triumph of the will response

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Morgan Curtis German Film September 30, 2008 Triumph of the Will Response Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will is one of the earliest German Nazi propaganda film, and it is arguably the most influential. The way in which this film was shot and edited emphasized the change and renewed hope in Germany at this time. The Nazi regime was greatly loved and had widespread support throughout Germany. The music used throughout this film was quite upbeat and joyful. The use of this joyous music emphasized the feelings of the general public under Hitler’s command. The movie was shot in a documentary style, and the story progressed with the Third Reich’s speeches and public addresses; as the speeches became more intense, the story did as
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Unformatted text preview: well. The documentary did have some moments in which the events looked staged or choreographed, but in making a propaganda film there has to be these moments of unity. The scene that stands out is when many young men, who appear to work for Germany in a sort of public works programs intended to strengthen the country’s infrastructure, come together in one voice and begin to sing to Hitler. This portion of the film seems staged, but with this propaganda, the public needs to see this unity and effort in coming together for one cause (Germany)....
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