Film Director Karl Ritter Books 3 Pack Set

Film Director Karl Ritter Books 3 Pack Set

Film Director Karl Ritter Books 3 Pack Set
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“Meticulous Research..a source-rich Monograph. Gillespie’s Ritter Book Trilogy is an indispensable reference for all researchers of Nazi Cinema.” - FILMBLATT

KARL RITTER: HIS LIFE AND ZEITFILMS UNDER NATIONAL SOCIALISM - NEW 2ND EDITION: Drawing on German archives, unpublished family diaries and five years of research, this hugely expanded 2nd edition book provides the reader with the only comprehensive study in English of Karl Ritter's fascinating life. An aviation pioneer, WWI veteran, 1925 NSDAP 'Golden Party Badge' member, and WW2 Luftwaffe Major, Ritter was a key film director for the New Germany, producing many successful major Third Reich propaganda films. Rare and previously unseen material is included, such as Ritter’s dramatic story of his daring 28 day long escape from Red Army captivity at war’s end. "Painstaking research... very interesting..." -The Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television. Written by William Gillespie, Australia, 2014, 275 pages, with 60 B&W photographs and 19 full-color film poster plates. 6x9 inches perfect bound soft cover, English Language BOOK.

THE MAKING OF THE CREW OF THE DORA: The incredible story of BESATZUNG DORA as told by Karl Ritter himself! The Making of The Crew of the Dora brings an insider’s perspective to Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry and its last contemporary combat feature film. The story of the film’s conception in May 1942 through its censorship in March 1943 is told by 120 pages of transcribed excerpts from Ritter’s heretofore unpublished diaries. The many previously unseen photographs, maps, sketches, and illustrations make this an essential read for anyone interested in Nazi filmmaking. Written by William Gillespie, Australia, 2016, 320 pages, 6x9 inches Perfect Bound Softcover, 90 Photos and Illustrations, English Language. BOOK

LEGION CONDOR: KARL RITTER’S LOST 1939 FEATURE FILM : Karl Ritter (1888–1977) produced and directed some of the Third Reich’s most famous, popular, and hard–hitting feature films. Whereas the story told in the hugely popular Pour le Mérite (premiered December 1938) ended with the re–birth of a modern German air force in 1935, Legion Condor would show the Luftwaffe in victorious battle in Spain. Ritter drew on his experiences filming the war in Spain and on his extensive personal diaries. The production comprised sixty characters, hundreds of extras, tanks, and Luftwaffe aircraft. General der Flieger Helmuth Wilberg was military advisor, having overseen the deployment of the Condor Legion in Spain and a top strategist behind Blitzkrieg. The lead actors in Pour le Mérite were contracted, and the film script scenes and camera shots promised a major two-hour feature film. However, Hermann Göring and Dr. Joseph Goebbels ordered filming to be abandoned in late August 1939  – collateral damage from the infamous Hitler–Stalin Pact. The script of Legion Condor was presumed lost until this book’s author discovered a copy in a used bookstore in Berlin in June 2018. Exclusive access to the film script and to Karl Ritter’s unpublished diary, courtesy of Ritter’s grandson, told the true story of Legion Condor for the first time. The entire film script is translated into English, as well as twelve never–before–published B&W film press photos that survived. Written by William Gillespie, Australia, 2019, 244 pages, with 42 photographs and illustrations, including 4 color plates. English Language. BOOK


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