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Hitler's Titanic movie about a heroic German was a disaster

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:02 am

It was one of the most expensive films ever made, plagued with set problems, cost overruns and a mercurial, egomaniacal director.

It was “Titanic.” No, not that one.

In his new book, “The Nazi ­Titanic” (Da Capo Press), Robert P. Watson reveals a little known chapter of the Third Reich, when film buff Joseph Goebbels tried to produce the ultimate propaganda movie for Adolf Hitler.

Hoping to establish a “Hollywood on the Rhine,” Goebbels had created a Nazi film department in 1930. Over the next ­decade, he devoured American films, created incentives for German filmmakers to hew to the cause and freed cinemas and ­actors from many national restrictions. From 1933-45, his Ministry of Propaganda produced more than 1,000 films.

His two “most ambitious,” both ham-fisted, pieces of anti-Jewish propaganda were released in 1940: “Der Ewige Jude” (The Eternal Jew), and “Jud Suss” (Suss the Jew). While the former flopped, the latter, about an innocent German girl raped by a Jewish man, was “one of the most commercially successful anti-Semitic propaganda films in history, with an estimated 20 million viewers.”

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Re: Hitler's Titanic movie about a heroic German was a disas

Postby Dave Gittins » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:05 am

The German Titanic is worth seeing for Madeleine Astor's hat and the most disappointing striptease on film.
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Re: Hitler's Titanic movie about a heroic German was a disas

Postby VW1956 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:59 am

Dave Gittins wrote: the most disappointing striptease on film.


Have to disagree with you there Dave.
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