Quentin Jerome Tarantino is a filmmaker and actor. His films are characterized by nonlinear storylines, aestheticization of violence, extended scenes of dialogue, ensemble casts, references to popular culture and a wide variety of other films
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This historical study delves into the employment of African American troops during World War II, written by qualified military captain Ulysses Lee. The book analyzes the Army's policies regarding African American soldiers and explores the difficulties and prejudices they faced during their service. Lee focuses on the deployment of African American soldiers overseas and the challenges they encountered while serving in ground combat units or service units. Despite being written well before the Civil Rights movement, Lee's work continues to be praised for its authority, objectivity, and longevity.
The most profound thing I’ve ever read on both the war and racist America of the 1940s, commissioned by the U.S. Army to examine the effectiveness of their employment of black soldiers. Lee came up with such damning information about the military that it was withheld from public view until 1966. Powerful. – source
Explore the complex reality of the Nazi occupation of France in a new historical account that uncovers a more human and moving narrative than the myths that have emerged. Ian Ousby delves into the late arrival of resistance, the initial correctness of the Germans turning to brutality, and the universal presence of the resistance that the French like to imagine. From famous figures to forgotten heroes, Occupation blends compelling detail with moving eyewitness accounts.
A very good overview that answered all of my questions about life in Nazi-occupied France. – source
Explore the captivating world of German cinema during the Third Reich with this eye-opening book. Eric Rentschler delves beyond the stereotypical Nazi propaganda films and reveals the vast majority of unpolitical productions that emanated from the Ministry of Illusion rather than the Ministry of Fear. From melodramas to biopics to frothy entertainments, these films provide a glimpse into the sophisticated media culture of the era and demonstrate the potent and destructive powers of fascination and fantasy. Discover why these films remain relevant today and how entertainment is often much more than innocent pleasure.
A wonderful critical reexamination of German cinema under Joseph Goebbels. – source
Explore the life and art of one of the most controversial women of the 20th century in the stunning autobiography. Leni Riefenstahl, best known for her films Triumph of the Will and Olympia, delves into her motivations, important friendships, and most importantly, her art. This book offers insights into directing and camera work, but ultimately it's an emotional and powerful story of a woman who refuses to be defined by anyone but herself.
Mesmerizing. Though you can’t believe half of it. That still leaves half to ponder. Her descriptions of normal friendly conversations with Hitler are amazing and ring of truth. – source