French Film under the Nazis Essay by Gerard

French Film under the Nazis
Examines how the Nazi occupation of France affected the French film industry - focusing on how the themes and styles of the films were influenced.
# 25859 | 2,140 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2002 | AU
Published on May 02, 2003 in Film (History of) , History (European - World Wars)

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This paper presents a detailed examination of French cinema during the Nazi occupation of France. The writer presents a history of the occupation and how it directly affected several aspects of the French cinema field. The writer goes over technical differences, as well as political restraints to illustrate the hold the occupation had over the industry, though many fought to maintain their individual styles.

From the Paper:

"At this point in history it cannot be denied that the German occupation of France had far reaching ramifications. The occupation by the Nazi regime affected social as well as political arenas and the total affect was historical. One of the least recognized venues affected by the Nazi occupation of France was the French cinema industry. The French cinema industry was oppressed, and the results of that oppression have been felt for years afterward. The occupation and the subsequent control attempts of the industry caused changes in the technical as well as the creative aspects of the industry."

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