Analysis Of Leni Riefenstahl 's Film Triumph Of The Will Essay

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Leni Riefenstahl’s movie Triumph of the Will is recorded in a documentary style, and appears to be propaganda movie of Germany, Hitler and the Nazi party. It is quite influential because it is filled with Third Reich’s powerful speeches which are very intense and persuasive in addressing the German nation. The movie is intense, filled with powerful speeches addressing the public and appears to be staged and choreographed. For example, at one point, the public workers come together in a group and begin singing to Hitler to show their respect toward him. In addition, the movie is recorded during war time which in reality is very sad and depressing, but the music throughout the entire movie is joyful which defeats the purpose of recording the movie during war times.
Leni Riefenstahl’s main idea behind the documentary style was to show the power of Germany, especially Hitler as the mighty leader. Each scene in the movie is building a sequence of events which educates the viewer how Germany was able to stay strong during hard times. Meaning, from the very beginning Germany was rebuilding itself from total destruction to become a strong country with a world power. Riefenstahl, showed how grateful the German country was for having Hitler was their leader by showing their nationalism and pride to the county and gratefulness towards Hitler as a leader. Therefore, the idea behind it is to show the large number of supporters behind the Nazi party and how all this tied into uprising of…

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