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Leni Riefenstahl’s Nazi Neoclassicism: Olympia (1938)

Elizabeth Otto

in A Modernist Cinema: Film Art from 1914 to 1941

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780199379453
eISBN:
9780199379484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199379453.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Leni Riefenstahl is easily the most successful female director of the earlier twentieth century, as gauged by the size of her audience and the scope of her influence. Despite her lifelong claims of ... More


Of gods and men: the Olympic games and its rivals

Bernard Vere

in Sport and modernism in the visual arts in Europe, c.1909-39

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784992507
eISBN:
9781526136268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992507.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Pierre de Coubertin was responsible for the founding of the modern Olympics. Its antique ideals were consecrated in a painting by his father, an artist of the French salon, who pictured modern ... More


Resurrections in a Modernist Mode: Greeks, Spartans, and Wild Savages, or the Restoration of Civilization’s Shattered Gaze

Julia Hell

in The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226588056
eISBN:
9780226588223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226588223.003.0021
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Pursuing her study of the creation of the Nazi empire’s neo-Roman imaginary, the author analyzes Leni Riefenstahl’s Prologue in Images and essays by Gottfried Benn. She argues that these artists ... More


Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy

Erin Manning

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262134903
eISBN:
9780262255158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262134903.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book offers a philosophy of movement, challenging the idea that movement is simple displacement in space, knowable only in terms of the actual. Exploring the relation between sensation and ... More


Mechanical Mountains: Movies and Motors Remake the Alps

Tait Keller

in Apostles of the Alps: Mountaineering and Nation Building in Germany and Austria, 1860-1939

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625034
eISBN:
9781469625058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625034.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how cable cars, new Alpine highways, and mountain films (Bergfilme) popularized the Alps in the 1920s and 1930s. The Alps, once a means to escape from the masses, had become a ... More


‘See the Crashing Masses of White Death …’: Greenland, Germany and the Sublime in the ‘BergfilmSOS Eisberg

Lill-Ann Körber

in Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the history of Arnold Fanck’s S.O.S Eisberg (1933), a Hollywood-Germany co-production released in separate versions in English and German by Universal Studios. Starring Leni ... More


From Ecohumor to Ecohumanism: Iegor Gran’s O.N.G! and L’Ecologie en bas de chez moi

Jonathan F. Krell

in Ecocritics and Ecoskeptics: A Humanist Reading of Recent French Ecofiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622058
eISBN:
9781800341319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622058.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Iegor Gran’s two humorous novels poke fun at the self-righteousness, opportunism, anti-humanism, catastrophism, and humorlessness of some environmentalists. More an ecoheretic than an ecosceptic, ... More


National Socialism: Romans and Germans in Ewiger Wald

Martin M. Winkler

in Arminius the Liberator: Myth and Ideology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190252915
eISBN:
9780190252939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190252915.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Immediately upon coming to power, the Nazis brought the German film industry under their direct command. The 1936 feature film Ewiger Wald (“Eternal Forest”) shows the Nazis’ view of the cycle of ... More


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