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Ultimately, the Triumph of ''Triumph'' is one of budget. With the full backing of the state ''Triumph of the Will'' sought to convince both foreign and domestic audiences that the Nazi regime was unstoppable through sheer force of spectacle. Surprisingly (or not) the film has since 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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Ultimately, the Triumph triumph of ''Triumph'' is one of budget. With the full backing of the state ''Triumph of state, the Will'' film sought to convince both foreign and domestic audiences that the Nazi regime was unstoppable through sheer force of spectacle. Surprisingly (or not) the film has since 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, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, Heinrich Himmler, and Viktor Lutze lay a wreath at the memorial for President Hindenburg.


A 1935 film directed by Creator/LeniRiefenstahl and ordered by the government of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany. It was shown once a year for {{propaganda|Machine}} purposes in every German cinema until 1945. The film was wildly successful at its intended purpose and to this day it forms a reference point for people's mental image of the Nazi regime. Moreover, the extent that ''Triumph of the Will'' continues to be regarded as an innovative and groundbreaking film has its roots in a concerted effort by the Nazis to promote the film as an ideal in contrast to various forms of expression the Nazis disapproved of.

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A ''Triumph of the Will'' (German: ''Triumph des Willens'') is a 1935 film directed by Creator/LeniRiefenstahl and ordered by the government of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany. It was shown once a year for {{propaganda|Machine}} purposes in every German cinema until 1945. The film was wildly successful at its intended purpose and to this day it forms a reference point for people's mental image of the Nazi regime. Moreover, the extent that ''Triumph of the Will'' continues to be regarded as an innovative and groundbreaking film has its roots in a concerted effort by the Nazis to promote the film as an ideal in contrast to various forms of expression the Nazis disapproved of.



{{Trope Namer|s}} for HitlerCam.



!!! ''Triumph of the Will'' is the {{Trope Namer|s}} for:
* HitlerCam



[[caption-width-right:250:[[WebVideo/FoldingIdeas This right here is what they wanted you to think of, when you thought of them.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:[[WebVideo/FoldingIdeas This right here here, is what exactly the image they wanted you to think of, when you thought of them.]]]]


* Administrivia/TropesAreTools: One of the most notorious examples of "Tropes Are Not Good" in history. Website/RottenTomatoes [[https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/triumph_of_the_will summarizes as such]]:
-->Triumph of the Will is impossible to separate from its repugnant political context -- and impossible to deny as a powerfully made piece of cinematic propaganda.


* Administrivia/TropesAreTools: One of the most notorious examples of this in history. Website/RottenTomatoes [[https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/triumph_of_the_will summarizes as such]]:

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* Administrivia/TropesAreTools: One of the most notorious examples of this "Tropes Are Not Good" in history. Website/RottenTomatoes [[https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/triumph_of_the_will summarizes as such]]:

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* Administrivia/TropesAreTools: One of the most notorious examples of this in history. Website/RottenTomatoes [[https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/triumph_of_the_will summarizes as such]]:
-->Triumph of the Will is impossible to separate from its repugnant political context -- and impossible to deny as a powerfully made piece of cinematic propaganda.


* {{Stock Parod|ies}}y: Probably one of the most referenced films of all time: everything from ''Film/CitizenKane'' to ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' to ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'' borrows imagery from this movie, along with the innumerable films and documentaries who simply cannibalize its footage such as ''Film/AClockworkOrange''. More generally our collective image of Nazis (marching masses of soldiers, Hitler's manic speech-making, showy displays of gunmen and swastika banners) largely originates here.

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* {{Stock Parod|ies}}y: Probably one of the most referenced films of all time: everything from ''Film/CitizenKane'' to ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing1994'' to ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'' borrows imagery from this movie, along with the innumerable films and documentaries who simply cannibalize its footage such as ''Film/AClockworkOrange''. More generally our collective image of Nazis (marching masses of soldiers, Hitler's manic speech-making, showy displays of gunmen and swastika banners) largely originates here.


* WorldOfHam: Just look at any one of Hitler's speeches in the film; worth noting is that it's actually accurate to how he delivered his speeches (which led to [[ThoseWackyNazis a good deal of jokes]] in Allied propaganda).

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* WorldOfHam: Just look at any one of Hitler's speeches in the film; worth noting is that it's actually accurate to how he delivered his speeches film (which led to [[ThoseWackyNazis a good deal of jokes]] in Allied propaganda).


The movie is officially not in the public domain, [[AbandonWare but since it also has no owners]] (a given, as most people would understandably not want to ''own'' a piece endorsing one of the most infamous dictatorships in world history), it's become freely available on various online video sites without opposition. Perhaps surprisingly, the film is ''not'' banned in Germany and even has been broadcasted on public TV several times since the 1970s.

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The movie is officially not in the public domain, [[AbandonWare but since it also has no owners]] (a given, as most people would understandably not want to ''own'' a piece endorsing one of the most infamous dictatorships in world history), owners]], it's become freely available on various online video sites without opposition.sites. Perhaps surprisingly, the film is ''not'' banned in Germany and even has been broadcasted on public TV several times since the 1970s.


A 1935 film directed by Creator/LeniRiefenstahl and ordered by the government of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany. It was shown once a year for {{propaganda|Machine}} purposes in every German cinema until 1945. The film was wildly successful at its intended purpose and to this day it forms a reference point for people's mental image of the Nazi regime. Moreover, the extent that ''Triumph of the Will'' continues to be regarded as an innovative and groundbreaking film has its roots in a concerted effort by the fascist state to promote the film as an ideal in contrast to various forms of expression the Nazis disapproved of.

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A 1935 film directed by Creator/LeniRiefenstahl and ordered by the government of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany. It was shown once a year for {{propaganda|Machine}} purposes in every German cinema until 1945. The film was wildly successful at its intended purpose and to this day it forms a reference point for people's mental image of the Nazi regime. Moreover, the extent that ''Triumph of the Will'' continues to be regarded as an innovative and groundbreaking film has its roots in a concerted effort by the fascist state Nazis to promote the film as an ideal in contrast to various forms of expression the Nazis disapproved of.


A 1935 film directed by Creator/LeniRiefenstahl and ordered by the government of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany. It was shown once a year for {{propaganda|Machine}} purposes in every German cinema until 1945. The film was wildly successful at its intended purpose and to this day it forms a reference point for people's mental image of the Nazi regime at its most blusterous (when not overtly focusing on UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, which better represented [[CrapsackWorld what the regime was like]] ''behind'' the glittery facade). Moreover, the extent that ''Triumph of the Will'' continues to be regarded as an innovative and groundbreaking film has its roots in a concerted effort by the fascist state to promote the film as an ideal in contrast to various forms of expression the Nazis disapproved of.

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A 1935 film directed by Creator/LeniRiefenstahl and ordered by the government of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany. It was shown once a year for {{propaganda|Machine}} purposes in every German cinema until 1945. The film was wildly successful at its intended purpose and to this day it forms a reference point for people's mental image of the Nazi regime at its most blusterous (when not overtly focusing on UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, which better represented [[CrapsackWorld what the regime was like]] ''behind'' the glittery facade).regime. Moreover, the extent that ''Triumph of the Will'' continues to be regarded as an innovative and groundbreaking film has its roots in a concerted effort by the fascist state to promote the film as an ideal in contrast to various forms of expression the Nazis disapproved of.


A 1935 film directed by Creator/LeniRiefenstahl and ordered by the government of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany. It was shown once a year for {{propaganda|Machine}} purposes in every German cinema until 1945. The film was wildly successful at its intended purpose and to this day it forms a reference point for people's mental image of Nazi regime. Moreover, the extent that ''Triumph of the Will'' continues to be regarded as an innovative and groundbreaking film has its roots in a concerted effort by the National-Socialist state to promote the film as an ideal in contrast to various forms of expression the Nazis disapproved of.

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A 1935 film directed by Creator/LeniRiefenstahl and ordered by the government of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany. It was shown once a year for {{propaganda|Machine}} purposes in every German cinema until 1945. The film was wildly successful at its intended purpose and to this day it forms a reference point for people's mental image of the Nazi regime. regime at its most blusterous (when not overtly focusing on UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, which better represented [[CrapsackWorld what the regime was like]] ''behind'' the glittery facade). Moreover, the extent that ''Triumph of the Will'' continues to be regarded as an innovative and groundbreaking film has its roots in a concerted effort by the National-Socialist fascist state to promote the film as an ideal in contrast to various forms of expression the Nazis disapproved of.
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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. Perhaps surprisingly, the film is ''not'' banned in Germany and even has been broadcasted in public TV several times since the 1970s.

See also ''Film/{{Olympia}}'', Riefenstahl's two-part documentary of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

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The movie is officially not in the public domain, [[AbandonWare but since it also has no owners]], owners]] (a given, as most people would understandably not want to ''own'' a piece endorsing one of the most infamous dictatorships in world history), it's become freely available on various online video sites. sites without opposition. Perhaps surprisingly, the film is ''not'' banned in Germany and even has been broadcasted in on public TV several times since the 1970s.

See also ''Film/{{Olympia}}'', Riefenstahl's two-part documentary of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Compare ''Film/TheBirthOfANation1915'', a similarly influential film that also acts as a white nationalist propaganda piece.



* GloriousLeader: The way Hitler is presented.

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* GloriousLeader: The way Hitler is presented. presented, as per the Nazis' agenda of near-deifying him.



* IntendedAudienceReaction: See PropagandaMachine.

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* IntendedAudienceReaction: The idea behind the film was to get German audiences to view Hitler and the Nazis as gods among men. See PropagandaMachine.



* {{Stock Parod|ies}}y: Probably one of the most referenced films of all time: everything from ''Film/CitizenKane'' to ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' to ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'' borrows imagery from this movie, along with the innumerable films and documentaries who simply cannibalize its footage such as ''Film/AClockworkOrange''. More generally our collective image of Nazis (marching masses of soldiers, Hitler's manic speech-making) largely originates here.
* ThoseWackyNazis: This trope is largely a product of perspective. The Nazis portrayed themselves as sane and reasonable, but we the audience now know that what they said and what they meant often conflicted with each other, and so all the many speeches in the film sound wholly ludicrous.
* WorldOfHam: Just look at any one of Hitler's speeches in the film.

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* {{Stock Parod|ies}}y: Probably one of the most referenced films of all time: everything from ''Film/CitizenKane'' to ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' to ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'' borrows imagery from this movie, along with the innumerable films and documentaries who simply cannibalize its footage such as ''Film/AClockworkOrange''. More generally our collective image of Nazis (marching masses of soldiers, Hitler's manic speech-making) speech-making, showy displays of gunmen and swastika banners) largely originates here.
* ThoseWackyNazis: This trope is largely a product of perspective. The Nazis portrayed themselves as sane and reasonable, but we the audience now know that what they said and what they meant often conflicted with each other, and so all the many speeches in the film sound wholly ludicrous.
ludicrous. Even in the context of the brief window of time between Hitler's rise to power and his suicide, members of the Allied Powers tended to view the film as making the Nazis look like a case of SmallNameBigEgo, with anti-German war propaganda subverting the film's imagery to depict Hitler's forces as all bark and no bite. Of course, the later postwar publicizing of UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust eventually proved that yes, the Nazis really ''were'' that dangerous, but ''Triumph of the Will'' still stands as a display of just how disproportionately egotistical the Third Reich was.
* WorldOfHam: Just look at any one of Hitler's speeches in the film.film; worth noting is that it's actually accurate to how he delivered his speeches (which led to [[ThoseWackyNazis a good deal of jokes]] in Allied propaganda).


It also became for director Leni Riefenstahl the biggest NeverLiveItDown in movie history, likely rivaled only by Creator/DWGriffith's ''Film/TheBirthOfANation1915'', for similar reasons.



* {{Stock Parod|ies}}y: Probably one of the most referenced films of all time: everything from ''Film/CitizenKane'' to ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' to ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'' borrows imagery from this movie, along with the innumerable films and documentaries who simply cannibalize its footage such as ''Film/AClockworkOrange''. More generally our collective image of Nazis (marching masses of soldiers, Hitler's manic speech-making) largely originates here.

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* {{Stock Parod|ies}}y: Probably one of the most referenced films of all time: everything from ''Film/CitizenKane'' to ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' to ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'' borrows imagery from this movie, along with the innumerable films and documentaries who simply cannibalize its footage such as ''Film/AClockworkOrange''. More generally our collective image of Nazis (marching masses of soldiers, Hitler's manic speech-making) largely originates here.

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