Nazi Cinematography as Propaganda

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Nazi Cinematography as Propaganda
The movie “Triumph of the Will” is a form of propaganda for Hitler’s armies. Propaganda is a type of advertising. In propaganda, the audience is told what to think and they are not allowed to make up their own minds. There are many examples of Nazi success in the movie, and these are used to show how the Nazi armed forces are strong, powerful, and are ready to defeat their enemies. The film is divided into days and on each day is another example of these forces. On Day One, the movie shows that Hitler is loved by his people. On Day Two, the speeches show that the Nazi leadership is powerful. On Day Three, the Hitler Youth shows that even children and teenagers are ready to fight for Hitler. On Day Four,...
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.....tler was really like. The film was made to appeal to the German people when they were at their lowest point, because they could identify with the film. The film was a promise to the German people that if they followed Hitler, they would succeed. This is why it was such a successful piece of propaganda. It might not be as successful today because we are aware that propaganda exists and bias can change the way we think, but at the time the film was made it was a new idea and was very powerful.
Works Cited
Barach
, Susan and Steven
Luckert
, State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda. New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 2009.
Brown, Wendy. States of Injury: Power and Freedom in Late Modernity. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995.