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CINEMA AND THE SWASTIKA
The International Expansion of Third Reich Cinema

Edited by Roel Vande Winkel and David Welch
Palgrave Macmillan, February 2007
Hardcover, illustrated, 360 p. 
ISBN 1-4039-9491-9
GBP 55.00 - USD 90.00



Cinema and the Swastika is the first publication to bring together comparative research on the international expansion of Third Reich cinema. This volume investigates various attempts to infiltrate - economically, politically and culturally - the film industries of 20 countries and regions either occupied by, friendly with or neutral towards Nazi Germany. With contributions from internationally acclaimed specialists, the territory covered includes Western and Central Europe, Italy, Japan, Scandinavia, Spain, South Americas and the USA. This book also features assessments of the International Film Chamber, through which the Nazi propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, tried to lead the 'Film Europe' movement, and of Hispano Film, through which German cinema tried to conquer Spanish markets. 



CONTENTS
 
Introduction - Europe's New Hollywood? The German Film Industry Under Nazi Rule, 1933-1945; D. Welch & R. Vande Winkel - 'European Cinema for Europe!' The International Film Chamber, 1935-42; B.G. Martin - German Attempts to Penetrate the Spanish-speaking Film Markets, 1936-1942; L. Jarvinen & F. Peredo-Castro - Between Resistance and Collaboration: Austrian Cinema and Nazism Before and During the Annexation, 1933-45; R. von Dassanowsky - German Influence on Belgian Cinema, 1933-45: from Low-Profile Presence to Downright Colonisation; R. Vande Winkel - Nazi Film Politics in Brazil, 1933-42; L. Nazario - The Influence of German Cinema on Newly Established Croatian Cinematography, 1941-45; D. Rafaelic - A Dangerous Neighbourhood: German Cinema in the Czechoslovak Region, 1933-45; I. Klimes - The Attempted Nazification of French Cinema, 1934-44; B. Bowles - Cinema Goes to War: the German Film Policy in Greece during the Occupation, 1941-44; E. Sifaki - 'Competitor or Compatriot? Hungarian Film in the Shadow of the Swastika', 1933-44; D.S. Frey - A War Within the War: Italy, Film, Propaganda and the Quest for Cultural Hegemony in Europe (1933-43); A.A. Kallis - Celluloid Competition: German-Japanese Film Relations, 1929-45; J. Hansen - From Dawn to Young Eagles : The (Failed) Attempt of Germanisation and Nazification of Luxembourg Through Cinema, 1933-1944; P. Lesch - Dutch-German Film Relations Under German Pressure and Nazi Occupation, 1933-45; I. Schiweck - From Will to Reality - Norwegian Film During the Nazi Occupation, 1940-45; B. Sorenssen - Brown-Red Shadows: The Influence of Third Reich and Soviet Cinema on Afrikaans Film; K. Tomaselli & M. Eckardt - Film and Politics in South-East Europe: Germany as 'leading cultural nation'; T. Kirk - German Films on the Spanish Market Before, During and After the Civil War; M. A. Paz & J. Montero - Swedish Film and Germany, 1933-45; R. Wright - Film Propaganda and the Balance between Neutrality and Alignment: Nazi Films in Switzerland, 1933-45; G. Haver - 'A thin stream issuing through closed lock gates': German Cinema and the United Kingdom, 1933-45; J. Fox - German Films in America, 1933-45: Public Diplomacy and an Uncoordinated Information Campaign; D. Culbert - Select bibliography



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Roel Vande Winkel, Ghent University, Belgium

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