It was produced and created by Leni Riefenstahl, who was commissioned to do it by the Nazi Party. The aim of the documentary is to display Adolf Hitler as the savior of Germany and show the way Germans loved him and to encourage more people to support him. Riefenstahl successfully achieved her aim by focusing on key words from speeches given by Hitler and his party, and through her use of music and camera angles. First and foremost, Riefenstahl showed carefully chosen sections from various speeches given by the party and Hitler. The documentary tries to affect people's thinking into believing that Hitler and the Nazi Party were the right choice for Germany.
Alan Sennett gives more interesting insight about the power of imagery in his journal article, Film Propaganda: Triumph of the Will as a Case Study: Of particular significance and artistic merit is the aforementioned opening sequence that constructs Hitler as a god-like figure descending from the heavens through the clouds over Nuremberg to visit his adoring worshippers. The powerful religious imagery of the first part of the film surely could not have been achieved simply through competent montage of newsreel sequences. Riefenstahl’s careful editing of footage taken with wide angle and telephoto lenses from prepared positions locates the audience within the spectacle itself. One of the first feelings I had when watching the film was that
Some experiences and individuals are definitely influential, but then there are those that can alter a man’s life forever. In Fahrenheit 451, it is evident that Montag’s character is completely revolutionized as he searches for the truth and unveils the true purpose of his own existence. The Montag that is presented in the beginning of the book is totally different from the Montag that is seen at the end of the story. However, there are several characters that are catalysts in this transformation – Clarisse, the old woman that was burned with her books, Beatty, and Faber. Without these individuals, Montag would have never evolved into the resilient character that the reader witnesses at the end of the story.
This literary tool is used a number of times, most commonly imagery. Bradbury uses imagery in the text to create an image in the reader’s mind to then deliver the underlying message of the plot to the audience. Using such gives a deeper description of what is being told, “Montag had only an instant to read a line, but it blazed in his mind for the next minute as if it stamped there with fiery steel”. (Bradbury, 37) With this statement the reader is implanted with how much of a burning passion that Montag has grown for books and reading. As Bradbury’s hands finish the creation that is Montag, the reader is apt with information about the characters and ideas that run continuously through the story.
This irony is further emphasised as Montag is described to calmly walk on the streets. The use of literary and stylistic devices throughout the first two pages of Fahrenheit 451 is effective as it helps the readers to understand the situation under which the protagonist of the story lives in. It also helps us comprehend how the society in the novel think about what is right and wrong. Therefore, we could say that the development of the protagonist and plot in the novel is effective, as it helps us understand the positive and negative side to Montag’s
This photograph was in fact inspired directly by Joseph Rosenthal's. Stalin wanted his people to feel the same sense of glory and victory that this photograph provided for Americans for his people as well. Yevgeny Khaldei was the photographer ordered to complete this task. The flags seen in this picture are simply homemade tablecloths made by his uncle to serve as props represent their countries flag. Much like the rumors spread about Rosenthal's photograph, this photograph was highly composed.
In the novel Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Montag, who initially conforms to societal standards unquestioningly, transforms into a rebellious character who deviates from government expectations; he discerns that when one diverges from the norm, they can question society’s motives and rebel against government oppression. Montag originally conforms without hesitation. He learns from the books and begins to doubt and question the ideals he once upheld. Upon his choice to rebel against the dystopia, Montag escalates the impact and size of his personal rebellions. The realization that he is a mirror image of the ideologies imposed upon himself and the citizens prompts a transformation and vindictive uprising against the oppressive government.
Journal #3 Novel Study Fahrenheit 451 Set in the futuristic world controlled by media, Fahrenheit 451 tells the story of the protagonist Montag, a fireman whose job is to burn book, his search for knowledge and self-identity. Books are considered illegal and banned because they make people think and question. I feel sympathy for Montag as his wife does not have any emotional attachment to him as she only care about her “family” on the parlor walls and betrayed Montag by reporting to the firemen that he has books in his possession. Montag also faces numbers of obstacles in his journey for self-identity. Fahrenheit 451 shares many similarities of the setting in the novel The Giver.
The propaganda film mainly contrasts the so-called lives of the “rich” and poor Jews living within the Warsaw ghetto, and through such claims that “while Jews live in luxury, they share nothing with the hungry.” After briefly describing “Das Ghetto”, A Film Unfinished interweaves footage from the silent black and white propaganda film with personal accounts and testimonies. It is through these personal accounts and testimonies that the viewer is able to see how much of Nazi produced footage is staged. For example, at one point there is footage of an apartment with quite lavish furniture and
The novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury takes place in a dystopian society where books have become nearly obsolete because of the evocation of thought, at least free thought, is seen as a negatory result due to the fact that differing opinions presented in books can lead to offending people. Montag, the main character, is a firefighter, but firefighters in this society burn books and houses rather than putting the fires out. Montag meets a girl that is different from the rest of the society, and she changes his perspective of books, and therefore life. In a world where technology is taking over and interfering with human connection, Montag takes a journey to make books important again in hopes of reversing the negative effects of technology. The purpose of