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In order to ensure that the same mistakes are not repeated, it is important not to lock away the work. Rather, it is necessary for people to realize the power of filming techniques and analyze their o

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Junichi Suzuki, a producer at Zeque Productions LLC, which acquired the rights to show the 1934 Nazi propaganda film, "Triumph of the Will," directed by Leni Riefenstahl, for the first time in Japan since 1942. It has been showing at a small theater in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward. (Asahi Shimbun)

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It's funny the way that Japanese turn everything in their favor. The Nazi party wanted to get rid of everyone who was not like them, including Asian people. This guy seems to think it's some kind of wonderful experience to admire this film and promote it.

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"show “Triumph of the Will,” directed by Leni Riefenstahl, for the first time in Japan since 1942"

It was shown in 1942 to inspire japan's own "Triumph of the will" over other peoples.

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All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those toward whom it is directed will understand it... Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise. Adolf Hitler.

Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death.Adolf Hitler

The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies, but would be ashamed to tell big lies. Adolf Hitler

people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Joseph Paul Goebbels

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Realizing power in filming technique and analyzing position will not guarantee the elimination of mistakes. Adolf failed his final goal. I am sure that there is something to be learned by this particular film at that particular time. Speaking of time, I am questioning or perhaps "analyzing" the particular timing of re opening this can of film. Some unique similarities - prime time for conditioning??

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Has anyone here seen the film and judged for himself if this film is Nazi propaganda?

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I've watched it, and the film is indeed a great piece of propaganda and film work, and overall pretty impressive, and also gives some insight into possibly how so many German people then could have been swayed to participate in a madman's folly.

But I can only say that now about the film since so many years have passed since Hitler's deeds -- which this film was created to proselytize and spread, and because of my own lack of any personal connections to what happened then and those who got trampled in its wake.

Suzuki-san above can only say what he's saying with a similar unemotional disattachment, like if all he really cares about is having found another way to make money (which wouldn't surprise me at all here) and then tries to both weasel his way around the truth and sound profound in "explaining" his pseudo concern about history not being repeated.

I wonder if he'd say the same thing for any other propaganda film that glorifies a madman out to further the ideal of a master race? His justification above reminds me of the 2009 Japanese horror film "Grotesque" by Shiraishi that recently got banned from DVD in Britain. He'd probably again say something about how people should go see it and then "analyze their own positions". How empty.

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