Hitler’s Hollywood 07/03/18

Kino Lorber
DVD

What, another docu about Nazis? This one tells the entire story — with many rare clips and interesting actor and filmmaker profiles — of the hundreds of state-produced German films made during the Third Reich. Rüdiger Suchsland’s film is an excellent look at a suppressed era of film history. With Joseph Goebbels dictating the subject matter, personnel, and political spin on every movie made, what did Germans see? Mostly mindless escapism laced with totalitarian subtext. Udo Kier reads a first-class narration. With revelations about some surprising names, like Douglas Sirk and Ingrid Bergman. On DVD from Kino Lorber.
7/03/18