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Leni Riefenstahl : a life

Author: Jürgen Trimborn
Publisher: New York : Faber and Faber, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Dancer, actress, mountaineer, and director Leni Riefenstahl's uncompromising will and audacious talent for self-promotion appeared unmatched--until 1932, when she met her future patron: Adolf Hitler. Best known for two films she made for him, Triumph of the Will and Olympia, Riefenstahl's demanding and obsessive style introduced unusual angles, new approaches to tracking shots, and highly symbolic montages. Despite  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War and conflict
Biography
Named Person: Leni Riefenstahl; Leni Riefenstahl
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jürgen Trimborn
ISBN: 9780374184933 0374184933 9780865479760 0865479763
OCLC Number: 67773900
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xii, 351, [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: Approaching a myth. THE ASCENT. Berlin in the time of the Kaiser --
First career steps --
Star of Mountain Films --
Embarking on a new career. FAME. "I was infected" --
The Fuhrer's filmmaker --
The transition to documentary films --
Riefenstahl shapes the face of the Third Reich --
Perfect bodies --
Privileges of a state artist. THE FALL. A secret film project --
Flight into the putatively apolitical --
Not immune after all? THE NEW BEGINNING. Collapse and new beginning --
Riefenstahl discovers a new world --
The temporarily final career. CONCLUSION. The Riefenstahl Renaissance.
Other Titles: Riefenstahl.
Responsibility: Jürgen Trimborn ; translated from the German by Edna McCown.
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With refreshing distance and detailed research, Trimborn presents the story of a stubborn and intimidating filmmaker who refused to be held accountable for her role in the Holocaust but contined to  Read more...

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"Attacked by Susan Sontag but extolled by Andy Warhol, the world's most controversial filmmaker continues to be the subject of critical analysis." --David Luhrssen, "Shepherd Express"

 
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