Tag: Adolf Hitler

TJFF 2019: Hitler vs. Picasso

TJFF 2019: Hitler vs. Picasso

May 6, 2019 | By

Review of Claudio Poli’s documentary HITLER VERSUS PICASSO AND OTHERS at TJFF 2019.

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Film: Hitler versus Picasso and the Others / Hitler contro Picasso e gli altri (2018)

Film: Hitler versus Picasso and the Others / Hitler contro Picasso e gli altri (2018)

May 6, 2019 | By

The Nazis’ massive theft of art from the collections of wealthy and middle class Jewish families is examined in this taut documentary by director Claudio Poli with actor Toni Servillo…

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DVD: Turned Towards the Sun (2012)

DVD: Turned Towards the Sun (2012)

March 29, 2016 | By

Made after he co-directed the critically lauded Lemmy (2010) with Wes Orshsoki, Greg Oliver’s Turned Towards the Sun is an intimate chronicle of Micky Burn, a WWII veteran who participated in the daring and deadly Operation Chariot, in which a team of British commandos rammed a TNT-packed ship…

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Leni Riefenstahl’s Nuremberg Trilogy (1933-1935) + Stuart Schulberg’s Nuremberg: Its Lessons for Today (1948)

Leni Riefenstahl’s Nuremberg Trilogy (1933-1935) + Stuart Schulberg’s Nuremberg: Its Lessons for Today (1948)

February 5, 2016 | By

Reviews of Leni Riefenstahl’s trio of Nuremberg films made for the Nazi party – Victory of the Faith (1933) via Archive.org, Triumph of the Will (1934) + Day of Freedom (1935) on Blu via Synapse Films – and Stuart Schulberg’s sobering Nuremberg: Its Lessons for Today (1948).

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BR: Triumph of the Will / Triumph des Willens (1935)

BR: Triumph of the Will / Triumph des Willens (1935)

February 5, 2016 | By

Perhaps the ultimate and scariest propaganda film ever made – and rightly so – Leni Riefenstahl’s self-professed ‘document’ of the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg was a meticulously plotted production designed from the ground-up to assault the senses of German audiences and make it clear Adolph Hitler was not only the country’s man in charge, but its self-appointed savior and visionary…

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Film: Victory of the Faith / Der Sieg der Glaubens (1933)

Film: Victory of the Faith / Der Sieg der Glaubens (1933)

February 5, 2016 | By

In 1933, Leni Riefenstahl made the move from dancer, actress, and fiction film director to documentaries, launching her new career as the Third Reich’s premiere propaganda filmmaker with her hour-long chronicle of the fifth NSDAP party rally, held in Nuremberg in 1933…

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