Nazi Propaganda Film: The Triumph Of The Will

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Triumph of the Will This film was directed by Leni Reifenstahl. It documents the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremburg. It was released in 1935 and is one of the most memorable Nazi Propaganda films. For the argument of the evolution of Nazi propaganda films this film has to be in it. Reifenstahl was finally able to shoot a film the way she wanted too. She produced a Nazi film a few years earlier but had limited people and minimal funding. On this film, the Nazi party let her produce and direct a film the way she would want, granted the Nazis had their hands in the production the whole time to allow the film to be produce a positive film on them. This is an essential in the discussion of Nazi Propaganda films. The opening scene is meant to …show more content…
This propaganda film does not focus on the majesty of the Nazi party like The Triumph of the Will (1935), but rather the Nazi ideology of anti-Semitism. The film is styled as a documentary to give the feel of realism. This film is one of the later films released by the Nazi party and shows the strength the party had on idealism. Unlike previous films, which politically tried to persuade German citizens to join the party, it focuses on the scapegoat tactic the Nazi used to blame the Jews on the crumbling of the German society and economy. It stresses the idea of the Jews doing this by calling them an infectious race that hordes money not allowing it to enter the economy. It also calls them lazy by stating they do not like having physical jobs that they build with their hands rather than being just merchants that rip people off scamming the German people. The film is edited by showing Jewish people in the Ghetto, where they were forced to live in poor living conditions, with a narrator explaining they enjoy the filth and will not amount to anything. This film shows the evolution of Nazi propaganda by showing how the films were originally political speeches and political moves, where this later film shows the ideology being pushed more by its anti-semiotic

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