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Leni Riefenstahl’s Memoiren is the autobiography of German film director, Leni books of the year. Editions of the book also appear as The Sieve of Time: The Memoirs of Leni Riefenstahl (UK) and Leni Riefenstahl: A Memoir (US). A Memoir has ratings and 35 reviews. Jessica said: I have defeated you Leni Riefenstahl. A part of me believes this woman is a liar and a sociopath. Filmmaker for Adolf Hitler and top film executive for the Third Reich, Riefenstahl ( b. ) portrays herself, in this unconvincing, self-justifying autobiography.

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Leni Riefenstahl, a Memoir

Riefenstahl’s death and her memoirs effectively closed the book on the passing of a certain era in history. The propaganda movies were mostly tasteless poor quality works, but her work was utterly impressive and certainly was a lot more effective for the propaganda machine.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. There is no such thing as too old. The woman just loved working. I have defeated you Leni Riefenstahl. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Ha lo stesso atteggiamento di Speer – che a posteriori ci appare incredibile anzi, una aperta finzione – di totale fascinazione per il proprio lavoro e per la “persona” di Hitler.

A Memoir by Leni Riefenstahl

Riefenstahl is an incredibly rare blend of a person lacking self-awareness with quite a healthy sense of self-worth and fascist tendencies. The Life But Not the Times: I wonder if she might have been better served by a bit of contrition.


If she had been a Swiss documentarist, she’d get a few lines in a film history book, some intro class screenings, and that would be lsni. Feb 20, Calvin riefeenstahl it did not like it Shelves: The book garnered a positive critical reception. It ended rather sadly. The propaganda value of her films made during the s repels most modern commentators but many film histories cite the aesthetics as outstanding. But in hindsight, I loved reading the life of Leni and her story about her “five” lives.

She is very convincing but I feel she is hiding more than what she is willing to say. She was sick most of her life, and really married to her work, though she had a few longterm affairs and one marriage during the war.

It is long and very detailed, so if you don’t like this kind of thing, it might be too dry. Copyright Los Angeles Times. Oct 07, Martyn rated it really liked it. One of the century’s most remarkable and controversial women, Leni Riefenstahl is an artist of the first order.

The BBC said her documentaries “were hailed as groundbreaking film-making, pioneering techniques involving cranes, tracking rails, and many cameras working at the same time”. Open Preview See a Problem? Quotes-by-Quotes from people she encountered? I would have appreciated more context, more about others. I understand that her memoirs are more personal than an open minded point of view.

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Leni Riefenstahl: A Memoir – Leni Riefenstahl – Google Books

As my good friend and film professor Laura said – “I think, though, that because she was affiliated with the Nazis, people who defend her have to inflate her contribution to cinema in order to justify their interest in her. Her work with the Nuba people was impressive and I enjoyed learning of her adventures as she filmed under water scenes, even though she was very frail in her later years.


A overwhelming passion for life and a genuine spirit of joie de vivre permeates this work. Much of this later work is associated with Lleni, the Sudan in particular. Dispatched from the UK memoor 2 business days When will my order arrive? She forced the gears of her industry to turn in her favor with wit and grace and incredible conviction. Coral Gardens Wonder under Water Oct 26, Ricardo rated it liked it. After her death, the Associated Press described Riefenstahl as an “acclaimed pioneer of film and photographic techniques”.

There was no middle ground anywhe The last 80 pages were good. She insists on her apolitical leji, and takes refuge from t Ms. Although a great artist, Riefenstahl was no intellectual, her lack of understanding of her objective circumstances, her historical and political ignorance, leading her into dark waters and much aggravation.