historical biography

Max..(2002).... The Making of a Dictator..... John Cusack..... LeeLee Sobieski

I just watched this Film on IFC and I highly reccomend watching it if you have the time. It's a Historical Account
of the evolution of Hitler from a meager artist to the hatching of a Dictator. Watch this film and see if you notice any irony in this film.

Enjoy.

http://www.popmatters.com/film/reviews/m/max.shtml

MAX
Director: Menno Meyjes
Cast: John Cusack, Noah Taylor, Leelee Sobieski, Molly Parker
(Lions Gate, 2002) Rated: R
Release date: 27 December 2002 (limited)
by Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters Film and TV Editor
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The New Art

Some viewers have worried that Menno Meyjes' Max "humanizes" Adolf Hitler. But the film is less concerned with making him sympathetic, or even very specific, than it is in using him to illustrate a series of ideas. This interest in ideas makes Max rather emotionally flat, an exercise in which the pleasures are more ideological than dramatic. But this focus also allows the film's intriguing difference from more usual WWII narratives, its daring to probe what appear to be unassailable, un-probable historical events.