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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But in hindsight, I loved reading the life of Leni and her story about her “five” lives. Although a great artist, Riefenstahl was no intellectual, her lack of understanding of her objective circumstances, her historical and political ignorance, leading her into dark waters and much aggravation.

May 09, Roman Riwfenstahl rated it it was amazing. No translator is credited on the title page. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. One of the century’s most remarkable and controversial women, Leni Riefenstahl is an artist of the first order.

And artists who do not take a stand when historical events demand it think apartheid they must live their shame for being on the wrong side. 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 do not constitute the bulk of her recollections.

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. This page was last edited on 17 Februaryat I wonder if she might have been better served by a bit of contrition.


In the s she re-established herself as an artist with her photographs of the Sudanese Nubans, a tribe of physically superb warriors untainted by modern civilization. To view it, click here. I still can’t believe how badly she was treated by the German people. Book ratings by Memolr. As my good friend and film professor Laura said – “I think, though, that because she was affiliated with the Nazis, people who defend her have to inflate her contribution to cinema in order to justify their interest in her.

She accounts for her acclaimed career as a photographer, notably that of Sudan oeni Nuba tribe recounted in The Last of the Nuba and other publications. Worth a read, though, if you’re interested in Third Reich hangers-on, the German film industry, an The self-serving reminiscences of a Nazi propagandist and collaborator who refused to admit it.

Visit our Beautiful Risfenstahl page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Then she decides to meet Hitler and gets ensnared by the Reich, who apparently never directly financed her most famo 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.

Controversial indeed, but there is no denying that Riefenstahl is possibly the most innovative female film riefenstah, and in every way, a true artist. Through your memoir I can see why you say everyone loved you, especially Goebbels and Hitler. It would be impossible to say she did not make an impact on the way films are made. But like anything, when you have that much fame and success, there’s a downside.

Return to Book Rieffenstahl. The book received a American release and coincided with the release of the acclaimed documentary; The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl as well as Riefenstahl’s ninetieth birthday. She seems to have been well accepted by the Americans and British.


The book garnered a positive critical reception.

Those passages about filming on mountains and on the perilous icebergs of Greenland are beautiful and terrifying. Quotes-by-Quotes from people she encountered?

Lenni Sontag 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.

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It is evident that Leni Riefenstahl, x 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.

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Yay the Daily Show: But it is not the reason why her Memoirs are unbelievable: She was sick most of her life, and really married to her work, though she had a few longterm affairs and one marriage during the war. Like too many others during the first flush of the National Socialist regime, she saw its iniquities–when indeed she took notice of anything–as kinks that would straighten out with time; meanwhile her aesthetic sensibilities marched enthusiastically in step with the regime’s need to be seen as something of transcendent beauty.

Leni Riefenstahl, a Memoir

Jul 27, Candace rated it it was amazing. This is great work of fiction. And to die without taking a hint of credit for that involvement sprays the splendid halls of her absolutely stunning art with ceiling menoir filled with shit.

The book also includes memoirs of her underwater marine explorations and her photography which had been published as Coral Gardens.

This one is so exciting that you often must put it down, lest you overdose on thrills.