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By David Welch, Roel Vande Winkel

Cinema and the Swastika is the 1st book to compile comparative examine at the foreign growth of 3rd Reich cinema. This quantity investigates quite a few makes an attempt to infiltrate - economically, politically and culturally - the movie industries of 20 nations and areas both occupied by way of, pleasant with or impartial in the direction of Nazi Germany. With contributions from the world over acclaimed experts, the territory lined contains Western and critical Europe, Italy, Japan, Scandinavia, Spain, South Americas and america. This booklet additionally gains checks of the foreign movie Chamber, wherein the Nazi propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, attempted to steer the 'Film Europe' flow, and of Hispano movie, in which German cinema attempted to overcome Spanish markets.

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19 Moreover, as the war kept British India from participating, the already predominantly European institution now became exclusively so. ,’ Goebbels declared, ‘I can assure you that in the cooperation of European peoples in the area of film, Germany pursues no selfish goals.

The film industry found itself in a difficult position; on the one hand the government wanted to reduce film imports, but because of foreign countries’ quota systems, this made exporting difficult. Moreover, many foreign Jewish distributors simply refused to accept German films. The situation was further complicated by the Censorship Office, which tended to object to foreign films on ideological and racial grounds. The result was that within a short time, foreign distributors gave up trying to exhibit their films in Germany.

Kriegk, Der Deutsche Film Im Spiegel Der UFA – 25 Jahre Kampf um Vollendung (Berlin: Ufa-Buchverlag, 1943). com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-04-02 11 The German Film Industry Under Nazi Rule, 1933–45 political films declined, and the Nazi cinema served increasingly to facilitate escapism (Wirklichkeitsflucht) that would divert people’s attention from the war. These figures both reflect the diversification of the film programme and illustrate Goebbels’ intentions of mixing entertainment with propaganda.

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