By Roel Vande Winkel, D. Welch

This is often the 1st book to compile comparative examine at the foreign growth of 3rd Reich cinema. This quantity investigates a number of makes an attempt to infiltrate - economically, politically and culturally - the movie industries of 20 nations and areas both occupied by way of, pleasant with or impartial in the direction of Nazi Germany.

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The setting up of the German Kulturfilm Centre (Deutsche Kulturfilmzentrale) served a political as well as an economic purpose because it facilitated the production of propagandist Kulturfilme while assuring the production of a sufficient number of Kulturfilme during the war years. In February 1942, the duties of the German Kulturfilm Centre were transferred to another service but remained controlled by the Propaganda Ministry. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-04-02 David Welch and Roel Vande Winkel The German Film Industry Under Nazi Rule, 1933–45 Reich propaganda medium, especially during the war years.

Source: Spiker (1975), p. 226; Petley (1979), p. 83; Barch R 109/1483. to create the formation of a film monopoly controlled by the Party and the State. The result was the adjusting of cinema terminology to fit the ideas of National Socialism, in terms of both the language used in Nazi films and the phrasing of the Cinema Law which was kept as ambiguous as possible so that it could be applied according to the wishes of the moment and the official viewpoint. The producer was informed of the current aims of the government by having his particular film project checked by both the Film Credit Bank and the Reich Film Director.

The film press scarcely commented on them, or, if so, only briefly. Thus the process of nationalisation went completely unnoticed. Cautio simply bought out ailing companies and administered them for the State as trustee. Interestingly enough, they were referred to as staatsmittelbar (indirectly state-controlled), rather than state owned. Ufa, which itself had swallowed many smaller companies in the 1930s, was the first company to be acquired in March 1937. Two months later, Winkler decided that Tobis should be broken up.

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