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 (1939-1945) WWII Battles
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brian grafton
Victoria, BC, Canada
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Hitler and his photographer
Posted on: 4/17/2019 2:08:16 PM
Spotted this in passing:
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Some of these shots are incredible! I look forward to seeing more when they are pieced together.

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Brian G
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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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E-9 Cmd Sgt Major


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Re: Hitler and his photographer
Posted on: 5/3/2019 7:36:49 PM
Brian,

Fascinating shots, the 1st one looks like Hitler, telling young German Boy Scouts a joke!?

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dt509er
Santa Rosa, CA, USA
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Re: Hitler and his photographer
Posted on: 5/5/2019 11:11:40 PM
For all his artistic failure(?), Hitler and his photographer found a niche in his ability of physical oratory, and how powerful that was to become with the physical speeches he would make that changed an entire nation, and the world.



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Brian Grafton
Victoria, BC, Canada
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Re: Hitler and his photographer
Posted on: 5/7/2019 2:46:54 PM
DT, I agree on two counts. He was a mediocre artist at best; and he was a hell of an orator.

If you ever need something to that would occupy a couple of hours, dig up a copy of Leni Rieffenstahl's "Triumph of the Will" (in German, "Triumf des Willens"). Brilliant propagandist meets brilliant orator meets spectacle! It is Rieffenstahl's film of the 1934 Nuremberg rally, her paean to Hitler's first year in power. Hitler descending in rays of light (figuratively, of course) makes MacArthur look like an amateur; the scenes showing him speaking in front of hundreds of thousands of party faithful are riveting in their power. Bombastic, yes. Over-dramatic, perhaps. But every gesture is pre-planned; every move is choreographed. Lots of rather boring stuff as well, including heaps of speeches by often-unknown party functionaries (this was, after all, 1934). But made up for by the panorama shots of the workers' batallions calling out to their brother batallions. Very powerful stuff, IMHO.

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Brian G
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"The Best Things in Life Aren't Things" Bumper sticker.

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