a family movie of daddy Hitler and his dim but vicious children on a day out in the country
- Triumph of the Will review by tm
this was a disappointing movie. I had hoped for high art, breakthrough imagery, brilliant and subtle editing that made Nazism look disturbingly attractive and fascinating. A sort of "birth of a nation for Nazis" ; now that was a brilliant movie. After all, Capra and so many other contemporaries were so enamoured of the Leni Riefenstahl' s product that they didn't think they could match her peerless work.
what I got was a pretty hum drum home movie; a sort of "the crude family next door go on holiday" to their holiday villa to visit their equally unpleasant cousins.
there were some intriguing closeups of the sinister legends of the holocaust looking, well like sinister legends, but in all honesty, unless you were a fan already, how could you possibly sit through this without yawning and wondering if you had enough crisps to get you through it?
it is intriguing as a historical document for example the SA were credited strongly even though a few weeks earlier, the Fuhrer had agreed to have them decapitated. and so on but as art; no. if you want to see effective subtle and powerful racist propaganda, then go to WD Griffiths' much earlier masterpiece.
0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.