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Sexual Deviance and the Naked Body in Cinematic Representations of Nazis

Nazisploitation! : The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture

Continuum, 2012

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...I would like to start with two films and two female concentration camp officers: both are responsible for horrific deaths of their inmates, both are portrayed as highly sexual figures, frequently shown nude and engaged in intercourse. One...

Introduction

Daniel H. Magilow

Daniel H. Magilow is Associate Professor of German at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. He is the author of The Photography of Crisis: The Photo Essays of Weimar Germany (2012) and In Her Father's Eyes: A Childhood Extinguished by the Holocaust (2008) and the co-editor, along with Elizabeth Bridges and Kristin T. Vander Lugt, of Nazisploitation! The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Culture and Cinema (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nazisploitation! : The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...When Vincent Canby of The New York Times reviewed Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS (1974) on November 30, 1975, he posed a question to his readers and future historians. ‘If it’s possible to reconstruct the interests, attitudes and values of a lost...

Captain America Lives Again and So Do the Nazis

Nazisploitation! : The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture

Continuum, 2012

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...The attacks of September 11, 2001, according to cultural historian Lynn Spigel, brought into question the proper role of entertainment during a time of national crisis, forcing ‘traditional forms of entertainment […] to reinvent their place...

Eine Armee Gretchen

Nazisploitation! : The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture

Continuum, 2012

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...In 1972, some years before exploitation cinema reached its nadir of depravity in the form of Nazisploitation movies, Swiss director/producer Erwin C. DietrichFor a detailed biography, see Benedikt Eppenberger and Daniel Stapfer, Mädchen...

The Third Reich as Bordello and Pigsty

Robert Von Dassanowsky

Robert von Dassanowsky is Professor of German and Film, and Carnegie/CASE Professor of the Year (Colorado) at U Colorado, Colorado Springs. Publications include Austrian Cinema: A History; Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (ed); New Austrian Film (ed. w/ Oliver Speck) and Hofmannsthal’s “Der Schwierige” (ed. w/Martin Liebscher). He is also an independent film producer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nazisploitation! : The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...In ‘skin games’, Raymond Durgnat’s seminal article on the 1970s genre that he termed ‘Eurodecadence’, the author credits the permissiveness of the ‘Swinging Sixties’ as the root of the perversities in the following decade’s cinema: ‘Far...

Ilsa and Elsa

Nazisploitation! : The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture

Continuum, 2012

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...Existing on the cinematic margins, exploitation films are traditionally defined by their perceived opposition to mainstream cinema. This definition has constructed a rigid dialectic that encompasses production, aesthetic, narrative...

Cinema beyond Good and Evil? Nazi Exploitation in the Cinema of the 1970s and its Heritage

Nazisploitation! : The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture

Continuum, 2012

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...Holocaust Cinema and the Sadiconazista Cycle To reflect on historical, social and political events could be considered one possible ‘duty’ of the audiovisual media, in particular narrative television and cinema. The great success, as well...

Utterly without Redeeming Social Value? ‘Nazi Science’ Beyond Exploitation Cinema

Nazisploitation! : The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture

Continuum, 2012

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...An earlier version of this essay was presented at the fifth biennial Film & History conference on ‘Film and Science: Fictions, Documentaries, and Beyond’, Chicago, October 30-November 2, 2008. It has been substantially revised...

Revisiting the Cruel Apparatus

David Church

David Church is a film historian specializing in genre studies, taste cultures, and histories of film exhibition and distribution. He is a Lecturer in Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University, USA, and is the author of Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video, and Exploitation Film Fandom (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nazisploitation! : The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture

Continuum, 2012

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...Inspired by Georges Bataille’s account of fifteenth-century child murderer Gilles de Rais,This is according to director Agustín Villaronga. See the interview on the DVD for In a Glass Cage, Cult Epics, 2005. See also Georges Bataille...

Messing Up World War II-Exploitation

Nazisploitation! : The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture

Continuum, 2012

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...When online film critic James Berardinelli celebrates Inglourious Basterds (2009) as ‘one hell of an enjoyable ride’ and Roger Ebert labels it ‘a big, bold, audacious war movie’, they allude to the pleasure of watching a film that employs...