Leni Riefenstahl

by Kevin Brownlow
Amazon.com Review
Leni Riefenstahl was an incredibly gifted filmmaker, regardless of her politics. Fortunately, politics didn't obscure the perfection of the film "Olympia", made at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, from which these stark, beautiful black-and-white photographs were made. Riefenstahl pioneered innovative camera angles and techniques in order to create a strong vision of the Olympics. She presents athletes as artists -- practitioners of the art of sport. Through her lens, we view the epitome of the beauty of athleticism, the excitement of competition, and the zenith of human idealism. Very highly recommended.
Publisher's Description
In August of 1936, Leni Riefenstahl was commissioned to film a documentary of the Olympic games in Berlin. Olympia has since become one of the most important films in the work of this visionary artist. Now, images from the film have been collected into one gorgeous edition. Set against the oppressiveness of the political climate of the time, the intensity and grace of Riefenstahl's athletes unifies them in her vision--the power of the human spirit.
ISBN: 0312113714
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Hardcover : 287 pages
Language: English
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