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dc.contributor.advisorCook, Roger F., 1948-eng
dc.contributor.authorLechner, Judith H. (Judith Heidi)eng
dc.coverage.spatialGermanyeng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on November 18, 2009).eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Roger Cook.eng
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.eng
dc.description.abstractIn my thesis Staging Hitler Myths, I analyze the depiction of Adolf Hitler in the contemporary German movies Der Untergang (2004) and Mein Fuhrer-die wirkliche wahrste Wahrheit uber Adolf Hitler (2007). Both movies have been harshly criticized for offering a personalized depiction of the historical character of Adolf Hitler. A crucial question that came up in the reviews was whether the depiction of Hitler in these films has been "adequate". To me all these depictions circle around the mythology that has been developed around Hitler. Referring to the concept of the French linguist Roland Barthes I would like to expose the correlation of the image, the history and the representation of both for the myth. The depiction of Hitler is never simply a depiction of a historical figure. It includes the interlude between the staging of Hitler himself and the representation of history. This opens up space for interpretation. This interpretation is unable to display any historical accuracy based on fact. Since filmmaking is a selective process it can only provide us with an interpretation of these facts. It tells us more about the purpose of the filmmaker than it does about Hitler.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.format.extentiii, 55 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb73091947eng
dc.identifier.oclc466912032eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/6526eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/6526
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2009 Theseseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshHitler, Adolf, -- 1889-1945 -- In motion pictureseng
dc.subject.lcshUntergang (Motion picture)eng
dc.subject.lcshMein Führer--Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler (Motion picture)eng
dc.subject.lcshMotion pictures, German -- History and criticismeng
dc.subject.lcshMotion pictures -- History and criticismeng
dc.titleStaging Hitler mythseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineGerman and Russian studies (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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