The Eye of the Dictator
Propaganda and the NazisStreaming Video - 2005
This program examines the use of film and particularly the weekly newsreel to inform, disinform, and persuade Germany during the years of the Nazi regime. The program takes an in-depth look at the way Josef Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda, controlled the work of German film cameramen and how he manipulated their work to great effect both as propaganda and as art. Berlin exercised total editorial control of everything, with Goebbels himself assuming total news management. He approved every film and every budget, decided on the music, and chose the emphasis. When Goebbels was satisfied, the result was shown to Hitler for his personal approval. The program contains extraordinary footage that illustrates the Nazis' efforts in producing propaganda and demonstrates the enormous power of film to sway the national imagination.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1994
Alternative Title: Propaganda and the Nazis