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The Resource Nazi cinema as enchantment : the politics of entertainment in the Third Reich, Mary-Elizabeth O'Brien

Nazi cinema as enchantment : the politics of entertainment in the Third Reich, Mary-Elizabeth O'Brien

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Nazi cinema as enchantment : the politics of entertainment in the Third Reich
Title
Nazi cinema as enchantment
Title remainder
the politics of entertainment in the Third Reich
Statement of responsibility
Mary-Elizabeth O'Brien
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Nazi regime did not merely terrorize its citizens into submission; it also seduced them by offering stability, a traditional value system, a sense of belonging, and hope of a better standard of living. Nazi cinema's popularity rested on its ability to express positive social fantasies and promote the enchantment of reality, so that one would want to share in the dream at any price. This is an interdisciplinary study, written for scholars and students in the fields of film studies, German studies, history, critical studies, and political science, that explores how cinema participated in the larger framework of everyday fascism. The book examines how five film genres the historical musical, the foreign adventure film, the home-front film, the melodrama, and the problem film enchanted audiences and enacted shared stories that can tell us much about how family, community, history, the nation, and the war were imagined in Nazi Germany. The book analyzes thirteen motion pictures, many of which are not well known to English-speaking audiences: Wunschkonzert, Die große Liebe, Tanz auf dem Vulkan, Damals, Die Degenhardts, Opfergang, Kautschuk, Robert und Bertram, Verklungene Melodie, Frauen für Golden Hill, Das Leben kann so schön sein, Der verzauberte Tag, and Via Mala. Based on exhaustive research in German archives, the book examines, in addition to the films themselves, articles from the propaganda ministry's official organ, Der deutsche Film, daily trade sheets, fan magazines, and even studio press packages for individual stars and films
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IDEBK
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1959-
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O'Brien, Mary-Elizabeth
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
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  • Motion pictures
  • National socialism and motion pictures
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Motion pictures
  • National socialism and motion pictures
  • Germany
  • Cinéma
  • Nazisme et cinéma
  • Filmkunst
  • Amusement
  • Propaganda
  • Derde Rijk
  • Filmpolitik
  • Drittes Reich
  • Nationalsozialismus
  • Film
  • Deutschland
Label
Nazi cinema as enchantment : the politics of entertainment in the Third Reich, Mary-Elizabeth O'Brien
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-285) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History, Utopia, and the Social Construction of Happiness -- Mapping German Identity -- The Celluloid War -- Discontented Domesticity -- The Forbidden Desires of Everyday Life -- Epilogue
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ocn748529292
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1 online resource (x, 294 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781571136336
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt161wwfw
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unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)748529292
Label
Nazi cinema as enchantment : the politics of entertainment in the Third Reich, Mary-Elizabeth O'Brien
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-285) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History, Utopia, and the Social Construction of Happiness -- Mapping German Identity -- The Celluloid War -- Discontented Domesticity -- The Forbidden Desires of Everyday Life -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn748529292
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 294 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571136336
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt161wwfw
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)748529292

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