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Screen Nazis: Cinema, History, and Democracy

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From the late 1930s to the early twenty-first century, European and American filmmakers have displayed an enduring fascination with Nazi leaders, rituals, and symbols, making scores of films from "Confessions of a Nazi Spy" (1939) and "Watch on the Rhine" (1943) through "Des Teufels General" ("The Devil's General," 1955) and "Pasqualino settebellezze" ("Seven Beauties," ...more
Hardcover, 325 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by University of Wisconsin Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jun 06, 2013 Mike rated it liked it
This sounded like an interesting book, a look at how movies in different times and places have "used" the image of Nazis in movies. And there are some very interesting chapters in this book, particularly on Western German films of the Fifties, East German films of the Sixties and Scandinavian films post-2000.

But there is an enormous amount of critical theory and jargon in this book. Ultimately, for me, the jargon swamped the interesting points the author was making. Also, there was no conclusion
Sep 01, 2013 Steve rated it it was ok
Like a lot of academic writing, the book contains too many references to other critics for the general reader. I read the chapters on depictions of Nazis in the '30's, 40's, and 50's, and liked them. But so many of the movies referred to are unavailable in the USA that I didn't bother reading the analyses most of them. But it did send me back to movies I've seen (The Stranger, The Watch on the Rhine, The Devil's General, Tomorrow the World) to take another look at them.
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