Discussion in 'Current Events' started by ginscpy, Apr 26, 2011.
awesome - esp opening scenes were Hitler is decending from the skies............
I think Germans were the first to use film as a weapon of propaganda.
A great film.
Hitler was just misunderstood.
Something about that WWII thing.
No. Not even close.
If only he got the Academy Award. That's where he got that "I hate Jews" thing. Snubbed by Hollywood.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcFuHGHfYwE&feature=youtube_gdata_player]YouTube - Triumph des Willens (Full movie - English subbed)[/ame]
The rehabilitation of Lili Reisenthal is kind of squicky. She seemed totally unrepentant.
The marriage of music(IIRC it is from Wagner's Parsifal) and film is cool when Disney does it. It gives you shivers when you see this and know the history.
Of course, she borrowed heavily from Sergei Esienstien, and parts of it are so you tube these days.
It was made by Leni Reinfenstahl, a genius, albeit wrong minded, film maker.
Somebody either took a film appreciation class in school or is an cinema autodidact.
1923 Дневник Глумова (Glumov's Diary) (short)
1924 Стачка (Strike)
1925 Броненосец Потёмкин (The Battleship Potemkin)
1927 Октябрь «Десять дней, которые потрясли мир» (October: Ten Days That Shook the World)
1929 Старое и новое «Генеральная линия» (The General Line aka "Old And New")
1930 : Romance sentimentale (France)
1931 Да здравствует Мексика! (¡Qué viva México! released in 1979)
1935 Бежин луг (Bezhin Meadow until 1937)
1938 Александр Невский (Alexander Nevsky)
1944 Иван Грозный 1-я серия (Ivan The Terrible, Part I)
1945 Иван Грозный 2-я серия (Ivan The Terrible, Part II)
1946 Иван Грозный 3-я серия (Ivan The Terrible, Part III)
Leni Refensthal was a great documentary film maker and Triumph of the Will attests to that fact. I find her film Olympia which documented the 1936 Berlin games more compelling than Triumph of the Will. She went on to blaze new trails in underwater cinematography. She was also a beauty and a popular actress in German cinema. Check her out in The Blue Light sometime.
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