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Leni Riefenstahl
« on: November 11, 2010, 12:27:17 PM »
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I knew after Spielberg I wanted to do a marathon on a female director. After watching bits of Olympia and Triumph of the Will in German film class, I knew I had to do a marathon on Riefenstahl. Check out the above link at my site for more details.

The Holy Mountain (1926)
The White Hell of Pitz Palu (1930)
Storm Over Mont Blanc/Avalance (1930)
The Blue Light (1932)
Triumph of the Will (1934)
Olympia (1938)
Tiefland (1954)

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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2010, 12:29:58 PM »
Which one is the movie that has Michael Fassbinder's brother?
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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2010, 12:35:54 PM »
No idea, who is his brother?

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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2010, 03:27:47 PM »
Triumph of the Will bored me to death, it wasn't even offensive enough to keep me awake.  I am glad she lived for a whole century, plenty of time to contemplate what she did, and she still has hell to contend with.     
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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2010, 03:35:11 PM »
Yea, I expect this is the first of many such comments. Still, I remained unperturbed.

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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2010, 03:43:46 PM »
Yea, I expect this is the first of many such comments. Still, I remained unperturbed.

Don't be, she was a filmmaker, she made some films, they deserve to be watched for a numb er of reasons, hopefully they will be quality films you enjoy. If not, hey, it's all about the experience and the search for quality films, no?

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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2010, 03:44:27 PM »
Are you going to include The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl?  I haven't seen it, but I've heard good things.  Might make an interesting capper to the marathon.

Triumph does get tedious after a while, but Olympia is terrific.

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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2010, 03:45:35 PM »
Are you going to include The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl?  I haven't seen it, but I've heard good things.  Might make an interesting capper to the marathon.

Maybe...I gotta have some surprises, right? ;)

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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2010, 03:47:16 PM »
Yea, I expect this is the first of many such comments. Still, I remained unperturbed.

I think that in some weird way she benefited from her notoriety.  I am kinda of curious though and will follow this marathon, glad you are watching this stuff so that I don't have to.
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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2010, 03:48:39 PM »
Yea, I expect this is the first of many such comments. Still, I remained unperturbed.

I think that in some weird way she benefited from her notoriety.  I am kinda of curious though and will follow this marathon, glad you are watching this stuff so that I don't have to.

Question, are you not watching her stuff because of her Nazi connection or because the only film of hers you've seen bored you?

 

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