Amazon's The Man in the High Castle was an outstanding piece of work, but after 10 episodes the underlying plot device is disturbingly unexplained. Are there any theories for:
The films? Only two are in play during the first season. Are they anything other than MacGuffins? After the brief teaser in the first episode it's not until the last two episodes that we learn the films show possible futures or alternative pasts ... and that different viewers see different things. There is never any explanation of why the Nazis and the Resistance think they are of paramount value, especially because all operatives are instructed to never view the films.
The title? Is Hitler supposed to be "the man in the high castle?"
The most coherent explanation I can put together is that Hitler has not only managed to collect a library of these magic films but also to understand how to use them to control the future. Therefore, he is in fact the one who releases the two films that drive the plot of the entire season, and he must have done so knowing that they would result in outcomes he desired. But the only perceptible tactical effect of releasing the films is to create a patsy (Frank Fink) for the attempted assassination of the Japanese prince. They have no strategic effect.