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From Goebbels' growing influence as an influential orator to his surprisingly affectionate family life, the meticulously edited footage serves as both point and counterpoint to Goebbels' diaries, revealing a paranoid intellectual capable of breathtaking, if not outright schizoid, shifts from one train of thought to another. A perceptive observer of culture (especially the art of motion pictures), he both loved Hitler and felt repeatedly betrayed by the Fuhrer's perceived offenses against him. Prone to chronic bouts of depression, Goebbels found purpose in his unprecedented orchestration of epic-scale propaganda, but his inner demons haunted him until the very end, when it became obvious that the Nazis had completely lost their power. The final images of Goebbels' partially burned body (along with those of his wife and six children) serve as a chilling reminder that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Having never found a satisfying balance between his personal and professional lives as a top-ranking Nazi, Goebbels' fate seems almost predetermined. As a masterful assembly of archival materials, The Goebbels Experiment is not to be missed. --Jeff Shannon
Shows how a man may be deluded and still put his effort into an epic FAIL. Horror and sadness.Published 3 months ago by AlchemystAZ
Interesting biographical treatment. Instead of pure narrative, the film quotes Goebbels' diary and letters coupled with film footage some of which I hadn't seen before. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Gregory V.
This is an exceptional documentary in that it is clearly presented with generous use of movie footage, including much which has not been seen before in similar productions.Published 21 months ago by A. J. D. Gillies
Imagine seeing the world through the eyes of one of the principle shapers of the 20th Century and its greatest horror. Read morePublished 23 months ago by V. R. Padgett
This is how it starts not unlike many countries as they have a stranglehold on the populace. can happen again that is the scary partPublished on April 9, 2013 by George Petruncio
I still don't understand what the Goebbels Experiment was. I saw a lot of the speeches of the Nazi propaganda chief.Published on February 25, 2013 by Zarathustra
Maybe a Nazi in his eighties, pining for the good old days of the "Thousand Year" Reich might find this meaningful. Read morePublished on August 2, 2012 by Literato
This film is absolutely chilling yet completely enlightening!
Meet Joseph Goebbels, the master mind behind the vaunted Nazi propaganda machine. Read more
With no script other than the diaries of the madman himself, this original documentary covers the delusional career of the Nazi propagandist until his suicide with his family as... Read morePublished on November 17, 2010 by Bradley F. Smith