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‘TRIUMPH OF THE WILL’ Analysis

Discussion in 'WWII Films & TV' started by Maksym Chornyi, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. Maksym Chornyi

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    ‘TRIUMPH OF THE WILL’ Analysis

    After my August trip to Nuremberg and visiting ww2 sites, I’ve decided to manage a thoroughly detailed historical and movie analysis of the most well-known propaganda movie in history. Let’s deepen into the personality of Leni Riefenstahl, the historical features of the “Triumph of the Will”, analyze each of the 12 scenes in detail, plan by plan – speech by speech, as well as the movie techniques, behind the scenes story. I’ve used an extensive library on the subject and two weeks of work finalized in an article of 5000-words volume.

    Please feel free to comment. Feedback inspirers me to travel, write and share thoughts.

    https://war-documentary.info/triumph-of-the-will/

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    It will be a while before I can take a serious look at it but thanks for your efforts. Hopefully this will provoke some thoughtful posts and discussion.
     
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    IMHO it's an important piece of history that can't be analyzed enough. Haven't watched it frame by frame in a long time. I have found most National Socialist propaganda films hard to stomach for long periods of time.
     
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    I think the most painful thing to learn from this will be how similar it can be to some western propaganda...........
     
  5. Martin Bull

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    I'm reading your thread in instalments, with great interest.

    It's fascinating to see the propaganda techniques used. As others have said, it's maybe rather 'heavy going' tp watch through at one sitting - but the opening sequences remain very impressive ( frighteningly so... ).

    Many thanks for posting your research here !
     
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    Thank you. I confess, I even make a screenshot of such good feedback - it motivates me to spend hours writing.
     
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    Here is 2p.

    Triumph of the Will is that it was fake news - but better staged than some current day. .

    The focus of the film is the 1934 Nazi party rally. Wikipedia entry
    But the biggest single party event of 1934 was the bloody execution of the leadership of the SA....
     

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