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Leni Riefenstahl and Olympia : Filmakers Series - Cooper C. Graham

Leni Riefenstahl and Olympia

Filmakers Series

Paperback Published: 28th December 1986
ISBN: 9780810839618
Number Of Pages: 323

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New in Paper! Leni Riefenstahl's four-hour film, Olympia, a major propaganda achievement of Nazi Germany in the 1930's, deals with the Eleventh Olympic Games that were held in Berlin in 1936. Olympia is also perhaps the best German film produced during the National Socialist period. Graham has scrutinized the history of the film and shows that it was deeply involved with the regime, both in its stages of production and in its later distribution. He also argues that the film can be regarded as a masterpiece of propaganda, and further, that virtually any work of this nature is bound to have a propaganda effect, whether intended or not. The author relates the film's subsequent history against the background of the worsening political situation in Europe. The events leading up to World War II were to have a profound effect on the future of the film. Aside from the political issues, the book describes the fascinating story of the making of an epic film. The book will be of value to film historians, sports scholars, and those interested in the history and culture of Nazi Germany. Available in paperback 2002. Cloth version previously published in 1986.

...A fascinating account which can be read, studied, and enjoyed on several levels....The author brilliantly succeeds in keeping his story lucid and gripping, totally involving the reader throughout.--Film Review Annual

Prefacep. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Editor's Forewordp. xiii
The Background and Financing of the Olympic Filmp. 1
Organization and Planningp. 27
The Filming of the Olympic Gamesp. 75
The Editing of the Olympic Filmp. 133
The History of the Film After Its Releasep. 194
Conclusionp. 250
Contract Between Ministry of Propaganda and Leni Riefenstahlp. 264
Contract Between the Newsreel Companies and Olympia-Film GmbHp. 266
"A Report on the Production of the Olympic Films"p. 270
"Appeal to the Filmbewertungsstelle, Jan. 20, 1958"p. 280
Official Credits for the Filmp. 292
Sources Consultedp. 294
Indexp. 311
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ISBN: 9780810839618
ISBN-10: 081083961X
Series: Filmakers Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 323
Published: 28th December 1986
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.62 x 14.05  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.46