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  • German Propaganda Films
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    The effects of film on WWII propaganda Without the advent of the medium of film to wage a war of propaganda both the Axis and the Allies of World War II would have found it difficult to gather as much support for their causes as they did. Guns, tanks, and bombs were the principal weapons of World War II, but there were other, more subtle, forms of warfare as well. Words, posters, and films waged a constant battle for the hearts and minds of the masses of the world just as surely as military weap...
  • Issues Of History And Propaganda In Films
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    It is obviously difficult to forget those scary times of the Nazi era. Nazis did lots of destructions and other unhealthy things back in 20th century, although it echoes on nowadays life as well, back then that was an irresistible influence from the side of the Nazis on the society that lived during the time era, on which our discussion will emphasize. Today we are going to talk about the issues of history and propaganda in films that were around during that unquestionably vivid era. We shall di...
  • Making Of Saving Private Ryan Captain Miller
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    Steven Spielbergs film Saving Private Ryan attempts to recount the horror of war and reach out to the collective social conscious of todays society. The majority of society have not experienced war and through the historical recollection, the medium of film and the characters of the story, Speilberg builds a powerful film which touches us all in the hopes that future generations will remember and not advocate war to resolve issues. Speilberg stated, My hope, my purpose in doing the film this way...
  • Hamsun And Skouen
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    Hitler's little helper It is a measure of how ambivalent the Norwegians feel towards their Nobel prize-winning novelist Knut Hamsun (1859-1952) that the recent suggestion that a street in Oslo be named after him provoked a ferocious public debate. "There was quite a fight in the newspapers", says the film-maker, novelist and journalist Arne Skouen. "The idea was voted down. Hamsun is still an object of hate in Norway". Whether they like it or not, the Norwegians cannot escape Hamsun. Even in the...
  • Sexual Theme Of The Film
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    At first glance 'Closely Watched Trains' could appear to be to be a losing fight against adversity, which inevitably it is, however there are many moments and hints at liberation and the endeavour for freedom within it that give out hope. It takes place in occupied Czechoslovakia, and our protagonist Milos, who becomes a dispatcher's apprentice, is more concerned initially with his journey to sexual awakening. Oblivious to the war he encounters a world which is frustrating and ultimately leads t...
  • Gertruda And Mickey
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    Mamusha The film is a story of hope, courage and faith. The story is set in 1939, in Warsaw, Poland during the Second World War; and is based on a true to life story of Gertruda Babilinska - a courageous woman's will to survive while keeping a promise. The story starts inside the Babilinska household. Gertruda was hired by the Babilinska, an influential Jewish family in Poland, to be the personal nanny of their son Mickey. Not long though, Germany occupied Poland, and Mr. Babilinska was called t...
  • Anime Version Of Metropolis
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    German cinema during the period of 1919 to 1945 is one of the most influential eras of cinema. From the horrific and fantasy images of the expressionist era to the propaganda films of the Third Reich. Some of these influences are vague, such as the use of similar techniques of mise-en-scene to direct influences upon plot and aesthetic quality. Such influences can be seen in a variety of films, the expressionist qualities from The Cabinet of Dr Caligari that have appeared in the works of Tim Burt...

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