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The spectacle subjugates living men to itself to the extent that the economy has totally subjugated them. It is not more than the economy developing for itself.

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Musings From Beneath The Paving Stones

Rowing: The Boys in the Boat, The Social Network, Fascism, Grieg, and Me

My first visit to Trump-era US involved visiting various extended family, predominantly of an elderly, Catholic, and conservative persuasion. Upon arrival in Virginia, following an 18-hour door-to-door journey, several newly purchased paperback non-fiction books were thrust upon me as welcoming gifts. 1,519 more words


Dietrich & Riefenstahl

Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century In Two Lives

By Karin Wieland

Having read previous books on Marlene Dietrich, I came into this latest edition on her life well versed on her story and the major points of her film career and turning to the stage for the later part of her life singing on tour around the globe. 783 more words

Book Takes

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