Hitler--films from Germany : history, cinema and politics since 1945 /

"The first book-length study to critically examine the recent wave of Hitler biopics in German cinema and television. A group of international experts discuss films like Downfall in the context of earlier portrayals of Hitler and draw out their implications for the changing place of the Third R...

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Other Authors: Machtans, Karolin., Ruehl, Martin.
Format: Book
Published: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series:Holocaust and its contexts.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Karolin Machtans and Martin A. Ruehl
  • 1. The Führer's Fake: Presence of an Afterlife / Eric Rentschler
  • 2. "Hitler's shadow still looms over us": G.W. Pabst's The Last Ten Days as Film and Event / Michael Töteberg
  • 3. Our Hitler: A Film by Hans Jürgen Syberberg / Thomas Elsaesser
  • 4. Entombing the Nazi Past: On Downfall and Historicism / Sabine Hake
  • 5. Tragedy and Farce: Dani Levy's Mein Führer / Michael D. Richardson
  • 6. Man, Demon, Icon: The Cinematic Hitler's Image Between Cinematic Representation and Historical Reality / Michael Elm
  • 7. Hitler Wars: Guilt and Complicity From Hirschbiegel to Harald Schmidt / Michael Butter
  • 8. Hitler Nonfictional: On Didacticism and Exploitation in Recent Documentary Films / Kerstin Stutterheim
  • 9. Encountering Hitler: Seductive Charisma and Memory Spaces in Heinrich Breloer's Speer & Hitler / Alex Bangert
  • 10. Far Away So Close: Loving to Hate Hitler / Johannes von Moltke.