The Most Beautiful And Hitler Youth Quex

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Youths are the leaders of tomorrow. This cliché statement is common to both film in The Most Beautiful by Ichiban Utsukushiku and Hitler Youth Quex by Hans Steinhoff, yet it holds water. Both the films’ common theme emphasized the youths of a fascist regimes. Some of the themes were about being heroic as a youth, ideal goals for youths, and vitality of the youth. Mosse once wrote both figuratively and literally that Youths are the leaders, i.e. ones with a lot of influences:
“The leaders, too, were young by the standards of that age—Mussolini became prime minister at thirty-nine; Hitler attained the chancellorship at forty-four. Youth symbolized vigor and action; ideology was joined to fact… There must have been many who, like Albert Speer’s mother, voted for the Nazis because they were young and clean-cut.” (Mosse 70)
Literally, many of the leaders were young, and figuratively many youths becomes leader. However, these two film differ in message in its propaganda. Hitler Youth Quex differ by devotion to a political party, meanwhile The Most Beautiful differ in diligence and goals, i.e. war efforts. Even so, one would have to look critically at the time period each of the film sets. Overall, comparing these two films will explore how the elements of the youth-oriented films can be an effective measure of propaganda. In the exposition of the film, The Most Beautiful clearly expresses that it is during wartime periods. This launches the reasoning behind the messages the film
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