusion and not from a Ministry of Fear. Party vehicles such as Hitler Youth Quex and anti-Semitic hate.
Title and contributions: The ministry of illusion : Nazi cinema and its afterlife / Eric Rentschler.
Publication: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996.
Physical description: xvi, 456 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language: English (language of the text, soundtrack, etc..)
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