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Leni Riefenstahl : the seduction of genius

Author: Rainer Rother
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2002.
Series: Propaganda! (Continuum (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Leni Riefenstahl, who will be one hundred years old in 2002, is one of the most important and controversial film-makers of the twentieth century. This translation of Rainer Rother's exploration of her life focuses on both Riefenstahl the woman and Riefenstahl the director. Although she was admired by such greats as Walt Disney, Charlie Chaplin and Andy Warhol, Riefenstahl's achievements have been clouded by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rother, Rainer.
Leni Riefenstahl.
London ; New York : Continuum, c2002
(OCoLC)606817928
Named Person: Leni Riefenstahl; Leni Riefenstahl; Leni Riefenstahl
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rainer Rother
ISBN: 0826461018 9780826461018 0826470238 9780826470232
OCLC Number: 50301490
Notes: Series statement on jacket flap.
"First published in German by Henschel, Berlin 2000 as Leni Riefenstahl : die Verführung des Talents"--T.p. verso.
Description: x, 262 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Problem with Leni Riefenstahl --
The Talent --
Beginnings --
Overcompensation --
The First Performance --
An Intimation of New Grandeur in Dance --
Her First Leading Role --
Struggles in Snow and Ice --
The Film Auteur Emerges --
Two Interpretations of the Same Story --
Das blaue Licht --
The Genius of Nazi Filmmaking --
A New Kind of Film: Sieg des Glaubens --
Behind the Scenes of the First Party Rally Film --
A Party Commission: New Quality --
Stylization and 'Spontaneity' --
The Auteur of Nazi Filmmaking --
The Story of the 'Movement' --
The Party Rally Film--A Historical Document? --
The Party Rally Narrative --
The Film Auteur --
Tag der Freiheit --
The Best Sports Film of All Time --
Storming to the Summit --
A Commission --
The Political Significance of an 'Unpolitical' Film --
Sports and Suspense --
The Function of the Genius --
Travel Diplomacy --
Stylized Events and 'Heroic Reportages' --
Studio Facilities for Leni Riefenstahl --
Deprived of Power --
A Partial Retreat: Tiefland --
A Substitute for the Pet Project --
A New Look at Familiar Territory --
The Return of the Outcast --
Scandalmongers and Court Cases --
Relative Innocence --
Extras from the Camp --
The Massacre at Konskie --
Symbolic Guilt --
Projects --
Repeating the Past --
Africa --
Legal Questions and the Question of Tact --
Legal Claims --
A Verdict --
According to the Files ... --
A Renaissance--But No Rehabilitation --
In the Public Eye --
Towards Cult Status --
In Conclusion: A Change of Persona.
Series Title: Propaganda! (Continuum (Firm))
Other Titles: Leni Riefenstahl.
Responsibility: Rainer Rother ; translated by Martin H. Bott.
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Leni Riefenstahl achieved fame as a dancer, actress, photographer and director, but her entire career is coloured by her association with the Nazis. Using original documentation, this book looks at  Read more...

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"Rainer Rother [...] is alive to the technical virtuosity that Riefenstahl brought to celluloid as a medium...Riefenstahl's achievement is that she invested the documentary with all the suspense and Read more...

 
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