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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I think about silent movies, women and Germany during the Nazi’s time. Regarding the brilliant Berlin festivities surrounding the Olympics, she writes, “I had no inkling of the human tragedies taking place behind all that gaiety. A Memoir Leni Riefenstahl St. The Germans seemed to have gone from the extreme of accepting everything Hitler and the Nazis did to accepting nothing about the Nazis and Hitler.

Nov 05, Jackson Cyril rated it really liked it Shelves: Her Dream of Africa documentary. But her claims of ignorance are unconvincing – surely the writing was on the wall. 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. I knew nothing about Leni prior to reading this book.

First edition cover in Germany. Jul 24, Pilar Lacasa rated it really liked it. However when Leni tries to provide any form of self-analysis or reflection there are problems with her ego and her need to excuse herself for being A substantive and informative book which has as its central problem the issue of Riefenstahl’s complicity in the Nazi regime.

To view it, click here. In this autobiography, she discusses jemoir motivations, her history, her important friendships, and, most of all, her art. But in hindsight, I loved reading the life of Leni and her story about her “five” lives.


Leni Riefenstahl’s Memoiren – Wikipedia

The propaganda value of her films made during the s repels most modern commentators but many film histories cite the aesthetics as outstanding.

There is no such thing as too old. Book ratings by Goodreads. Pabst, Marlene Dietrich then this is a very useful read. Una mujer como pocas en la historia.

Although she says that Hitler had to argue her into making a documentary and that she agreed to do so against her will, feeling that riefenstahhl genre was alien to her, she directed four official Nazi documentaries between and The self-serving reminiscences of a Nazi propagandist and collaborator who refused me,oir admit it.

It would be impossible to say she did not make an impact on the way films are made. Oct 07, Martyn rated it really liked it.

Leni Riefenstahl, a Memoir

Back during high school a few of us drove to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois to see Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will, a film I have not seen since but remember with extraordinary clarity, so impressive was it, visually speaking. Mar 01, Michelle rated it really liked it Shelves: Controversial indeed, but there is no denying that Riefenstahl is possibly the most innovative female film director and in every way, a true artist.

Paperbackpages. Memoiren First edition cover in Germany. This page was last edited on 17 Februaryat You really want to read it through to the end. Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. Trivia About A Memoir. It is for these works of cinematic propaganda that Riefenstahl is revered and reviled. An autobiography of controversial German dancer, actress and eventually Hitler’s top national film executive, Leni Riefenstahl.

Oct 26, Steven rated it really liked it. May 18, Vasile rated it liked it. The last 80 pages were good. But what she refuses to accept is that as an artist you have some responsibility for the choices you make.


They seemed to appreciate her work as a director more than the Germans did. While, for me, the most interesting parts of her memoirs concern the Nazi years, particularly as regards her associations with leaders of the NDSAP, these do not constitute the bulk of her recollections. Leni would have none of it. Although a great riefenstqhl, Riefenstahl was no intellectual, her lack of understanding of her objective circumstances, her historical and political ignorance, leading her riefentahl dark waters and much aggravation.

Her most famous film was Triumph des Willens Triumph of the Willa propaganda film made at the Nuremberg congress of the Nazi Party.

Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will riefensthal order arrive? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. One of the century’s most remarkable and controversial women, Leni Riefenstahl is an artist of the first order.

riefenstah, But what is there is a stunning record of how Riefenstahl came of age and entered the German film industry when it was at its height, making Mountain Films and developing a production technique that would come to full fruition in her documentaries, Triumph of the Will and Olym Leni Riefenstahl died inwhen she was years old, the last surviving member of Hitler’s inner circle.

She insists on her apolitical freedom, and takes refuge from t Ms. But like anything, when you have that much fame ruefenstahl success, there’s a downside.