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A.k.a.
Triumph of the Will
Year
1935
Runtime
114 min.
Director
Leni Riefenstahl
Genres
War, History, Documentary
Rating *
7.5
Votes *
12,062
Checks
4,134
Favs
123
Dislikes
68
Favs/checks
3.0% (1:34)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. mi-16evil's avatar

    mi-16evil

    "Now I have just seen it again and am stunned that I praised it. It is one of the most historically important documentaries ever made, yes, but one of the best? It is a terrible film, paralyzingly dull, simpleminded, overlong and not even 'manipulative,' because it is too clumsy to manipulate anyone but a true believer. It is not a 'great movie' in the sense that the other films in this group are great, but it is 'great' in the reputation it has and the shadow it casts."

    Wow, I'm stunned at how honest Roger Ebert was about reviewing this famous of a film. Personally I thought the film was decent and had some great visuals but was ultimately fairly uninteresting.
    9 years 1 month ago
  2. weirdboy's avatar

    weirdboy

    Some of the editing is fantastic. The use of audio, also, is extremely well done.

    That being said, I got really tired of watching parades about halfway through. I spent the first 20-30 minutes just marveling at the amount of resources that must have gone into flag and sculpture (not to mention pins, hats, shirts, patches, etc.) production in 30's Germany.Then I spent some time wondering how tired Hitler's arm must have gotten during that week, and whether he had done any special exercises or training to be able to salute more often and longer for the occasion.

    After that, I struggled to get through the rest of the film.
    4 years 11 months ago
  3. Camille Deadpan's avatar

    Camille Deadpan

    It's an odd feeling seeing this monstrous person right in front of you. 3 years 1 month ago
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  4. This movie ranks #46 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Films Directed by Women
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  5. This movie ranks #46 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Documentaries of All Time
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  8. This movie ranks #110 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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  9. This movie ranks #120 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  10. This movie ranks #326 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  11. This movie ranks #357 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  12. This movie ranks #462 in Anthology Film Archives's Essential Cinema
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  16. This movie ranks #925 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  17. This movie ranks #955 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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