Triumph of the Will essay

In the history of cinematograph the period before and during the World War II is well known for a number of propaganda films, which attracted huge social attention and were aimed on raising social and political activity of the nation. Triumph of Will (Germ. Triumph des Willens) could be the best illustration of propaganda cinematograph of pre-war times.  It’s black and white, full-length film, produced by a number of activists o0f German cinematograph of that times under direction of Leni Riefenstahl (real name Berta Helene Amalie Riefenstahl). Leni Riefenstahl is famous for her actress and directing career and later became a famous photographer, as after the 2nd World War her directing career fall into decay as she was strongly associated with Nazis. The aim of this essay is to analyze the peculiarities and the manner of film making of those times. Seek for the methods Leni Riefenstahl has chosen to reach her target group and observe with the help of the propaganda films peculiarities   the typical image of propaganda films. At the times it was released the film was strongly honored by the European publicity and achieved several awards.  Nowadays it could be related to as a piece of historical illustration, one of the best illustrations of Nazi party at the peak of it power: “Designed by Nazis, for Nazis, and about Nazis. Triumph of the Will was filmed by the German Propaganda Ministry in 1934 and directed by Leni Riefenstahl. The film covers the events of the Sixth Nuremburg Party Congress”. The film was intended to show the documentary of the early days the NSDAP, to create a magnificent monument for the future generations to remember how the Third Reich was started. How magnificent aqnd powerful it was. In reality historians consider this film to be the perfect illustration of Nazi propaganda and their influence on masses. It is essential that highly influenced by Adolph Hitler, who has a unique talent to reach the masses by the strong and terrifying power of his words, in order to implement his personal intension Continue reading “Triumph of the Will essay”