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 ...
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This meticulously assembled film dissects the Third Reich with an analytical blade, charting Hitler's improbable rise, his mastery of crowd psychology and his consummate skill in exploiting others' weaknesses.
When the Second World War ended, the people of liberated Europe celebrated their freedom from Nazi tyranny. Their years of suffering had ended, but for millions of Germans, the end of the conflict opened a new and terrible chapter.
Adolf Hitler, born in Braunau, one man who will change the history of the world forever. It follows his childhood to the death of his mother and his broken ambition to become an artist, ... See full summary »
Charles de Gaulle
THIRD REICH: THE RISE & FALL tells the story of Hitler's Germany through rarely seen films of the people who were there. Immersive and evocative, it takes viewers inside the Germany of the ... See full summary »
When Hitler committed suicide in his bunker in Berlin, he managed to do what many others had tried to do for 20 years. This film explores how the fate of Europe and countless lives may have... See full summary »
Johannes Oliver Hamm,
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
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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