Olympia 1: Festival of Nations and Olympia 2: Festival of Beauty this week. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans next week. As always, follow along on Nathaniel’s.
Olympia – April 20, 1938
Director: Leni Riefenstahl
Producer: Leni Riefenstahl
Writers: Leni Riefenstahl
Studio: Olympia Film
Distributor: Tobis, Müller
The course of the conversation:
Nazi propoganda! Well, not really.
Jesse Owens destroyed everyone.
Incredibly compelling Olympic highlights.
The equestrian events were crazy and painful.
A very militaristic bent to many of the events shown.
Does the fine-tuning of sports leave them less compelling?
It’s Hitler as we know him, combined with Hitler how he was viewed in his day.
If Jonathan had any ambition….
“I still can’t find my patching trowel!”
Michael doesn’t know what to do with a documentary on the list.
Nathaniel gives a lot of credit for creating a compelling watch.
Jonathan feels Olympia is important because it shows the reality and humanity of history.
Lost to evil: the swastika and the toothbrush mustache.