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Triumph Of The Will (Triumph Des Willens)

Leni Riefenstahl’s famous German propaganda film about Adolf Hitler and the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg is widely-held to be one of the most effective ever made, and pioneered or even helped to popularise some filmmaking techniques, such as the use of aerial shots and the unexpected marriage of certain types of music with certain types of footage. 147 more words

Film Reviews

The Triumph Of The Will- Propaganda Or Documentary?

One of my earlier blog posts was about director Leni Riefenstahl, who is responsible for the most famous propaganda movie about the Third Reich- The triumph of the will… 516 more words

Director Leni Riefenstahl: Artistry and Propaganda

At the start of the documentary, Triumph of the Will (1935), we watch German Chancellor Adolph Hitler from the back of his open-air car. He is being driven through the streets of Nuremberg while spectators cheer like he’s a rock star. 697 more words


Drumpf des Willens

(I read this week that Steve Bannon had made a campaign film for Herr Trump that cribbed the opening scenes from Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will. 203 more words

Leni Riefenstahl

I first came across Leni Riefenstahl whilst doing my undergraduate degree in Milan, which focused on the work of Luis Trenker, an alpinist and film director of the 1920´s and 30´s who was briefly involved with Riefenstahl. 544 more words

Triumph of the Will (1935)

This is another old review of an even older film… oh my goodness… what a film! This is still so shocking even as scenes from the film cascade down my senses as I tidy up my old review of the film. 727 more words


The temple of doom

I think America is going through a paroxysm of rage…But I think there’s going to be a happy ending in November.

—Steven Spielberg, to Sky News…

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