History Film / TriumphOfTheWill

2nd Feb '16 11:03:02 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DocumentaryOfLies: Well, it ''self-defines'' itself as a documentary (of the 1934 Party Congress of the NSDAP), at least, and it was certainly innovative in the 'editing for emotional effect or make things appear to be other than they were' department. On the other hand, it's hard to excuse scenes like Hitler [[AGodIAm descending godlike from the clouds]] at the film's opening.
10th Jan '16 9:12:37 PM Fireblood
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* BadassArmy: Perhaps the most iconic scene in the movie is when Adolf Hitler is standing with SS leader Heinrich Himmler, and SA leader Viktor Lutze. Hitler, Himmler, and Lutze all salute the entire armed forced, and the troops salute the Nazi leaders back.

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* BadassArmy: Perhaps the most iconic scene in the movie is when Adolf Hitler is standing with SS leader Heinrich Himmler, and SA leader Viktor Lutze. Hitler, Himmler, and Lutze all salute the entire armed forced, forces, and the troops salute the Nazi leaders back.



* MillionMookMarch: Numerous scenes, particularly the mourning of former President Hindenburg

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* MillionMookMarch: Numerous scenes, particularly the mourning of former President HindenburgHindenburg.



* StockParody: Probably one of the most referenced films of all time: everything from ''Film/CitizenKane'' to ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' borrows imagery from this movie, along with the innumerable documentaries who cannibalize its footage. More generally our collective image of Nazis (marching masses of soldiers, Hitler's manic speechmaking) largely originates here.

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* StockParody: Probably one of the most referenced films of all time: everything from ''Film/CitizenKane'' to ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' borrows imagery from this movie, along with the innumerable documentaries who cannibalize its footage. More generally our collective image of Nazis (marching masses of soldiers, Hitler's manic speechmaking) speech-making) largely originates here.
31st Jul '15 3:02:03 PM phoenix
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A 1935 film directed by Leni Riefenstahl and funded by [[NaziGermany the German government]]. It was shown once a year for propaganda purposes in every German cinema until 1945. Despite its loathesome subject matter (the 1934 Nazi Party Congress), it is regarded as an innovative, groundbreaking film that showed how cinema could be used for propaganda and documenting spectacle. It proved highly influential--the medal scene that ends ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' is a direct lift from the scene in this movie where Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, and Viktor Lutze lay a wreath at the memorial for President Hindenburg.

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A 1935 film directed by Leni Riefenstahl and funded by [[NaziGermany [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany the German government]]. It was shown once a year for propaganda purposes in every German cinema until 1945. Despite its loathesome subject matter (the 1934 Nazi Party Congress), it is regarded as an innovative, groundbreaking film that showed how cinema could be used for propaganda and documenting spectacle. It proved highly influential--the medal scene that ends ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' is a direct lift from the scene in this movie where Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, and Viktor Lutze lay a wreath at the memorial for President Hindenburg.



* NaziGermany
29th Jul '15 11:19:04 PM tenryufan
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Averted; Hitler gave Riefenstahl carte-blanche to make the film how she wanted. Joseph Goebbels was not happy about this, and various senior Nazi officials complained that the movie [[{{Irony}} didn't have any propaganda]]. Hitler overruled them.



* SequelDisplacement: Riefenstahl made this as a follow-up to ''Victory of Faith'', which chronicled the 1933 Party rally. That movie however was suppressed by the German government after the Night of the Long Knives, for prominently featuring Ernst Rohm and the SA. ''Victory'' remains comparatively obscure, and considered inferior by most who have seen it.



* ValuesDissonance: We hope so.
13th Jul '15 8:47:06 AM ParanoiaAgent
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** The film claims a whopping 50,000 people came together for the celebration.

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** The film claims a whopping 50,000 200,000 people came together for the celebration.
12th Jul '15 6:12:39 AM ParanoiaAgent
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** The film claims a whopping 50,000 people came together for the celebration.
12th Jul '15 6:09:36 AM ParanoiaAgent
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The movie is officially not public domain, [[AbandonWare but since it also has no owners]], it's available on various online video sites. Viewer discretion required, as well as not living in Germany. (Like all other Nazi propaganda, it is banned there.)

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The movie is officially not public domain, [[AbandonWare but since it also has no owners]], it's available on various online video sites. Viewer discretion required, as well as not living in Germany. (Like all other Nazi propaganda, it Perhaps surprisingly, the film is ''not'' banned there.)in Germany and even has been broadcasted in public TV several times since the 1970s.
5th Jul '15 3:00:25 PM AllenbysEyes
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* DocumentaryOfLies: Well, it ''self-defines'' itself as a documentary (of the 1934 Party Congress of the NSDAP), at least, and it was certainly innovative in the 'editing for emotional effect or make things appear to be other than they were' department.

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* DocumentaryOfLies: Well, it ''self-defines'' itself as a documentary (of the 1934 Party Congress of the NSDAP), at least, and it was certainly innovative in the 'editing for emotional effect or make things appear to be other than they were' department. On the other hand, it's hard to excuse scenes like Hitler [[AGodIAm descending godlike from the clouds]] at the film's opening.
28th Jun '15 2:31:19 PM AllenbysEyes
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* StockParody: Probably one of the most referenced films of all time: everything from ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' borrows imagery from this movie, along with the innumerable documentaries who cannibalize its footage. More generally our collective image of Nazis (marching masses of soldiers, Hitler's manic speechmaking) largely originates here.

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* StockParody: Probably one of the most referenced films of all time: everything from ''Film/CitizenKane'' to ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' borrows imagery from this movie, along with the innumerable documentaries who cannibalize its footage. More generally our collective image of Nazis (marching masses of soldiers, Hitler's manic speechmaking) largely originates here.
14th Dec '14 6:18:07 PM AllenbysEyes
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* StockParody: Probably one of the most referenced films of all time: everything from ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' borrows imagery from this movie. More generally our collective image of Nazis (marching masses of soldiers, Hitler's manic speechmaking) largely originates here.

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* StockParody: Probably one of the most referenced films of all time: everything from ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' borrows imagery from this movie.movie, along with the innumerable documentaries who cannibalize its footage. More generally our collective image of Nazis (marching masses of soldiers, Hitler's manic speechmaking) largely originates here.
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