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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She accounts for her acclaimed career as a photographer, notably that of Sudan ‘s Nuba tribe recounted in The Last of the Nuba and other publications. Paperbackpages. Preview — A Memoir by Leni Riefenstahl. She seems to have been well accepted by the Americans and British. Trivia About A Memoir.

A Memoir by Leni Riefenstahl

The book also includes memoirs of her underwater marine explorations and her photography which had been published as Coral Gardens. Leni Riefenstahl Leni Riefenstahl Limited preview – No translator is credited on the title page.

Her Dream of Africa documentary.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Dec 16, Jessica T. And it did satisfy that need. The self-serving reminiscences of a Nazi propagandist and collaborator who refused to admit it. The Memoir acts as part hagiography and ridfenstahl systematic breakdown of every criticism levied against her in favor of her version of a life where the most successful Nazi-image crafter of the Third Reich committed absolutely no wrong while profligating under the warm handshake of Hitler.


As my good friend and film professor Laura said – “I think, though, that because she was affiliated with the Nazis, people who defend her have to inflate her contribution to cinema in order to justify their interest in her.

I think she, like Herbert von Karajan, used the Nazi years to launch her career. Her filmic transitioning remains an art form in and of itself; her work flows, moves, and isolates its subjects against natural and epic backgrounds. May 07, Vladislav Velizanin rated it it was amazing.

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You really want to read it through to the end. To ask other readers questions about A Memoirplease sign up. There was no middle ground anywhe The last 80 pages were good. She was sick most of her life, and really married to her work, though she had a few longterm affairs and one marriage during the war. By using this site, you agree riefensgahl the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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May 09, Roman Moguchiy rated it it was amazing. It’s an interesting explanatory theory for making six not four as you claim films with fascist aesthetics. Other than clips from her later Olympia, I have not seen her other cinematic productions.

But what she refuses to accept is that as mmeoir artist you have some responsibility for the choices you make. How much of her life after was an attempt to cover up and mislead history is not clarified by this memoir. In this autobiography, she discusses her motivations, her history, her important friendships, and, most of all, her art.

Leni Riefenstahl, a Memoir

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of 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. The fact that she refers to men she hires to literally play slaves in her slave movie to be called “Black Freight” near Uganda as “my blacks” in what seems like a complete lack of awareness for how referring to people you barely know in the possessive while being accused of involvement in human rights’ violations might be counterintuitive to a book where you’re trying to paint yourself as a saint is a strong argument example for how incapable she was at the end of her life of understanding how at any point she could have had an indirectly negative role in the Holocaust.


An autobiography of controversial German dancer, actress and eventually Hitler’s top national film executive, Leni Riefenstahl.

Her insistence through the decades that she directed the documentaries solely as works of art, that the thought of propaganda never crossed her mind, has had the ring of a bald-faced lie.

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. I doubt she cared about the success of Hitler’s success outside of its riefensahl to her film career – but she absolutely thrived on memiir while he was alive.

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