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Title:
The Hitler filmography : worldwide feature film and television miniseries portrayals, 1940 through 2000
Author:
Mitchell, Charles P., 1949-
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Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
ix, 293 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786412952
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Adolf Hitler was arguably the most evil figure of the twentieth century. From the time his Nazi regime launched World War II to the present time, he has frequently been depicted on film. He was largely ridiculed at first, since laughter was a powerful weapon and morale booster for nations at war. Later representations were more somber and realistic, yet Hitler's image never escaped the undertone of scorn.This book concentrates exclusively on portrayals of Hitler in feature films and television miniseries. Criteria for inclusion requires that Hitler be represented on screen by an actor. The filmography covers films with a factual historical storyline, fictional stories about Hitler (e.g., They Saved Hitler's Brain), alternate histories (e.g., Fatherland), parodies (e.g., Undercovers Hero), and films where actors playing Hitler have a cameo (e.g., Blazing Saddles). Each entry in the filmography provides production credits, an annotated cast list, an analysis and synopsis of the film, an evaluation of the actor playing Hitler in terms of the strengths and weaknesses of his portrayal, and a representative selection of quotations from the film.


Author Notes

Professional librarian Charles P. Mitchell has served two terms as chairman of the Southern Maine Library District. He has written major film articles for Classic Images, Filmfax, Big Reel and Videoscope. He lives in Millinocket, Maine


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Booklist Review

Detailed information on 100 films ranging from Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator (1940) to Little Nicky, starring Adam Sandler (2000). The typical entry includes production credits, annotated cast lists, synopsis and appraisal, and some quotes.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. 1
Overview: Hitler Portrayalsp. 5
The Hitler Filmographyp. 11
Appendix 1 MGM's Aborted Hitler Westernp. 257
Appendix 2 Hitler on Series Televisionp. 259
Appendix 3 Possible Hitler Film Projectsp. 263
Indexp. 267