What is left of H?
How did the Germans see and hear of H?
I. For all we know, we know very little.
The whole construction of the celebrity. The phigure is staged, packaged and
construction. Celebrity is a function of similarity.
We still dont know what ca
What does this film document? Not only how Nazi wanted the world to see them but also
how Nazis saw the world, dreamed about the world. Nazis what if?
Political convention that is conceived as a media event- the new discovery of this film,
something we ta
We suspect out feelings are unauthentic or unoriginal. Ironic suspetbilty, everything is second hand and
derivative- we suspect
Now, post-ironic era
Ironic is a way to advertise now (Ironically visit Applebees)
Media anticipates the response of publc and
It reflects on the history of the cinema, it redefines what cinema can do: in a sinister and intelligent way.
Its a very heterogeneous cinema: Weimar cinema
Expressionist cinema, but also street cinema: what it felt like to live there, sense of a present.
III Reclamation of History
Constant reference to lost WWI, its the reality, its the historical document, duty to the diseased, duty to
the survived vets.
Not a spontaneous mass gathering, youre prepared for the spectacle.
Symmetry of the image, the use of
Esperanto for the masses: art, cinema, and commerce in one.
Film is more mass than other arts bc its more exclusive, it entitles the whole world.
In early cinmena all options were open, no one knew what will it serve. In this 90 second movies no one
B. Right-wing discourse, its an attempt to celebrate her. Closing images of the 93 film:
she lives in a reclusive, far away place, which is best for her, but she still cant run away
from the history. Its such an incredible burden that to say sotty its too
Leni Riefenstahl: TW has no propaganda, its only about work and peace. Theres no
anti-semitic or military messagesI never was happy or proud I made it. All the slavery,
hard work nearly ruined my health, and for what? Of course before the war it got all t
An essential vision of what the country should be, an anachronistic image of traditional values
How to create a larger scene of belonging? Media!
Primeval assurance, blend of the old and the new (nazi symbols), calmness, It gradually
overflows into the im
H didnt become dehistorisized, but he became distorted. A lot of research suggests that
In 1920s political counterfeiter, a confidence man. Only different moment takes of historical H.
Every image of him is false, bc theres no complete picture. Hes so mom
Hitler Youth Quex (by Hans Steinhoff) : submissive woman that needs to disappear.
Heine, mother and dad (no names). Stoppel, Gerta bad guys. Kass, Ulla good nazi guys.
Subjects linked to partys ideologies. Forest as a sign of mystery, confusion (Min