WWII: The Propaganda Battle

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WWII: The Propaganda Battle

  • 1984 ----- color ----- 58 min ----- vhs
  • (Walk through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers, A series, Part 9) The outbreak of World War II saw two motion picture experts from Germany and the United States battle to make films which would instill the desire to win the War. Fritz Hippler, chief filmmaker for the Nazi Party, unrepentantly explains how he spoke to the "soul of the masses" through films like The Eternal Jew, which suggested a righteous justification for genocide. America's response was to put one of its foremost filmmakers to work for this country's cause--director Frank Capra, noted for his gentle, humane films in which ordinary folk came out ahead. (Deposited by Chevron U.S.A.)
  • Topics: (Communications, History, Political Science)