Cinema: Years of the Beast

Black Fox. The rise and fall of Adolf Hitler has been told and retold on documentary film so often that it has become a litany of the age. The pictorial archive from which producers draw—walking corpses at Buchenwald, heiling stormtroopers at Nazi rallies, Hitler jigging while Europe burns—has become predictable if still shocking. But Producer Louis Clyde Stoumen (The Naked Eye), finding new film and skillfully interpolating drawings by Picasso, Grosz, Doré and Wilhelm von Kaulbach, has given the story of those years a new aspect. This Oscar-winning film is not just another...

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