Hitler and Film


By Bill Niven, Published in 2018



A great companion to Frederic Spotts’ Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics whose only shortcoming was that it did not discuss Hitler’s interest in film and his involvement in the German film industry. This book does just that. Niven argues that Hitler was very interested in film and that his influence on Third Reich-era film is often underestimated. Hitler was keenly aware of the power of film and sought to harness it for the purposes of National Socialism: “In a much shorter time, at one stroke I might say, people will understand a pictorial presentation of something which it would take them a long and laborious effort of reading to understand” (p. 2).

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