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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When the Nubans began wearing clothes and replacing their beautiful wooden calabashes with plastic bottles, Riefenstahl, at the age of 72, took a course in scuba-diving and became an impressive underwater photographer.

It’s an interesting explanatory theory memoig making six not four as you claim films with fascist aesthetics. There was no middle ground anywhere for them.

Some of her early life was a mystery to me, so I was able to understand her challenges, as well as to understand her mentors and the people she admired. Riefenstahl is an incredibly rare blend of a person lacking self-awareness with quite a healthy sense of self-worth and riefentsahl tendencies.

She took up scuba diving at 72, and then went on to make underwater movies.

Leni Riefenstahl Leni Riefenstahl Limited preview – Dec 16, Jessica T. And it did satisfy that need. Review quote “Some books are so exciting that you can’t put them down. A long and rewarding read. She also deals with her post-war life, and the stigma of her past that thwarted future productions. I read Trimborn’s biography of her, which called this book useless for historical purposes and, after reading through Riefenstahl’s recounting of her life up until she began her creepy, capitalistic obsession with the “exotic” peoples she met in Africa, I can corroborate his reasons for distrust.


Clearly, this was not the ideological goal of Nazism but it was an aspect of the Nazi elites that that x saw something of themselves, outsiders, perhaps, in figures like Riefenstahl, Reitsch, and Hitler’s personal secretaries. Now, four years later, St.

A Memoir by Leni Riefenstahl

If you can deal with an unreliable narrator, and you are interested at all in the history of film and fascism, this is a wild and engaging story. But like anything, when you have that much fame and success, there’ I knew nothing about Leni prior to reading this book. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The book also includes memoirs of her underwater marine explorations and her photography which had been published as Coral Memoi.

These productions involved physical rigors amounting to torture, and Riefenstahl showed a fortitude that matched the intensity of her artistic drive, which in turned to directing. But her claims of ignorance are unconvincing – surely the writing was on the wall.

One can tell she is aware that the reader has already convicted her as a Nazi collaborator in his or her mind, and she dances around her life story in an effort to prove her innocence. Her films and photos were her children.

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View all 17 comments. 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. Perhaps that is why we could never stop talking about Leni Riefenstahl that she had been both phenomenal and controversial at the same time almost throughout her life.


Actually my rating 4 for the mempir.

I still can’t believe how badly she was treated by the German people. 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 mfmoir, Pilar Lacasa rated it really liked it.

Leni Riefenstahl, a Memoir

Read, highlight, and take notes, rieenstahl web, tablet, and phone. Memoie Los Angeles Times. The last 80 pages were good. The Memoir acts as msmoir hagiography and part 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.

I wonder if she might have been better served by a bit of contrition. As the blurb says, “as one of the most controversial and debated character of the twenty first century” However, as memokr student studying the rise to prominence of Leni Riefenstahl and looking at it in a historical and source based analyse, it’s a hard and difficult praise.

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 Olym Leni Riefenstahl died inwhen she was years old, the last surviving member of Hitler’s inner circle.