Author Topic: Leni Riefenstahl  (Read 3868 times)

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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2010, 04:14:54 PM »
The two most famous documentary films of hers I saw were not terribly impressive even independent of the politics.  But besides that, there is this weird martyrdom complex some people assign to her, like she was somehow the victim of what happened to her, and that is pretty loathsome.  Far as I can tell she was a mediocre propagandist, that fashioned her not so passive complicity with Nazism into a crown of thorns.  I think if she made the exact same movies in Britain she would be a footnote in a film history book.

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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2010, 04:24:35 PM »
Which one is the movie that has Michael Fassbinder's brother?
No idea, who is his brother?

I'm making a reference to the tavern scene in Inglourious Basterds.
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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2010, 05:29:42 PM »
Ahh, k. I've repressed most of that movie.

And maybe it's just me, but I think young Leni Riefenstahl is pretty.

However, I don't think you can deny her influence on film. I'll get more into this in the reviews.

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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2010, 05:31:24 PM »
Ahh, k. I've repressed most of that movie.

And maybe it's just me, but I think young Leni Riefenstahl is pretty.

However, I don't think you can deny her influence on film. I'll get more into this in the reviews.

No, I cannot. Her influence is felt in the Lion King, and she is mentioned way too many times in Inglourious Basterds for that brilliant film to exist without her.
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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2010, 05:37:33 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.

I've seen most of it, and it is really good.
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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2010, 10:06:50 PM »
The two most famous documentary films of hers I saw were not terribly impressive even independent of the politics.  But besides that, there is this weird martyrdom complex some people assign to her, like she was somehow the victim of what happened to her, and that is pretty loathsome.  Far as I can tell she was a mediocre propagandist, that fashioned her not so passive complicity with Nazism into a crown of thorns.  I think if she made the exact same movies in Britain she would be a footnote in a film history book.

I think you are selling her influence way short. A great number of film makers cite her work as an influence and from a viewing perspective I hear endlessly about how influential she is.

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Even with its Nazi association the swastika is a cool looking symbol, and she's quite the pretty lass, so yeah.

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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2011, 04:57:58 PM »
The White Hell of Pitz Palu

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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2011, 11:02:25 PM »
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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2011, 12:13:23 PM »
The Blue Light

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Re: Leni Riefenstahl
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2011, 09:53:51 PM »
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