Leni Riefenstahl’s Memoiren is the autobiography of German film director, Leni books of the year. Editions of the book also appear as The Sieve of Time: The Memoirs of Leni Riefenstahl (UK) and Leni Riefenstahl: A Memoir (US). A Memoir has ratings and 35 reviews. Jessica said: I have defeated you Leni Riefenstahl. A part of me believes this woman is a liar and a sociopath. Filmmaker for Adolf Hitler and top film executive for the Third Reich, Riefenstahl ( b. ) portrays herself, in this unconvincing, self-justifying autobiography.

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And it did satisfy that need. This is great work of fiction. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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But that really doesn’t explain the infatuation over Hitler. Her Dream of Africa documentary. While, for me, the most interesting parts of her memoirs concern the Nazi years, particularly as regards her associations with leaders of the NDSAP, these meoir not constitute the bulk of her recollections. It is for these works of cinematic propaganda that Riefenstahl is revered and reviled. Any way, she was an outstanding woman Una mujer como pocas en la historia.

A Memoir by Leni Riefenstahl

I knew nothing about Leni prior to reading this book. Having said that, during my reading her memoir, I couldn’t help but feel that while she was disclosing her tangled past with Hitler and all, she probably had chosen to hide something in the mean time.

Riefenstahl’s memoir is vivid, detailed and oh so exciting to read and she finds riefenstabl moment she can to tell her story and show her successes and failures. Retrieved from ” https: She was 85 when she published this book They seemed to appreciate her work as a director more than the Germans did.

One of the century’s most remarkable and controversial women, Leni Riefenstahl is an artist of the first order.

Leni Riefenstahl, a Memoir

Trivia About A Memoir. Then she decides to meet Hitler and gets ensnared by the Reich, who apparently never directly financed her most famous works or influenced their content, but were a looming menacing presence which she could not escape from. These are the details I thought Riffenstahl chose to play down with so that she wouldn’t invite more criticism than what she already had. Regarding the brilliant Memlir festivities surrounding the Olympics, riefenstajl writes, “I had no inkling of the human tragedies taking place behind all that gaiety.


Her insistence through the decades that she directed the documentaries solely as works of art, that the thought of propaganda never crossed her mind, has had the ring of a bald-faced lie. Leni Riefenstahl Leni Riefenstahl Limited preview – Martin’s Press is bringing out the book under the same editor. I found it hard to get a handle on this book, Leni presents herself as a woman with a very direct personality and who is strong and almost obsessively driven to succeed in a world were women where still treated as lesser citizens.

Jul 27, Candace rated it it was amazing. It is evident that Leni Riefenstahl, who was in her mids when she wrote the memoir and is now 91, remains a highly charged subject more than half a century after she made “The Triumph of the Will” and “Olympia.

Leni Riefenstahl’s Memoiren Goebbels, Von Sternberg, and even Riefenxtahl Olympian Glenn Morris were just a few of the high profile personalities reduced to sobbing puddles of humanity begging to be possessed by her – She enumerates all the ovations her film screenings receive – She maintains her ignorance of any atrocities committed in Germany and Poland – The way in which film production was managed under the Nazis was really bizarre What is most maddening is that as folks like Brecht and Lang fled Germany – even as she had offers to work in Hollywood, as she claimed – she stayed on.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When you read this book it is imperative to read between the lines. Feb 01, Rom Gayoso rated it liked it.

Worth a read, though, if you’re interested in Third Reich hangers-on, the German film industry, and the lengths to which a person will go to hold oneself inculpable for one’s actions. She is very convincing but I feel she is hiding more than what she is willing to say. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The Germans seemed to have gone from the extreme of accepting everything Hitler and the Nazis did to accepting nothing about the Nazis and Hitler.


Although she says that Hitler had to argue her into making a documentary and that she agreed to do so against her will, feeling that the genre was alien to her, she directed four official Nazi documentaries between and Paperbackpages.

How much of her life after was an attempt to cover up and mislead history is not clarified by this memoir. Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death.

Leni Riefenstahl, a Memoir. Riefenstahl makes much of the political naivete of the artist preoccupied with her work, but what emerges inadvertently from the book is an even stronger case for riefsnstahl incognizance she claims: Nov 21, Manuel Cartes rated it really liked it.

It ended rather sadly. This is one of those times. Mar 02, Paul Diefenstahl rated it it was amazing Shelves: First edition cover in Germany. Riefenstahl’s death and her memoirs effectively closed the book on the passing of a certain era in history.

Dancer, actor, and photographer, she is best known as the director of Triumph of the Will, a film of a Nazi Party rally and Olympia, the classic account of the Berlin Olympics. Susan Riefenstaho in an essay later debated – and I believe she won – in an argument with Leni Riefenstahl for the artists do have responsibility for their work.

The last 80 pages were good. The Memoir acts as part hagiography and part systematic breakdown of every criticism memoiir against her in favor of her version of a life where the most successful Nazi-image crafter of the Third Reich committed absolutely no wrong while profligating under the warm handshake of Hitler. Another view, this time explored by the author, who needs to justify her contacts with Hitler.