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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Foremost because she had not lost her dignity passing through kemoir life May 09, Roman Moguchiy rated it it was amazing. The book also includes memoirs of her underwater marine explorations and her photography which had been published as Coral Gardens. I think she, like Herbert von Karajan, used the Nazi years to Riefenstahl seems to have had done more in one lifetime than most families manage to do in a generation. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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Una mujer como pocas en la historia. The woman just loved working.

I found it hard to get a handle on this book, Leni presents herself as a woman with a very direct personality and who is strong and almost obsessively driven to succeed in a world were women where still treated as lesser citizens.

It ended rather sadly. She has no problem blaming Goebbels and the rest of the Len crew, but her reverential–almost erotic– attitude towards Hitler is hard to digest.


I doubt she cared about the success of Hitler’s success outside of its relevance to her film career – but she absolutely memoit on it while he was alive.

Leni Riefenstahl, a Memoir

Controversial indeed, but there is no denying that Riefenstahl is possibly the most innovative female film director and in every way, a true artist. Like too many others during the first flush of the National Socialist regime, she saw its iniquities–when indeed she took notice riefensathl anything–as kinks that would straighten out with time; meanwhile her aesthetic sensibilities marched enthusiastically in step with the regime’s need to be seen as something memor transcendent beauty.

Germany’s defeat and revolution in are experienced by the young Leni “in a cloud of unknowing. One of the century’s most remarkable and controversial women, Leni Riefenstahl is an artist of the first order. Memoiren First edition cover in Germany.

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Her most famous film was Triumph des Willens Triumph of the Willa propaganda film made at the Nuremberg congress of the Nazi Party. The memoir is a chronicle of self-worship and self-pity.

After her death, the Associated Press described Riefenstahl as an “acclaimed pioneer of film and photographic techniques”. The propaganda value of her films made during the s repels most modern commentators but many film histories cite the aesthetics as outstanding.

Riefenstahl seems to have had done more in one lifetime than most families manage to do in a generation. Martin’s Press is bringing out the book under the same editor. Oct 26, Steven rated it really liked it.

But like anything, when you have that much fame and success, there’s a downside. Some of her early life was a mystery to me, so I was able to understand her challenges, as well as to understand her mentors and the people she admired. I adore the fact that how she came through on the riefdnstahl of her profession when all other brilliant fellow professionals were dominantly males.


His scores make his case. Her first hand accounts of the Nazi inner circle is quite interesting. View all 17 comments. It must be the guiding hand of adulthood gently nudging me closer to my memolr when I recognize that to continue the tradition of finishing books for the sake of completion is flawed and deserves caveats from time to time.

Trivia About A Memoir. I think about silent movies, women and Germany during the Nazi’s time. This book was worth reading, for me, to satisfy an understanding of who Leni Riefenstahl was. Having been one of the world’s greatest innovative cinematographers, and forced to create what was effectively “the most effective propaganda fill of all time” the Triumph of the Will, Ms Reifenstahl keeps her own reputation intact by being the person who also documented the Olympics, her film of which, Olympia, was given awards in all the countries Hitler later conquered.

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Clearly, this was not the ideological goal of Nazism but it was an aspect of the Nazi elites that that they saw something of themselves, outsiders, perhaps, in figures like Riefenstahl, Mmeoir, and Hitler’s personal secretaries.

And to die without taking a hint of credit for that involvement sprays the splendid halls of her absolutely stunning art with ceiling sprinklers filled with shit. There is no such thing as too old.

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