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13-07-2019, 20:05   #1
 
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Who's up for watching the highly rated Triumph of the Will (87% rotten tomatoes and 4/5 imdb)?

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6uajey

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Triumph of the Will (Triumph des Willens) is a filmed record of the 1934 Nazi Party Convention, in Nuremberg. No, it is more than just a record: it is an exultation of Adolf Hitler, who from the moment his plane descends from Valhalla-like clouds is visually characterized as a God on Earth. The "Jewish question" is disposed of with a few fleeting closeups; filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl prefers to concentrate on cheering crowds, precision marching, military bands, and Hitler's climactic speech, all orchestrated, choreographed and illuminated on a scale that makes Griffith and DeMille look like poverty-row directors.
-https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/triumph_of_the_will
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"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you."
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Leni riefenstahl may have worked for the Nazis but she was a great director. She led a very interesting life.
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Who's up for watching the highly rated Triumph of the Will (87% rotten tomatoes and 4/5 imdb)?

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6uajey


-https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/triumph_of_the_will
I did Nazi that film before. I hope it's Göring to be good. I'll be führious if it's not.

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I would suggest Chaplin's "The Great Dictator". One of my favourite documentaries.
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Illinois Nazis? I hate Illinois nazis.
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I did Nazi that film before. I hope it's Göring to be good. I'll be führious if it's not.

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You should watch it, it's gas.
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Das Boot, extended edition.
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Starship Troopers would be the perfect movie, the left can enjoy the satire, the right can just not notice it, and the center can enjoy the action
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we're about due a pun thread
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RoboCop is my favourite ultra violent satire.
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I watched it previously.
Its a fascinating piece of historical film.
Don't worry - critical thinking will see you through.
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Who's up for watching the highly rated Triumph of the Will (87% rotten tomatoes and 4/5 imdb)?

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6uajey

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Triumph of the Will (Triumph des Willens) is a filmed record of the 1934 Nazi Party Convention, in Nuremberg. No, it is more than just a record: it is an exultation of Adolf Hitler, who from the moment his plane descends from Valhalla-like clouds is visually characterized as a God on Earth. The "Jewish question" is disposed of with a few fleeting closeups; filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl prefers to concentrate on cheering crowds, precision marching, military bands, and Hitler's climactic speech, all orchestrated, choreographed and illuminated on a scale that makes Griffith and DeMille look like poverty-row directors.
-https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/triumph_of_the_will
Its a nasty, awful movie but much like Birth of a Nation in the US (which basically promoted lynching black people for mixing with white women) from a purely technical viewpoint it is excellent and represented many huge steps forward in how films would be made from that point on. So it might be nasty in terms of content, but it is highly culturally significant.

The far right and nazis, to be fair to them, have always been highly adept at using new technology and messaging systems to their advantage (another example is that the inventor of the megaphone I think it was, went to his grave feeling responsible for the holocaust because Hitler used it to drown out dissenting voices and spread his own message much more efficiently in Germany).
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