Caroline Rowland (London 2012), Gu Jun (Beijing 2008), Mai Zetterling (Munich 1972) and Leni Riefenstahl
(Berlin 1936) are the four other women who had the honour of directing an official film for the world's biggest sporting event.
His work is deeply researched and thoroughly contextualized, with fascinating vignettes about the many well-known figures who visited the island, including August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, who wrote the German national anthem on the island, Franz Kafka, Werner Heisenberg, Leni Riefenstahl
, and Adolf Hitler.
He also directed Greta Garbo, Asta Nielsen and Leni Riefenstahl
in their early film roles.
A German cultural foundation has been bequeathed photos, films, manuscripts and letters that belonged to the controversial filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl
, best known as the director of several Nazi propaganda movies.The Berlin-based Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation said on Monday that it had received an extensive collection of photographic and film material as well as manuscripts, letters, various files and documents that the director amassed during her lifetime.
The work is based on a true story highly publicised in the media.A few lessons in historyAnother work of Schulczova and Oleksak is Leni, a fictitious meeting of two real life personalities, Hitler's favourite photographer Leni Riefenstahl
and famous US TV host Johnny Carson, who invites her to his show and then grills her about her involvement with the Nazi state in Germany.
A skilled cameraman, Hans Ertl was a key member of Leni Riefenstahl
's Nazi propaganda unit, but when World War II ended, he was rendered a pariah in his native Germany.
Filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl
was commissioned by the German Olympic Committee to film the Games for $7 million.
Last year, critics described his camerawork as reminiscent of Leni Riefenstahl
's Nazi propaganda film 'Triumph of the Will.' This year, his shots were compared to the styles of European directors Carl Theodor Dreyer and Sergio Leone.
's The Triumph of the Will was, as the name suggests, a manifestation of what the Nazis continued to believe just weeks before Germany's surrender -- that emerging victorious from a war was merely a matter of believing in it.
This carefully constructed identity was intended to serve as the private counterpart to the public persona already established through the propagandistic works of, most notably, Leni Riefenstahl
. While Riefenstahl had before her a preexisting monumental built environment in which to record her subject and his adoring legions, the same cannot be said with regard to Hitler's domesticity.
23) in the realm of fiction and poetry, she states that her aim will instead be to focus intensively on the presentation of these engagements in the works of six key figures in nature writing and the visual arts, whose works represent important phases in the development of the modern German environmental imagination: Georg Forster, Alexander von Humboldt, Caspar David Friedrich, Albert Bierstadt, Leni Riefenstahl
and Werner Herzog.
In its case, there have been no recorded cases of any particular violence, but there has been anti-Semitic rhetoric from some of its members, and the torchlight parades that it organises from time to time are ones that Leni Riefenstahl
, documentarist of the Nazis, would certainly recognise.