Labels (Titles) All Jesus Films Old Testament films New Testament films Labels by character My books/TV work My 1st solo book (100 Bible Films (BFI) (2022)) Me in Print (Handbook to Jesus and Film (2021)) Me in Print (Bible Onscreen in the New Millennium (2020)) Me in Print (Companion to the Bible and Film (2018)) Me in Print (The Bible in Motion (2016)) Me on TV (The Passion: Films and Religion) Me on TV (The Passion: Films Faith and Fury) Me in Print ("Cut to the Chase") rejesus: Jesus in the Movies Bible Film PodcastFree Downloads "Jesus in Film" Course Notes 30 Film Jesus Film Scene Guide Spreadsheet Top 10 Jesus Films PodcastRelevant Links Codex Bible on Film Film Chat Herbert Verreth's Filmography Hervé Dumont-L'Antiquité au Cinéma NT Blog Pop Classics Variety Latest Film News Arts and Faith Discussion Forum Film IndexesIndex of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Films Index of Jesus Films Index of New Testament Films Book Index Citation GuideEarlier Film Reviews Other 2006 Film Reviews Other 2005 Film Reviews Other 2004 Film Reviews About Me I've studying the Bible on Film for twenty years, with my first book "100 Bible Films" (BFI) came out in May 2022. I've also contributing to various edited works including "T&T Clark Handbook to Jesus and Film" (2021), "The Bible Onscreen in the New Millennium", "The T&T Clark Companion to the Bible and Film" (2018) and "The Bible in Motion" (2016). I have also written for various other publications including rejesus. More generally I've given a number of talks / led through groups on Jesus in Film and was a consultant for the Channel 4 documentary The Passion : Films, Faith and Fury. Sunday, March 05, 2017 Day of Triumph (1954) Comes to DVD and Download Despite the many Bible films to have been released to DVD in the last twenty years one that has been curiously omitted up to this point is 1954's Day of Triumph. Thankfully the good people at the Gospel Films Archive/Christian Movie Classics (whose other work I've covered here) have finally made the film available both on DVD (via Amazon) and for digital download from Vision Video. The DVD also features an introduction to the film from the son of its producer James Friedrich and the 1941 short The Child of Bethlehem (dir. Edwin Maxwell).At the moment the film has not been digitally remastered, but I know that is something the team at Gospel Films Archive are hoping to do in the future. However, the recording on the DVD is from a good quality TV broadcast master, it's just not an HD version taken from the original negative. The image at the top of this post is a screenshot of the film's opening scene. There's a little discolouration but otherwise it's very clean and the resolution is certainly far better than that VHS copy you may have stashed in the attic. I've been sent a review copy of the DVD and I'll post a review of the film shortly. Having seen it on VHS a few times many years ago it was really interesting to watch it again with a far better appreciation of the successes and failures of the Jesus films sub-genre. I will include some screen shots from the film so any fellow purists can assess the quality for themselves. Essentially, though, for the time being this is the only version currently available of what is a significant entry in the canon.Labels: Cathedral Films, Day of Triumph
This is a painful attempt at a feel good movie, with corny lines, ridiculous scenes and pathetic script writing. I cannot even begin to explain how I wish I could have my time back. Not to mention how the slow motion end scenes that are stretched out with one liners in between make you want to gouge your eyes out and drag them through boiling nails in hope of relief! Oh my granny! Is there not an option to give it less that one! I'd rather go blind than watch that again.
A historical film capturing the1934 Nazi party rally in picturesque Nazi hotbed of Nuremberg, Filmed over a number of days it contains all the leading lights of National Socialism in pre-war Germany making speeches to the faithful. It also shows the various clips of the different organizations within National Socialism ie.The Hitler Youth in all their Arian glory excited and in gleeful expectation of seeing their Fuhrer,The goosestepping standard bearers of the S.A. and the S.S. paying homage to their glorious leader. Triumph of the Will captures the state of the German nation and the Nazi mindset perfectly ,and I felt a sense of foreboding with the bluntness of some of the speeches. The film is full of very striking German Expressionism Cinema techniques,never more so than in the night shots, full of torch bearing storm troopers and the Nazi faithful hailing their glorious leader..Goebbels vision was put brilliantly to film by Riefenstahl who had over thirty cameras to film every incident of the event.This is truly a masterclass in Propaganda but it is also one in Cinema,Triumph of the Will truly is a triumph of Cinema and despite its content should be seen as one. Riefenstahl for her part was imprisoned for four years after the war and never was able to reinvent her career as a top Director,a real and tragic loss to Cinema
After winning elections, the National Socialist Party of Germany held a congress in 1934, a demonstration of force that was filmed "to show the world the triumph of the will of the German people." From the opening when the Führer literally arrives from heaven and the healthy, disciplined and pure Arian party members gather in Nuremberg, the documentary goes from the particular to the general with clever audiovisual manipulation, through marches, speeches and banners, turning the masses that celebrate the triumph of their will into a perfect piece of architecture, a magnificent structure that is reduced to the power of the Party. For decades, this so-called work of "reactionary modernism" was dismissed after the revelation of the Nazis' iniquity. However, after emotions are subdued, the masterfulness of director Leni Riefenstahl is evident (see "Die Match der Bilder.") In this and her 1938 film of the Olympic Games in Berlin, "Olympia", she coined techniques that today are common place in the entertainment industry. So don't be surprised if today you watch a football game with technical solutions of Nazi origin...
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This interest in a "subliminal" continuity of pre-1945 modes of thinking was enhanced by the tremendous success of John Ronald Reul Tolkien's epic novel The Lord of the Rings on the German book market and the awesome triumph of Peter Jackson's movie adaptation on German movie screens. Both novel and motion picture are obviously obsessed with the differences between certain races (Elves and Numenór, Dwarfs and Hobbits, Orcs and Southrons, Istari and Balrogs), their genealogies, bloodlines, crossbreedings, and even their biogenetic procreation (Uruk-Hai). Their respective realms (pretty Shire, proud Gondor, beautiful Imladris, terrible Mordor) mirror these differences. [End Page 227] Through reading Tolkien's novels, seeing the movies, or playing computer games like "The Battle for Middle-earth" (EA Games, 2004), one is introduced into a certain bio- and geopolitical knowledge: first of all, races are different not only in terms of skin color or height, but in moral worth, refinement, wisdom, and political integrity. The races are either hereditarily good and wise like Elves or genetically evil and dumb like Orcs, and therefore they make "natural-born" enemies. The absolute and insurmountable hate between Elves and Orcs is not outlined as a consequence of political decision-making, but as a result of their opposing DNA sequences. To pass off contingent, historical, and changeable political differences as "natural" or "given" oppositions is paradigmatic in discourses of social Darwinism since the mid-nineteenth century. That "the Slavs" were a race hostile to "us" or "France" was "our" sworn enemy were typical phrases in this German context. In Nazi Germany, the construction of a strict difference between "us" and "them" itself was dramatized as threatened through the menace of mingling: "the Jew" was tainting "our" blood in a biogenetic warfare against the body of the German nation. Within the biopolitical discourse, this threat directly provided the justification for an extermination campaign against the Jewish race. 2b1af7f3a8