By Leni Riefenstahl. New York: St. Martin's Press. LET'S get the hoary questions out of the way. Was Leni Riefenstahl Hitler's lover?
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Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. Leni Riefenstahl, a Memoir. One of the century's most remarkable and controversial women, Leni Riefenstahl is an artist of the first order.
Dancer, actor, and photographer, she is best known as the director of Triumph of the Will, a film of a Nazi Party rally and Olympia, the classic account of the Berlin Olympics. It is for these works of cinematic propaganda that Riefenstahl is revered and reviled. In this autobiography, she discusses her motivations, her history, her important friendships, and, most of all, her art.
Along with insights into directing and camera work, Riefenstahl offers an emotional, powerful story of a woman who refuses to be defined by any terms other than her own. Review quote "Some books are so exciting that you can't put them down. This one is so exciting that you often must put it down, lest you overdose on thrills. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
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Now, four years later, St. No translator is credited on the title page. After the war, cinematic entrees were closed to Riefenstahl. She never made another film.
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The book received a American release and coincided with the release of the acclaimed documentary; The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl as well as Riefenstahl's ninetieth birthday. It was featured on the New York Times list of notable books of the year. Riefenstahl recounts her life as the foremost film director of the Third Reich who directed films such as Triumph of the Will and Olympia. She also deals with her post-war life, and the stigma of her past that thwarted future productions. She accounts for her acclaimed career as a photographer, notably that of Sudan 's Nuba tribe recounted in The Last of the Nuba and other publications. The book also includes memoirs of her underwater marine explorations and her photography which had been published as Coral Gardens.
Leni Riefenstahl, a Memoir
Alfred A. Translated by Edna McCown. Faber and Faber. Leni Riefenstahl liked to say that her art and life were devoted to the pursuit of beauty. But her career, as Hitler's favorite and highly gifted filmmaker, stands as an enduring rebuke to Keats's assertion that "Beauty is truth, truth beauty," and that is "all ye need to know. The critic John Simon hailed her as "one of the supreme artists of the cinema, the greatest woman filmmaker ever. Susan Sontag, in contrast, went from arguing, in the mid-'60s, that Riefenstahl's films "Triumph of the Will" and "Olympia" transcended "the categories of propaganda or even reportage" to concluding, a decade later, that the very conception of "Triumph of the Will" "negates the possibility of the filmmaker's having an aesthetic conception independent of propaganda.