Tag: Leni Riefenstahl

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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BR: Day of Freedom / Tag der Freiheit (1935)

BR: Day of Freedom / Tag der Freiheit (1935)

February 5, 2016 | By

The peculiar background behind what seems like a generic short-form tribute to the Third Reich infantry stems from the Wehrmacht being peeved by receiving not only a paltry 2 mins. of screen time in Triumph of the Will (1934), but having to fight for that much of an allotment in what was the Nazi party’s definitive propaganda advert…

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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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