Let Me Count the Ways: Minus 6

2006, 2 min, b&w, sound

Minus 6 is the fifth installment in an ongoing series of videos entitled Let Me Count the Ways.

Writes Thornton: "I am interested in the parallels between the calculated use of the media by Hitler, his theatrical training, and the cynical deployment of the mass media in waging present day politics and warfare. The image of Hitler is always horrifying. Observing him rehearse his dramatics for the camera is chilling because we know that is what is happening today."

Image: Hitler works with a drama coach while listening to a recording of one of his own speeches. Photographs: Heinrich Hoffman. The year is 1925. Sound: The voice-over text is from a 1923 speech given by Hermann Goring.