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The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler 

No one else so changed the state of the world and left behind such a wake of ruins as Adolf Hitler. Yet crucially, the way in which Hitler led the Nazi party has not received the attention ... See full summary »
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Herbert Forthuber ...  Gen. v. Brauchitsch (uncredited) 1 episode, 2012
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No one else so changed the state of the world and left behind such a wake of ruins as Adolf Hitler. Yet crucially, the way in which Hitler led the Nazi party has not received the attention that it deserves - how and why so many people followed Hitler, ultimately to the destruction of their own country. Written by Shawna Corner

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12 November 2012 (UK) See more »

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El oscuro carisma de Adolf Hitler See more »

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Laurence Rees himself narrates instead of the usual Samuel West. See more »

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Color photography/colorization
6 January 2018 | by outerbreakSee all my reviews

My takeaways from this documentary were lot of footage I have never seen, the colorization and/or actual color photography, and the many translations of his speeches. It made this entire work contemporary in feel since the reproduction of the movie clips and photographs was pristine...as if the photographs were made last night.

The classical music score seemed to be more ironic than dramatic.

The aerial filming back to cities where the actual speeches and incidents took place were a new twist/technique I had never seen applied to Hitler with nearly a current day European travelogue look to it...

I do agree with the other comments on here that there was not hardly enough inspection of the "charisma" theme to warrant it being mentioned in the title of the series. However the way this was presented left it up to the viewer to somehow make that connection on their own by laying all these various parts out on a table and letting you personally develop your own assembly of the parts to draw some sort of conclusion re charisma .....

The musical score and the rare color photographs/movies with sufficient new narrative information in this chronological format with copious translations made this worthwhile to watch IMHO to give us current day clues of how this kind evil gets started and sustained.

The BBC obviously had a dog in this fight but the use of all this rare footage lets what happened speak for itself to some great extent.

On many levels this film leaves you somewhat uncomfortable ...it did me... and I am a student of WWII films and documentaries. This is a different kind of documentary and worth the watch.


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