Triumph of the Will
(Remastered IHF Deluxe Edition) DVD
AND Behind the Scenes Book Combo Set
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Triumph of the Will (Remastered IHF Deluxe Edition)
Banned for more than 30 years, Triumph of the Will by Leni Riefenstahl generated perhaps the greatest moral and legal controversy in the history of cinema. It is now available, complete and uncut from International Historic Films. The subject of the film is the 1934 Nazi Party convention. Staged annually at Nuremburg, the convention was a seriesof speeches by Nazi leaders, reviews of their uniformed followers, and mass rallies involving thousands of people. Although Riefenstahl's work has been labeled a Nazi propaganda film,it is actually the filming of a propaganda subject by a non-Nazi, a woman whose appointment by Hitler to make the film was resented by the propagandists in the Nazi hiearchy. The result is a facinating expression of one individual's impression of the Hitler movement. Riefenstahl's film pioneered many dramatic techniques of film direction and editing which have effectively translated to the screen all the paganistic joy, the unrestrained emotion, and the awesome power which characterized the Nazi rallies. The complete domminance of one man's personality through out the film, as well as over an entire nation, is more forcefully conveyed to the viewer's awareness in Triumph of the Will than in any other film or book about the Third Reich in existance. Even today, Triumph of the Will is considered a masterpiece - an extraordinary blend of inspired art, direction, and cinematography. (Click here to view complete contents list »)
Behind the Scenes of the National Party Convention Film Book
Hinter den Kulissen des Reichsparteitags Film (Behind the Scenes of the National Party Convention Film) Book , a book of text plus numerous photographs, was published in March, 1935, to coincide with the Berlin premiere of Leni Riefenstahlís Triumph of the Will. Riefenstahl, after 1945, distanced herself from the book, claiming she had never seen it until after publication. Here is an exact reproduction of the original, word-for-word, image-for-image, perfectly replicating the original layout of a book which most persons have never seen. Now for the first time in English, with a scholarly foreword by Professor David Culbert, who did the translation. Hundreds of photographs, including iconic images from the most famous propaganda film ever made.
USA, 2010, 7 3/4 x 10 inches, softcover, 111 pages, 136 B&W Photos