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11.16.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM

New Perspectives on a Dark Chapter in German Film

By David Luhrssen
  Laura Heins has written one of the more perceptive books on culture under the Third Reich. Her Nazi Film Melodrama (published by University of Illinois Press), is a close examination of a fact will known to film historians but not always well investigated: Germany’s state-directed movie industry produced relatively few overt propaganda pictures or war movies, but f...