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Even More Directors Series - Volume Forty Three - Leni Riefenstahl


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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 04 2005 - 05:39 AM

Controversial and long-lived female director notorious for Triumph of the Will... Impressionen unter Wasser (2002) ... aka Underwater Impressions (International: English title) Tiefland (1954) ... aka Lowlands (USA) Olympia 1. Teil - Fest der Völker (1938) ... aka Olympia - Fest der Völker - Erster Film von den olympischen Spielen Berlin 1936 (Germany: poster title) ... aka Olympia 1. Teil - Götter des Stadions ... aka Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (International: English title: literal title) ... aka Olympia: The Film of the XI. Olympic Games Berlin, 1936 (UK) ... aka The Olympiad (USA) Olympia 2. Teil - Fest der Schönheit (1938) ... aka Olympia - Fest der Schönheit - Zweiter Film von den olympischen Spielen Berlin 1936 (Germany: poster title) ... aka Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (International: English title: literal title) ... aka Olympia: The Film of the XI. Olympic Games, Part II (UK) Triumph des Willens (1935) ... aka Dokument vom Reichsparteitag 1934, Das (Germany: subtitle) ... aka Triumph of the Will (USA) Tag der Freiheit - Unsere Wehrmacht (1935) ... aka Day of Freedom (USA: video box title) ... aka Nürnberg 1935 (Germany: subtitle) Sieg des Glaubens, Der (1933) ... aka Sieg des Glaubens - Der Film vom Reichs-Parteitag der NSDAP, Der (Germany: poster title) ... aka Victory of the Faith (International: English title) Blaue Licht, Das (1932) ... aka The Blue Light (USA)

#2 of 17 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 04 2005 - 05:39 AM

Films seen: ...um...uh...none. :b I suppose I should at least see TOTW and Olympia, but frankly, neither is high on the list.

#3 of 17 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 04 2005 - 05:41 AM

I'm an idiot - could a mod please edit the title of this thread from forty two to three? Thanks in advance!

#4 of 17 OFFLINE   Kirk Tsai

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Posted August 04 2005 - 07:06 AM

Just Triumph of the Will from her, but also The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl.

#5 of 17 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 04 2005 - 08:34 AM

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Triumph of the Will

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#6 of 17 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted August 04 2005 - 10:32 AM

Why start a thread on a Director in which you haven't seen any films? Posted Image

Anyhoo...... I've heard of her - seen a few clips, but never felt the driving need to see any of her work.

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#7 of 17 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted August 04 2005 - 11:13 AM

Because these threads are not just for the sole purpose of the thread originator! Posted Image

Underwater Impressions (2002)
Lowlands (1954)
Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Triumph of the Will (1935) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Day of Freedom (1935) Posted Image Posted Image
Victory of the Faith (1933)
The Blue Light (1932)


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#8 of 17 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 05 2005 - 03:46 AM

Jim has a point, and indeed, I was hesitant to start this thread since I haven't seen any of Riefenstahl's films (though I've certainly heard of her). I wanted to gauge reactions of those members who HAVE seen some of her movies. Not too much feedback thus far which leads me to believe I've no reason to move them up on my to-see list.

#9 of 17 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted August 05 2005 - 03:49 AM

Thanks Steve Posted Image All I asked for was a reason & you've provided a valid one. Posted Image
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#10 of 17 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted August 05 2005 - 04:31 AM

No more bickering in these threads, please. Several posts containing gratuitous personal remarks have been removed. Any further such exchanges will result in account suspensions. This is a general warning to all participants.

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#11 of 17 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 05 2005 - 05:24 AM

Well, I'd certainly recommend you see Triumph of the Will. It's not a film I ever want to see again, but it's amazing from a technical viewpoint, and as I said in another thread about it, if it had been about something good, instead of something evil, such as the Civil Rights March on Washington, it'd be one of the greatest documentaries ever made.
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#12 of 17 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted August 08 2005 - 04:55 PM

Damn, I missed gratuitous personal remarks and bickering?!! Posted Image

TOTW was the first subtitled film I ever saw. As George says, outstanding from a technical POV, but you can only watch Hitler raving for so long. I would like to see Olympia.

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Posted October 24 2005 - 01:48 PM

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Posted June 17 2007 - 02:28 PM


Man, I miss all the good stuff!

Olympia 1. Teil - Fest der Völker (1938) - 8/10
Olympia 2. Teil - Fest der Schönheit (1938) - 8/10
Triumph des Willens (1935) - 7/10


#15 of 17 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted June 18 2007 - 01:26 PM


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Posted December 16 2008 - 04:00 PM

Impressionen unter Wasser (2002)
... aka Underwater Impressions (International: English title)
Tiefland (1954)
... aka Lowlands (USA)
Olympia Part One (1938) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Olympia Part Two (1938) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Triumph of the Will (1935) Posted ImagePosted Image
Day of Freedom (1935) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Sieg des Glaubens, Der (1933)
... aka Sieg des Glaubens - Der Film vom Reichs-Parteitag der NSDAP, Der (Germany: poster title)
... aka Victory of the Faith (International: English title)
Blaue Licht, Das (1932)
... aka The Blue Light (USA)

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Posted June 11 2009 - 04:17 PM

added Olympia 1. Teil - Fest der Völker (1938) - 8/10 Olympia 2. Teil - Fest der Schönheit (1938) - 8/10