World War II : the propaganda battle / a presentation of WNET New York and KQED San Francisco ; senior executive producer, Mert Koplin ; produced and directed by David Grubin ; co-producer, Ronald Blumer ; writers, Ronald Blumer, Bill Moyers, Bernard A. Weisberger.
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Call Number D810.P6 W67 2010
Media class: DVD
Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Films Media Group
ISBN: 9781621020578 1621020576
Episode 9 of the television program: A Walk through the 20th century with Bill Moyers.
Hosted by Bill Moyers.
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"The outbreak of World War II saw two motion picture experts from Germany and the United States battle each other with as much ferocity as any army or navy. Their respective missions: to ignite a public desire to wage and win a global conflict. This Bill Moyers program contains an interview with Fritz Hippler, chief filmmaker for the Nazi Party. Hippler unrepentantly claims to have spoken to the 'soul of the masses' through films like The Eternal Jew, which asserted a righteous justification for genocide. Moyers also discusses America|s response, which put a renowned filmmaker to work for the Allied cause -- director Frank Capra, noted for his gentle, humane films about ordinary folk standing up to oppression"--Publisher's web site.
Propaganda : introduction by Bill Moyers -- Hitler's propagandist -- Nazi propaganda films -- Propaganda : pride and fear -- Nazi anti-Semitism -- American propaganda films -- Frank Capra asked to make films -- Nazi propaganda films used against them -- America vs. war machines -- Shock of savagery -- Extent of human barbarity.
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