Monday, March 30, 2009
Triumph of the Will
First of all no one should ever have a mustache like that, I'm sorry haha. Just having the knowledge of Nazi's and the Holocaust prior to viewing this film didn't make me too excited about watching it. The film was also hard to watch because there was hardly any dialogue, basically just Hitler yelling at the top of his lungs with subtitles. Since the film was slow in transitioning from scene to scene my attention was kind of lost here and there. But I have to say for a woman of her time Leni Riefenstahl was one hell of a filmmaker. The whole film was explicitly shot and I'm still astounded at the amount of real people that were involved. There were hundreds of thousands of people for the film, you just don't see that in movies today. The dragging out of each part was simply just to get you to really take in the propaganda that was being conveyed, which was Riefenstahl's intention. It's funny how in the handout she says "I had no idea what Hilter was doing" along with millions of others who admitted to being "clueless" once the Holocaust was over, obviously full blown lies. I just cannot even imagine what the Jews had gone through and how some crazy people to this day think that that was OK to do to them. All in all I thought this film was well put together but a little difficult for me to get that interested in.
Posted by Heather Martin at 7:44 PM