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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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 memour also documented the Olympics, her film of which, Olympia, was given awards in all the countries Hitler later conquered.

Trivia About A Memoir. Along with insights into directing and camera work, Riefenstahl offers riefenstahp emotional, powerful story of a woman who refuses to be defined by any terms other than her own. It’s impossible to consider Riefenstahl’s Any goal she set for herself she achieved, all men desired her, all women were jealous of her which she portrays as an annoying hindrance to her work. Regarding the brilliant Berlin festivities surrounding the Olympics, she writes, “I had no inkling of the human tragedies taking place behind all that gaiety.

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. Jul 27, Candace rated it it was amazing. I think she, like Herbert von Karajan, used the Nazi years to launch her career.

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, Reitsch, and Hitler’s personal secretaries. Riefenstahl seems to have had done more in one lifetime than most families manage to do in a generation. The book also includes memoirs of her underwater marine explorations and her photography which had been published as Coral Gardens.


But what is there is a stunning record of how Riefenstahl came of age and entered the German film industry when it was at its height, making Mountain Films and developing a production technique that would come to full fruition in her documentaries, Triumph of the Will and Olympia.

Leni Riefenstahl, a Memoir

She was 85 when she published this book Nov 06, Alejandro Salgado B. I made it pages into this memoir, a shallow, narcissistic journey through the emmoir down, cleaned up story that Riefenstahl chose to present as her own at the end of her horrifically long life. Consequently, I picked this up without knowing much about the author beyond the fact that she was the most famous film director associated with the Third Reich. However when Leni tries to provide any form of self-analysis or reflection there are problems with her ego and her need to excuse herself for being A substantive and informative book which has as its central problem the issue of Riefenstahl’s complicity in the Nazi regime.

The propaganda movies were mostly tasteless poor quality works, but her work was utterly impressive and certainly was a lot more effective for the propaganda machine.

Mar 08, Stephanie rated it liked it. Goebbels, Von Sternberg, and even US Olympian Glenn Morris were just a few of the high profile memiir reduced to sobbing riefejstahl of humanity begging to be possessed by her – She enumerates all the fiefenstahl her film screenings receive – She maintains her ignorance of any atrocities committed in Germany and Poland – The way in which film production was managed under the Nazis was really bizarre What is most maddening is that as folks like Brecht and Lang fled Germany – even as she had offers to work in Hollywood, as she claimed – she stayed on.


You really want to read it through to the end. Coral Gardens Wonder under Kemoir That decision haunts her to the end of her life and dogs her career, which after the war consists of denazification tribunals, libel suits, and bouts of poverty.

How much of her life after was an attempt to cover up and mislead history memoid not clarified by this memoir.

I would venture to guess that she belonged to the tradition of Teutonic romanticism, which dovetailed very smoothly into the blazoned Wagnerian scenario of the Nazis. A Memoir Leni Riefenstahl St.

Individuals become expressions of natural will and order. In the s she re-established herself as an artist with her photographs of the Sudanese Nubans, a tribe of physically superb warriors untainted by modern civilization.

It is also an interesting book, in that hers has been a life marked by the most drastic high and low points and by an inexpungable stamina. Paperbackpages. Much of this later work is associated with Africa, the Sudan in particular. The Germans seemed to have gone from the extreme of accepting everything Hitler and the Nazis did to accepting nothing about the Nazis and Hitler.

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The book garnered a positive critical reception. She was no doubt a gifted, strong willed and clever woman. The woman just loved working. If one is looking for some kind of insight and anecdotal observations on the Weimar film industry, major actors and directors of the period such as Emil Jannings, F. Now, four years later, St. Feb 01, Rom Gayoso rated it liked it. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

She had a lot of great happiness in her life, and some amazing adventures. She wants to come across as a victim. Book ratings by Goodreads.