Leni Riefenstahl: A Life


In her abusive patriarchal family, Leni is given no support for the talent she undoubtedly has. The careful choreography of the Nazi masses, the marching soldiers, the workers lined up with their shovels resting on their shoulders like rifles, reflects the director's dance aesthetic.

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On the back of the Ulfberht are two twin ports to vent the woofers and two pairs of high-quality speaker wire terminals for bi-wiring.

Finally, there's a pair of terminals that accept differently rated resistors, if you want to change the performance of the highest frequencies when using a rather "hot" sounding amplifier. Because the high-end frequencies always sounded sweet and natural, I never had to use any resistors with the many solid-state and tube amplifiers I used while auditioning the Ulfberht.

Its frequency range is 20 Hz to 30 kHz, with a sensitivity of 99 dB and an average impedance of four ohms. This means that virtually any amplifier can drive the Ulfberht Speakers to tremendously high volume levels in any sized acoustic space.

All crossover parts are hand sourced by Eric, and he is very proud of the "pure minimum phase" crossover design throughout the entire midrange. The Hookup The pair of Ulfberht Speakers arrived strapped to a large, heavy wooden platform in a very intelligently designed double crate with internal padding to keep the speakers pristine during shipping.

Because of the sheer bulk of these massive speakers, I strongly advise that at least two people unpack them which is a relatively straightforward and easy task and place them in their optimum position. I placed the Ulfberhts exactly in the same position where the Double Impacts usually reside in my listening room, which has dimensions of 30 feet wide by 50 feet long by 24 feet high. I positioned the Ulfberhts seven feet apart with a slight toe-in, seven feet off the front wall, and four feet off the sidewalls.

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An excellent biography of a true artist who lived in the most challenging times. Dec 29, Karen rated it it was amazing Shelves: A balanced, yet condemning verdict for Hitler's revolutionary film director. Feb 03, Denis rated it really liked it. And what a truth it is. More than a detailed biography that follows all episodes of her very long life, this book settles accounts straight, in a clear, unequivocal, simple way.

The Riefenstahl that was canonized by some people in her old age is now unmasked. She remains a fascinating character, and her work certainly deserves our attention. May 29, liz rated it liked it Shelves: This was a fascinatingly honest biography -- and I say fascinatingly honest because the author openly states at the beginning that he would never be able to get the truth from Riefenstahl herself. Leni Riefenstahl say it: REEF-in-shtall was totally a being of her own creation.

She wanted to be a dancer and perform before crowds, so she became one. When that killed her body because she'd done it so fast with so little training, she wanted to become an actress, so she became one.

And when the mo This was a fascinatingly honest biography -- and I say fascinatingly honest because the author openly states at the beginning that he would never be able to get the truth from Riefenstahl herself. And when the mountaineering genre of films that made her famous fell out of vogue, she wanted to become a famous director, so she became one. Unfortunately for Riefenstahl, this is where Hitler came into her life. She picked and chose which policies of the Nazi regime she went along with or didn't based on how they would support her career.

After WWII, she in some cases tried to fiddle with the details of what she knew or did when to save herself from the backlash. The author is very straightforward about all of these occurrences; the book is quite painstakingly researched. It made me wonder how Riefenstahl would feel about our current culture, celebrity and "reality" obsessed, with everyone getting their fifteen minutes. She did love the rise, but hate the fall.

Here, too, she turned her lens solely on the beautiful objects she was interested in and closed her eyes to the cruel reality that surrounded her -- true to the motto that ruled her life: Jul 03, Christine rated it really liked it. Jurgen Trimborn does a great job deciphering the truth from the information out there about Leni Riefenstahl. She spent her entire life after the fall of the Third Reich trying to re-write history, and for a long time, no one challenged her accounts of how things happened.

This book does so, using newly opened archival material to give the truth about Riefenstahl's life, particularly her relationship to Hitler and the Nazis. She was an egotist, concerned with her own career and vanity more than Jurgen Trimborn does a great job deciphering the truth from the information out there about Leni Riefenstahl.

She was an egotist, concerned with her own career and vanity more than anything else--to call her a fascist or a Nazi is to almost give her too much credit. If it didn't directly help her, she didn't care or think about it. Riefenstahl is not necessarily a likeable character, but she is certainly fascinating. Trimborn treats her honestly and fairly.

This feels like a real portrait. Aug 02, Brandon rated it liked it. I've never read a bio about a more frustrating figure than Leni Riefenstahl.

A great artist who is completely delusional, dishonest, anti-semitic, and oh yeah used to be a Nazi- you want to shake Riefenstahl into just admitting the truth about her past. She'd be a much easier person to admire if she did. I wish Trimborn was more detailed about Riefenstahl's personal life. This doesn't feel like the end all be all of her biographies that a subtitle like A Life would suggest. But he is adroit at s I've never read a bio about a more frustrating figure than Leni Riefenstahl.

But he is adroit at seperating the lies and truth of Riefenstahl's life. And this is a very thought-provoking book. Jul 11, Litbitch rated it liked it Shelves: I haven't read her autobio or other bios yet, but I liked this one because the author seems to be trying so hard to be neutral and fair, and simply cannot help but condemn her for willful apathy and a lack of remorse, while leaving open the question of criminal behavior.

I'm not a big bio fan, but it didn't bore me. Jul 05, Jerome rated it liked it. A truly remarkable woman. Dec 31, Calvin rated it really liked it. Read this and her memoir, it is a thorough, convincing argument that Leni Riefenstahl cannot be divorced as an artist from the Nazis who gave her art a pedestal.

A good book about the famed and notorious Nazi era director. The late Juergen Trimborn has done his research about her and brought Riefenstahl and the era quite well to life. If I missed something at all, it would be an overarching hypothesis about her, why did she fall for the Nazis, why did she, an undoubtedly great talent, endorse the regime with her stunning visual imagination and expressiveness. But then again, this holds true for a great many biographies of people, who lived and thrived un A good book about the famed and notorious Nazi era director.

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