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We Just Watched a Movie – Olympia Parts 1 & 2

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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.

So… acting?

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.

Self-evidently groundbreaking.

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.

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