Student’s Name Professor’s Name Subject Date Leni Riefenstahl WWII In the years after the end of the Second World War the European cinema witnessed a change of perception that was different from that viewed in the preceding decade; the military conflicts were slowly coming to a close on the other hand there rose a clash of cultures. It was the introduction of a new era that was innovative reacting against the thematic and stylistic conventions that previously dictated the European film landscape (Bordwell David Kristin Thompson and Jeff Smith pg. 134-189 2016). Leni Riefenstahl is one of the filmmakers who were able to make numerous changes in the film industry during the Nazi regime despite critics of her main agenda in the industry. The following document focuses on the life of Leni Riefenstahl impacts of the end of WWII on the filmmaker and also compares the work of Leni still photography capturing and publishing works that focused on the primitive Nuba tribe found in Sudan (Riefenstahl Leni pg. 102 1995). In conclusion Leni was able to achieve a new and unique aesthetics in filmmaking and introduced the groundbreaking cinematic approach of holding cameras that are still in use up to date. Never the less despite the numerous contribution and capturing of one of the Olympic wins by an African American Jesse Owens her connection and association with the Nazi propagandist her position remained a controversy until her death in the year 2003. Works Cited Bordwell David Kristin Thompson and Jeff Smith. Film art: An introduction. McGraw-Hill Education 2016. Godard Jean Luc and Youssef Ishaghpour. Cinema: the archeology of film and the memory of a century. Berg Publishers 2005. Graham Cooper C. Leni Riefenstahl and Olympia (Filmmakers Series). The Scarecrow Press Inc. 2002. Riefenstahl Leni. Leni Riefenstahl. Macmillan 1995. [...]
1500 word essay about Leni Riefenstahl, her impact and influence on filmmaking, and the effect of Germany and Hitler losing WWII had on her career. This cannot be just a biography, so must be compared to the success or failure WWII had on another filmmaker from France or the Soviet Union.