mercredi 2 octobre 2013

Die Nibelungen

Fritz Lang & Thea von Harbou

Die Nibelungen

Ufa-Decla, Germany, 1924

The video players above should allow you to expand the films into full screen or you can use the links below and press ‘F11’ for full screen.

Siegfrieds Tod (143 mins)

Kriemhilds Rache (149 mins)

Hitler loved Lang’s depiction of the traditional German epic, the Nibelungenlied. He thought that it expressed his racial and cultural concerns and he used a 1925 version with a Wagnerian soundtrack for propaganda. Lang claimed that Goebbels told him how the Fuehrer loved his films and asked him to produce National Socialist films for the Reich.

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