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The Resource Leni : the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl, Steven Bach

Leni : the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl, Steven Bach

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Leni : the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl
Title
Leni
Title remainder
the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl
Statement of responsibility
Steven Bach
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on new primary sources - recordings of Leni Riefenstahl herself, interviews with her collegues and intimate friends - Steven Bach puts the lie to her lifelong portrayal of herself as an apolitical artist who knew nothing of the Holocaust, firmly denying her connection to the Nazi regime that she had helped to promote
Summary
Leni Riefenstahl, the woman best known as "Hitler's filmmaker," is one of the most controversial personalities of the twentieth century. Her story is one of huge talent and huger ambition, one that probes the sometimes blurred borders dividing art and beauty from truth and humanity. Two of her films, Olympia and Triumph of the Will, are universally regarded as among the greatest and most innovative documentaries ever made, but they are also insidious glorifications of Hitler and the Third Reich. Relying on new sources--including interviews with her colleagues and intimate friends, as well as on previously unknown recordings of Riefenstahl herself--biographer Bach untangles the truths and lies behind this gifted woman's lifelong self-vindication as an apolitical artist who claimed she knew nothing of the Holocaust and denied her complicity with the criminal regime she both used and sanctified.--From publisher description
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2007
Biography type
individual biography
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185421
Cataloging source
SALS
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Bach, Steven
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Riefenstahl, Leni
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Women motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion pictures
Target audience
general
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the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl
Label
Leni : the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl, Steven Bach
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Publication
Note
First published: New York : A.A. Knopf, c2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-385) and index
Control code
000043377747
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
468 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780349115535
Other physical details
ill., ports
System control number
(OCoLC)213382210
Label
Leni : the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl, Steven Bach
Publication
Note
First published: New York : A.A. Knopf, c2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-385) and index
Control code
000043377747
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
468 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780349115535
Other physical details
ill., ports
System control number
(OCoLC)213382210

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