(PHOTO: Hitler's Reich relied on talented filmmakers like Leni Riefenstahl, to write the government's version of Nazi history.)
(February 24, 2013) 'Zero Dark Thirty' Wins Albert Speer Oscar For Best Propaganda Picture
One of the most pervasive trends in 21st century western culture has become somewhat of an obsession in America. It's called "Hollywood history," where the corporate studio machines in Los Angeles spend hundreds of millions of dollars in order to craft and precisely tailor historical events to suit the prevailing political paradigm.
"Hollywood history" is very much in fashion these days. From Linclon to Dubya, and from Blackhawk Down to The Iron Lady, they constitute a significant portion of today's major releases. There's only one problem, however, with tailoring a story to fit neatly into a prevailing political paradigm... and over the last 100 years, the Germans and the Soviets did this too – with devastating effect, but back then we just called it propaganda.