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Olympia (1938)

(This review originally ran in the textbook Documentary Film: Contexts and Criticism, ed. Carl Rollyson.)

Leni Riefenstahl was in many ways the perfect filmmaker to represent the Nazi regime; her work signifies both the astonishing grandeur and formal perfection of their outward displays, and the heartless technocratic beliefs that lay underneath these sleek surfaces. 826 more words


Moving pictures, #23

Still trying to get up to date on these…

Une femme mariée, Jean-Luc Godard (1964, France). I have a theory about Godard. So far I’ve seen about half a dozen of his films. 1,821 more words


XL Popcorn: Olympia

List Item: Watch all of the “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”
Progress: 438/1007Title: Olympia 1. Teil — Fest der Völker ( 552 more words

Bucket List

Leni Riefenstahl, Eminem and Kate Breslin

Today I was made aware of a controversy raging in the world of romance. The gist of the storm centers on a debut novel by Kate Breslin titled… 797 more words

A Hard' Day's Reich

A very  weird thing. In A HARD DAY’S NIGHT, Paul McCartney is filmed with a camera hung from a rope from the stage roof, so that the camera can circle him 360, more or less smoothly — it’s basically a hand-held shot, but the rope adds a degree of stability. 402 more words


The Sphinx

The Sphinx – Franklin Roosevelt, The Isolationists, and the Road to World War II
By Nicholas Wapshott
Norton & Company – £18.99

As is always the case with any book that honestly addresses America’s isolationism during the first half of the twentieth century, there is always going to be some sort of eye opening consternation. 524 more words


The Life of Leni Riefenstahl

Historical Context
o Growth of German Cinema in Weimer Germany

Stuart Liebman stated in his article Weimer Cinema’s Greatest Hits(1995), “…Socially Weimar witnessed the birth of many changes…”. 3,880 more words