New Book Shows Hitler Loved Movies

He often watched two films a night.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

He's been the subject of many movies, most recently the Brad Pitt hit Inglourious Basterds, an Oscar winner for best supporting actor. But in a new book, we learn that Adolf Hitler had a love-hate relationship with movies. The jailhouse notes of his long-dead press aide, Otto Dietrich, are being released in a book in June. Among the many anecdotes related is that Hitler loved movies, often watching two a night. But, Dietrich writes in The Hitler I Knew, "during the war Hitler deliberately gave up this pleasure." Die­trich, who died in 1952 and requested that his notes not be published until long after his death, says Hitler broke the practice only once, when his BFF, Italy's Benito Mussolini, visited. They watched a comedy called Napoleon Is to Blame for Every­thing.

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