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German Film: More Than Musicals and Mountain Movies

New history of German film since 1920 goes beyond the popular genres of musicals with Lilian Harvey, mountain movies with Leni Riefenstahl, comedies with Willy Fritsch. 50 more words

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Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics: Review of The Boys in the Boat

In 1936 Hitler held the Summer Olympics in Berlin, having won the bid for the event over Barcelona. He spared no expense to impress the world with the prowess and superiority of Nazi Germany. 673 more words

Claudia Moscovici

Stone:  A Historical Sonnet by K.S. Fause

“Stone” by K.S. Fause

Soldiers appear as though they’re carved of stone;
Something so beautiful yet so destructive;
Tens of thousands in the crowd, all unknown. 241 more words

Poetry

My favourite film of 2014

The Imitation Game. By far. And that’s saying a lot, in a year that saw the release of Gone Girl, Nightcrawler, Interstellar, Whiplash, Guardians of the Galaxy and so many other fantastic films, some of which I haven’t even gotten round to seeing yet. 342 more words

Andrew Shaw

Past/Tense

The past is never dead. It’s not even past. – William Faulkner

There’s been a controversy raging in the press this awards season about a number of films based on “true” stories. 203 more words

Budd & Leni

Bruce Handy | Tin House | March 2013 | 26 minutes (6,452 words)

They were fleeting and unlikely collaborators, for lack of a better word. He was a son of Jewish Hollywood royalty, she a Nazi fellow traveler and propagandist, though they had a few things in common, too: both were talented filmmakers, both produced enduring work, and both would spend the second halves of their lives explaining or denying past moral compromises. 6,789 more words

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