More thoughts on “Triumph of the Will”…

  1. Interesting side fact: Hitler was one of the first politicians to use a plane as a means of conveyance.

  2. Hitler actually cared (or seems to have actually cared?) about the youth of the Reich (for what end is unknowable) but I have never seen a politican in our era where actions with children did not seem entirely contrived and disingenuous.

Somehow the collaboration between Riefenstahl and Hitler makes it seem as if he genuinely cares about these youth. It’s really unnerving.

I can’t wait to ship this one back. I’m glad to have seen it though. One can’t guard against the present using these techniques if we don’t occasionally suffer uncomfortable exposure.