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Series: Propaganda! Studies in Modern Political Communication. Leni Riefenstahl was an important film maker with a strong will. At the same time she was a person who admired Adolf Hitler and never distanced herself from the nazi-period in a serious way.

Series: Propaganda! Studies in Modern Political Communication. Paperback: 288 pages. Not because she was a nazi, because she wasn't, but because here view on life was that Leni could not have been wrong.

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Leni Riefenstahl achieved fame as a dancer, actress, photographer, and director, but her entire career is colored . This powerful translation of Rainer Rother's acclaimed exploration of her life focuses both on Riefenstahl the woman and Riefenstahl the director

Leni Riefenstahl achieved fame as a dancer, actress, photographer, and director, but her entire career is colored by her association with the Nazi party. Appointed by Hitler, she directed the Nazi propaganda film Triumph des Willens along with her best-known work Olympia, a documentary of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. This powerful translation of Rainer Rother's acclaimed exploration of her life focuses both on Riefenstahl the woman and Riefenstahl the director. Although admired by such greats as Walt Disney, Charlie Chaplin, and Andy Warhol, Riefenstahl's achievements are clouded by her association with Nazi Germany and the Third Reich.

Leni Riefenstahl's Memoiren is the 1987 autobiography of German film director, Leni Riefenstahl. The book received a 1993 American release and coincided with the release of the acclaimed documentary; The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl as well as Riefenstahl's ninetieth birthday. It was featured on the 1993 New York Times list of notable books of the year.

Propaganda Studies in Modern Political Communication

Propaganda Studies in Modern Political Communication. Leni Riefenstahl achieved fame as a dancer, actress, photographer and director but her entire career is coloured by her association with the Nazi party. Appointed by Hitler, she directed the Nazi propaganda film "Triumph des Willens" along with her best known work "Olympia", a documentary of the 1936 Munich Olympics. Rainer Rother's book provides detailed coverage from original documentation, of those aspects of Riefenstahl's career she herself has been keen to sanitize.

In her Olympia films Leni Riefenstahl staged the body as a mass ornament. Mr Rother, one aspect that has been of particular importance in the reception of Leni Riefenstahl’s films is their representation of the human body. There is hardly another director as controversial as her. In Germany in particular, the perception of her Nazi propaganda films has long swung between political and moral condemnation on the one hand and appreciation of their aesthetic ideas on the other. Why? Through her rendering and cinematic exaltation of the Nazi Party Rallies’ mass choreography, Riefenstahl has left her mark on the collective visual memory.

Senior Lecturer in Communication Arts Institute of Communications Studies . Introduction: propaganda in historical perspective.

Senior Lecturer in Communication Arts Institute of Communications Studies University of Leeds, UK. Richard Robinson. Books that were helpful in delimiting the scope of this work include Robert Cole's Propaganda in Twentieth Century War and Politics: An Annotated Bibliography (London: Scarecrow, 1996). As with all such projects, this work has required the support of our families. Nick Cull is particularly grateful to his late grandfather, Bernard O'Callaghan, whose influence on this volume is especially apparent in the entries for "British Empire," "Internationale," and "Zinoviev Letter.

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Leni Riefenstahl achieved fame as a dancer, actress, photographer, and director, but her entire career is colored by her association with the Nazi party. Appointed by Hitler, she directed the Nazi propaganda film Triumph des Willens along with her best-known work Olympia, a documentary of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. By 1939 Riefenstahl was arguably the most famous woman film director in the world; yet, after World War II, she was never again accepted as a filmmaker.Rainer Rother's book provides detailed coverage, from original documentation, of those aspects of Riefenstahl's career she herself has attempted to sanitize. It is a remarkable account of the fascinating life and work of Germany's most controversial photographer and filmmaker.Leni Riefenstahl, one hundred years old in 2002, is one of the most important and controversial filmmakers of the twentieth century. This powerful translation of Rainer Rother's acclaimed exploration of her life focuses both on Riefenstahl the woman and Riefenstahl the director. Although admired by such greats as Walt Disney, Charlie Chaplin, and Andy Warhol, Riefenstahl's achievements are clouded by her association with Nazi Germany and the Third Reich. This overt tension between the political meaning of her work for National Socialism and its essential aesthetic quality forms the basis of this compelling account.

Leni Riefenstahl: The Seduction of Genius (Propaganda Studies in Modern Political Communication) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0826461018

ISBN: 0826461018

Author: Rainer Rother

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Subcategory: Humanities

Language: English

Publisher: Continuum (November 15, 2002)

Pages: 288 pages

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Umsida
im not sure what the other reviewer is talking about. i thought this to be the most even-handed assessment of riefenstahl that i've yet read. not only that, but rother addresses most other commentaries on reifenstahl, so that this work can work also as a sort of bibliography for those who wish to read further. rother pretty much says that riefenstahl got a raw deal compared to other propaganda directors (mr. jud suess), but that she still deserved much of what she got. essentially (and, no, i don't view this as a "plot-spoiler"), says rother, riefenstahl was apolitical but still guilty (or, perhaps, guilty because she was too apolitical, that is, ambivilant enough to let the nazis use her (and i use the word "use" here loosely)). of course, rother goes much deeper into this, even broaching (but not always delving into) such topics as: is objectivity possible in documentary?, was leni an auteur, and thus not responsible for her artistic portrayals of nazis?

please understand that i'm rating this a 4, as in, this is four stars for books of this type, as opposed to, this is 4 stars in general for all categories. also, im trying to cancel out the other reviewer who must be some kind of uber leni fan.
Umsida
im not sure what the other reviewer is talking about. i thought this to be the most even-handed assessment of riefenstahl that i've yet read. not only that, but rother addresses most other commentaries on reifenstahl, so that this work can work also as a sort of bibliography for those who wish to read further. rother pretty much says that riefenstahl got a raw deal compared to other propaganda directors (mr. jud suess), but that she still deserved much of what she got. essentially (and, no, i don't view this as a "plot-spoiler"), says rother, riefenstahl was apolitical but still guilty (or, perhaps, guilty because she was too apolitical, that is, ambivilant enough to let the nazis use her (and i use the word "use" here loosely)). of course, rother goes much deeper into this, even broaching (but not always delving into) such topics as: is objectivity possible in documentary?, was leni an auteur, and thus not responsible for her artistic portrayals of nazis?

please understand that i'm rating this a 4, as in, this is four stars for books of this type, as opposed to, this is 4 stars in general for all categories. also, im trying to cancel out the other reviewer who must be some kind of uber leni fan.
Ishnllador
Leni Riefenstahl was an important film maker with a strong will. At the same time she was a person who admired Adolf Hitler and never distanced herself from the nazi-period in a serious way. Not because she was a nazi, because she wasn't, but because here view on life was that Leni could not have been wrong. After the war, through the years she insulted war victims more than once, not out of viciousness, but out of an insensibility that borders on stupidity. Would she have been prepared to look seriously into her own past, everyone would have forgiven her for her mistakes during the Hitler-period.
Rainer Rother is a first class German film scholar who obviously made a meticulous study of the work of and the documents on Leni Riefenstahl. His book is not a biography but an essay in which he concentrates on the main issues concerning her life and work. He looks at her positive en negative sides in an understanding and balanced way.
Ishnllador
Leni Riefenstahl was an important film maker with a strong will. At the same time she was a person who admired Adolf Hitler and never distanced herself from the nazi-period in a serious way. Not because she was a nazi, because she wasn't, but because here view on life was that Leni could not have been wrong. After the war, through the years she insulted war victims more than once, not out of viciousness, but out of an insensibility that borders on stupidity. Would she have been prepared to look seriously into her own past, everyone would have forgiven her for her mistakes during the Hitler-period.
Rainer Rother is a first class German film scholar who obviously made a meticulous study of the work of and the documents on Leni Riefenstahl. His book is not a biography but an essay in which he concentrates on the main issues concerning her life and work. He looks at her positive en negative sides in an understanding and balanced way.
Mazuzahn
The author, in spite of all his Leni-bashing, must be something of an admirer of the great filmmaker or he wouldn't have so passionately researched her life and career. Riefenstahl and her work have always, since WW2, generated a love/hate response from her audiences and this author makes his case for the latter. While there is nothing particularly enlightening about his findings or opinions, it is always interesting to read more about the fascinating century Ms. Riefenstahl has witness and affected with her art and strong personality.
Mazuzahn
The author, in spite of all his Leni-bashing, must be something of an admirer of the great filmmaker or he wouldn't have so passionately researched her life and career. Riefenstahl and her work have always, since WW2, generated a love/hate response from her audiences and this author makes his case for the latter. While there is nothing particularly enlightening about his findings or opinions, it is always interesting to read more about the fascinating century Ms. Riefenstahl has witness and affected with her art and strong personality.