Cannes 1939, the festival will not take place
Méditerranée
Olympics 1976; the making of
Silent shots of NFB filmmakers, including Jean-Claude Labrecque Monique Crouillière, Denis Gillson and Ernest McNabb, speaking with Leni Riefenstahl inside garage of NFB building, Wesscam camera rig is visible mounted onto truck.
OLYMPICS
NAZI PROPAGANDA DOCUMENTARY BY LENI RIEFENSTAHL ABOUT THE 1936 OLYMPICS AT BERLIN. CELEBRATES THE HUMAN BODY. HIGHLIGHTS: THE PENTATHLON & DECATHLON WHICH WAS WON BY AMERICAN GLENN MORRIS. CLOSING CEREMONIES INLCUDES FIELD HOCKEY, SOCCER, CYCLING, EQUESTRAIN, AQUATIC & GYMNASTIC EVENTS.
Entertainment: Leni Riefenstahl - Hitler's film maker turns 100
TAPE: EF02/0710 IN_TIME: 14:26:38 DURATION: 1:26 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: File SHOTLIST APTN FILE, Potsdam, Germany, March 1999 1. Pan sign of exhibit to Museum 2. VS Leni Riefenstahl visits exhibiton 3. VS Time Magazine cover featuring Leni Riefenstahl 4.SOT (German) Leni Riefenstahl: "It is generally said / claimed that the German government had given me the task of making the Olympic film, or that Dr. Goebbels had given me the task or god knows who else or that Hitler had. Hitler had absolutely nothing to do with the film. He was, as I have heard, bitterly disappointed that I made this Olympic film because he would have preferred it if I had made other films. Because Hitler himself was, in the beginning, not interested in the Olympic games. He probably did not like that black athletes won great medals." 5. CU monitor with clip from 'Triumph of the Will' 6. Pull back monitor showing film to people watching CENTENARY FOR CONTROVERSIAL FILM MAKER The films she made for Adolf Hitler brought her international attention and acclaim, then destroyed her postwar directorial career. But as she turns 100 it is still those movies that Leni Riefenstahl thinks of most proudly. Once dubbed a "Nazi Pinup Girl" Riefenstahl remains fiercely unrepentant about her work for Hitler, saying her films portraying Nazi Germany - like her postwar still photos - were about art, not propaganda or ideology. So powerful were the Nazi images in 'Triumph of the Will' - and her documentary 'Olympia' about the 1936 Berlin Olympics - that she was unable to escape their stigma after the war. She turned to still photography, but still faced criticism that she promoted a Nazi aesthetic of the Superman, particularly for her photos showing muscular African tribesmen as models of physical perfection. Sensitive to censure of her early work, Riefenstahl says she no longer wants to discuss her association with Hitler and other top Nazi officials - but will touch upon the period to discuss _ and defend - her work as a filmmaker. In 'Triumph of the Will,' Riefenstahl employed a crew of 120 with 40 cameras to put together mesmerizing montages of goose-stepping soldiers in torch-light parades, endless rows of swastikas, and close-ups of Hitler and other Nazi leaders speaking to a dazzled German public. Some critics consider it the best documentary ever made; others say it's pure promotion and should not even be called a documentary. Riefenstahl has admitted that 'Triumph of the Will' could have been - and was - used to sell National Socialism's ideals, but says that was not her intent. Yet one of Riefenstahl's biographers, Rainer Rother, said her view is overly simplistic. "I think she might not have been an anti-Semitic woman, but she still was aware of what was going on," said Rother, whose book "Leni Riefenstahl: The Seduction of Talent," is being released in English this month to coincide with her birthday Aug. 22. Despite her age and poor health due to injuries sustained in accidents - including a helicopter crash in Sudan in 2000 - Riefenstahl is still working and physically active, even diving for three weeks in March in the Maldives. She also is about to release her first film in nearly half a century. A 45-minute documentary cut from video footage shot during dives in the Indian Ocean in 1974-2000, 'Impressions Under Water,' will be shown on German television later this month in honour of her birthday.
NAZI MATERIAL TRIUMPH OF THE WILL Reel Three
This is a reference copy only - check copyright for this material as some may be from the Leni Riefenstahl film "Triumph of the Will". <br/> <br/>Hitler and Goering at giant rally. Troops with spades, Hitler watches as they chant and repeat dogma. They all sing together and then march past with their spades. <br/>Hitler and members of the party listen to speeches at a night rally. Lots of clapping and cheering and cut away to V.I.P's. Nazi salutes at the end. <br/>Opening of the Olympic games in Berlin. Various countries including Great Britain walk round the arena some giving the Nazi salute, Hitler begins to speak.
GERMANY/RIEFENSTAHL OBIT
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Brazil at War
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Filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl arrives in Berlin
Olympics 1976; the making of
Silent shots of NFB filmmakers, including Jean-Claude Labrecque, Jean-Pierre Lachapelle and Ernest McNabb, discussing with Leni Riefenstahl inside NFB shooting stage, Wesscam camera rig is visible mounted onto truck.
PAL Tape Excerpt of The Triumph of the Will
PAL Tape Excerpt of The Triumph of the Will Nuremburg Germany Leni Riefenstahl dir propaganda classic, Racism Nationalism idolising Hitler during Nuremburg rally , pix of Nazi NSDAP storm troopers and workers Hitler youth arbeitswehr etc.. listening intently to the speech of the Fuhrer etc.. marching sequence massed Nazi flags and SS men marching (without weapons) lot of Sieg Heiling and street parade indoor rallies in cramped halls 26:32 eot
INTERVIEWS
The career of filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl. Riefenstahl is interviewed in her home and in an Alpine setting. With excerpts from her films, and print and photographic material from her own archive. Films excerpted include “Das Blaue Licht” (The Blue Light), “Triumph des Willens” (Triumph of the Will), “Olympia” and “Tiefland” --all of which she directed, and scenes from films in which she started her acting career. Riefenstahl talks about many of her experiences in casting, shooting, editing and scoring her film, as well as about her childhood, interest in the arts, early career as dancer, introduction to films by director Arnold Fanck, relationship to leaders of the Third Reich regime, her interest in the lives of “primitive” or “natural” peoples unspoiled by civilization, her struggles to regain control of her films after World War Two, and her journey to the Nuba people of Africa. 1973 The career of filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl. Riefenstahl is interviewed in her home and in an Alpine setting. With excerpts from her films, and print and photographic material from her own archive. Films excerpted include “Das Blaue Licht” (The Blue Light), “Triumph des Willens” (Triumph of the Will), “Olympia” and “Tiefland” --all of which she directed, and scenes from films in which she started her acting career. Riefenstahl talks about many of her experiences in casting, shooting, editing and scoring her film, as well as about her childhood, interest in the arts, early career as dancer, introduction to films by director Arnold Fanck, relationship to leaders of the Third Reich regime, her interest in the lives of “primitive” or “natural” peoples unspoiled by civilization, her struggles to regain control of her films after World War Two, and her journey to the Nuba people of Africa. 1973 The career and philosophy of Leni Riefenstahl. 0:25 VO The Blue Light (b/w) setting in the village. The girl Junta, the mysterious girl who's not understood by villagers. 2:45 Leni explaining the story is realistic so the photography is realistic. She played Junta (b/w footage). Junta is idealistic so she must die. 0:20 INTERVIEW: Explaining what she was looking for when she started to shoot "The Blue Light." How she found the village and what struck her about the villagers. 3:15 "The Blue Light" was successful in America. CLIP: Juenta climbing steep mountain doing the moonlight (Leni's identification with Juenta) as a child she was fascinated by the moon. 1:06 INTERVIEW: in German with a translator. 32 year old when she made "Triumph of the Will." She was one sided in spiritual matters, and she was a filmmaker. Strengths - was a great organizer - only knew film and filmmaking. 1:52 VO Narrator (clips) Hitler in show. Hitler's army shots. Propaganda Department made with Leni "Victory of Faith", and it was later destroyed. But "Triumph of the Will" survived. Shots of "Triumph of the Will," cameras on roof, in the streets, built elevator to show camera movement. Hitler gave her help. Stills of Leni and Hitler. Problems with the party. 4:35 "Triumph of the Will" 1:05 INTERVIEW: cut five months. If she stopped she couldn't start again. March 28, 1935 was the premier. "Triumph of the Will" changed her career. "I was ordered to do a film. I'm an artist. I will do a good job. How was I to know what would happen?" Leni Riefenstahl
RIEFENSTAHL/ON HITLER
HOCH DER LAMBETH WALK mute version
Full title reads: "HOCH DER LAMBETH WALK - A Laugh-Time Interlude". <br/> <br/>Germany? <br/> <br/>Various shots of German Dictator Adolf Hitler speaking and watching German soldiers marching. This is montage piece where German troop 'dance' to the music of "Lambeth Walk" while Hitler shouts and salutes. <br/> <br/>(Mute & Track Negs.) <br/> <br/>Note: The film material used for this montage is taken from the film "Triumph of the Will" by Leni Riefenstahl. <br/> <br/>Note: sound version of this item is on *PM1141*.
Noël Simsolo on the projection of censored or pornographic films at the Cinémathèque française
L'Atelier d'Images
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GERMAN NEWSREEL - 1936 OLYMPICS TRACK & FIELD HIGHLIGHTS
[Political stakes of the Winter Olympics]
TF1 News (Private - August 1982 ->)
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: GERMANY: RIEFENSTAHL
TAPE_NUMBER: EN9908 IN_TIME: 10:18:44 LENGTH: 03:55 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: NO RESALE FILM/VIDEO CLIPS FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: xfa German/Nat NAZI FILM MAKER IS FINALLY ACCEPTED IN HER HOMELAND. Germany has produced few artists who are more controversial than LENI RIEFENSTAHL. Born in 1902, she has spent decades trying to live down the propaganda films she made during the Third Reich. Photographer and Nazi era film maker, Riefenstahl made a rare public appearance recently to visit a retrospective of her career - the first ever in her native country - at the Potsdam Museum, a suburb on the outskirts of Berlin. Now 96 years old, Riefenstahl looked at least twenty years younger with her thick head of blond curls, and although her eyes and hearing are failing, her mind is still as sharp as ever. She was particularly alert to suggestions that she should feel guilty for helping Hitler seduce the public of the day with her stunningly beautiful films. "It's bad enough after all I've suffered" she exclaimed, "and you talk about guilt and expect me to apologise! Only in Germany am I seen in this way. Other countries concentrate on my achievements. But here I am seen only in terms of those seven months I worked for Hitler". Regardless of how critics, or history will judge her, it is indisputable that Riefenstahl's long life has been one of flamboyant adventure and tireless artistic pursuit. She was a solo, freeform dancer in the 1920's when she saw one of ARNOLD FANCK's silent films set in the Alps. A rock-climbing devotee, Riefenstahl presented herself to him as his new star, and he accepted. Soon, she was making her own films, fairy tales such as "The Blue Light", celebrating Germany's alpine mystique, in which she was the star, screenwriter and director. She heard Hitler speak for the first time at a 1932 rally and, inspired by his charisma, she offered him her talents. She made three films under the Third Reich but the most notorious was "Triumph of Will", her documentary of the 1934 Nazi rally at Nuremberg. Both despised and acclaimed as the best propaganda film ever, it features godlike images of Hitler and parades of goose-stepping soldiers that, with Riefenstahl's clever camera work, seem to blanket the landscape. In 1938, she made a remarkable and ground-breaking film about the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. The film uses film and editing techniques which even today amaze the spectator. An American jury selected it as one of the ten best films ever made and the film-making has inspired generations of sports reports ever since. She was captured and imprisoned by Allied troops after the war and eventually cleared of Nazi crimes. She claimed she knew nothing of the Holocaust until it was over but the stigma and the doubts remained. Many believed rumours that she was, in fact, Hitler's lover - something that she dismisses with contempt. In the sixties she lived in Africa amongst the "Nuba" tribe in Sudan, before taking up marine photography at the tender age of 72. She learned to scuba dive by shaving twenty years off her age in order to gain admission into a class. Since then, she has captured images of undersea life in the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea and off Papua New Guinea. In the last few years, Riefenstahl has gained international respect and has received several lifetime achievement honours. She recently attended TIME Magazine's 75th anniversary gala. With the Film Museum Show, Riefenstahl seemed please to be finally receiving some recognition in her own country. Even a serious bout of pneumonia couldn't stop her from visiting the exhibit despite rumours that she was hospitalized and near death. If her health continues to improve, she planned to visit the Maldives for a diving trip. Like, hate or dismiss her, Riefenstahl is already a legend in her own lifetime. SHOTLIST: POTSDAM, GERMANY FEBRUARY '99 SHOWS : PAN SIGN OF EXHIBIT TO MUSEUM ; WS INT MUSEUM ; LENI RIEFENSTAHL VISITS EXHIBIT ; CU SAME ; BLACK AND WHITE STILLS OF L.R. WORKING ; BLACK AND WHITE STILLS FROM OLYMPIA FILM ; CLIP OF OLYMPIA FILM ON MONITOR ; SOT LENI RIEFENSTAHL ; CLIP OLYMPIA ; MAN WATCHING POSTER ; CU PICTURE L.R. WITH SYMBOL OF GERMAN GOVERNMENT IN 1934 ; L.R. WITH ADOLF HITLER ; SOT RIEFENSTAHL ; CLIP FROM 'TRIUMPH OF THE WILL' ; PULL BACK MONITOR SHOWING FILM TO PEOPLE WATCHING ; HIGH SHOT EXHIBIT?
RIEFENSTAHL INTEERVIEW
00:00:00:00 VIDEO CONTINUED FROM TAPE FT02012, SEE RECORD ID 2003010421212 (0:00) / 13:40:42:18 ISO Leni Riefenstahl states she had only heard Hitler was doing good for Germany etc; states she did ...
NAZI MATERIAL TRIUMPH OF THE WILL Reel Two
This is a reference copy only - check copyright for this material as some may be from the Leni Riefenstahl film "Triumph of the Will". <br/> <br/>Nazi Rally at night with Hitler at podium making impassioned speech (no sound). Shots of large audience reacting. Usual Nazi symbols and paraphernalia. <br/>Hitler speaking at outside night rally with lots of marching, flags and burning torches. <br/>"Triumph of the Will" extract of massive daytime rally in Stadium with many top shots to show the scale. All to military music. <br/>British Royalty with Clergy clip? <br/>Train arrives at station at night. Hitler and Goering walk through crowds. Goering makes a speech. <br/>Night rally Berlin with fireworks, and drive through streets with crowds cheering. Hitler appears on balcony with Nazi officials.
WOLF BLITZER REPORTS
Germany Stadium - Olympic stadium reopens after four year renovation
NAME: GER STAD 010804N TAPE: EF04/0774 IN_TIME: 10:00:09:00 DURATION: 00:02:20:14 SOURCES: RTL DATELINE: Berlin - 31 July 2004 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: 1. Wideshot of stadium 2. Countdown 3. Various of fireworks 4. Torch being carried up to Stadium flame 5. Balloons released 6. Various of dancers 7. Stadium's flame being lit by Jesse Owen's granddaughter Gina Hemphill 8. Laser beams pans to Stadium's flame STORYLINE Berlin's renovated Olympic Stadium was inaugurated Saturday, with fireworks and an appearance by the granddaughter of 1936 Berlin Olympics legend Jesse Owens marking the transformation of the Nazi-era colossus into a modern sporting arena. Athletes ranging from pole-vaulters to soccer players symbolically took possession of the stadium, originally built on Adolf Hitler's orders for the 1936 Games, as fireworks lit up the playing field under the building's sleek new roof. More than 50-thousand spectators were given a filmed reminder of the limestone stadium's history - including Owens' performance in 1936, when the black American runner made a mockery of Hitler's beliefs of Aryan supremacy as he won four gold medals. A smiling Gina Hemphill, Owens' granddaughter, held a torch aloft to help light the stadium's flame in a historical touch underlining a renovation that has largely preserved the building's original appearance. The stadium has been given new lighting systems and a glass-rimmed roof in the four-year refit, which cost euro243 million (US$293 million) and made it ready to host the final of the 2006 soccer World Cup. The stadium, designed by architect Werner March, was the site of the first modern Olympic torch relay, memorialized on camera in Leni Riefenstahl's adoration of athleticism, "Olympia." Over the decades since, it has served as the home of the Hertha Berlin soccer club and a venue for athletics events and concerts. It opened Saturday with the running track around the playing field painted in Hertha's blue-and-white colors.
HOCH DER LAMBETH WALK (aka HOCH DER LAMBETH VALK) sound version
Full title reads: "HOCH DER LAMBETH WALK - A Laugh-Time Interlude". <br/> <br/>Germany? <br/> <br/>Various shots of German Dictator Adolf Hitler speaking and watching German soldiers marching. This is montage piece where German troop 'dance' to the music of "Lambeth Walk" while Hitler shouts and salutes. Film is reversed and repeated to create effect. Music has heavy drum beat and people shouting German words over the top. <br/> <br/>Note: The film material used for this montage is taken from the film "Triumph of the Will" by Leni Riefenstahl. <br/> <br/>Note: mute version of this story is on *PM1065*.
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NAZI MATERIAL TRIUMPH OF THE WILL Reel One
This is a reference copy only - check copyright for this material as some may be from the Leni Riefenstahl film "Triumph of the Will". <br/> <br/>Flying through clouds to a top aerial view of a Nazi parade through the streets. A series of Rallies and Parades in the streets and Stadiums with German marching music. Many shots of Hitler and the usual S.S. suspects and officials. <br/>Mass Gymnastics at an enormous Stadium (seems to be all women seen from a distance). This is followed by more gymnastics by women in white costumes and holding large hoops, this time with a country setting, and much closer. <br/>More rallies with children and youth. Lots of Hitler beaming and touching his young followers. Child bands and marching. <br/>A boisterous drinking festival. The German 'Umpa' band have fun and frolics on stage led by a man looking very much like Oliver Hardy. A decadent affair. <br/>Title "Berchtesgaden". Alpine views at Hitler's mountain retreat with children, dogs, friends and visitors and Eva Braun (?). Some frolics with Goering and Hitler. <br/>Title "The Hitler Bomb Plot" the remains of a room after an explosion. <br/>Hitler and senior Military greet Mussolini as he arrives by train. They talk on the platform and then he departs. <br/>Goering attends a Military funeral with civilian relatives present. <br/>Hitler visits a hospital and talks to the men with war wounds sitting in their beds.