Herbert Windt (1894-1965)

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Herbert Windt (1894-1965)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 20 Nov 2020 20:03

A photo and an early biography of one of the most important film (and especially propaganda film) composers of the Third Reich - Herbert Windt - who is particularly known for his cooperation with famous female film director Leni Riefenstahl (Windt composed music for her cult films "Triumph des Willens" and "Olympia", and also for "Der Sieg des Glaubens").

Note: his facial deformation, as can be concluded from the text, was a product of a heavy wounding at Verdun 1917.

Das Deutsche Führerlexikon 1934-1935 S-531 Windt.jpg
Source: Das Deutsche Führerlexikon 1934-1935, Verlagsanstalt Otto Stollberg GmbH, Berlin, 1934, p. 531
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Re: Herbert Windt (1894-1965)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 20 Nov 2020 20:09

A wartime article written by Windt himself, including another photo of him.

Filmwelt 1942-12-09 S-10-11.jpg
Source: Filmwelt, 09.12.1942, pp. 10-11
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Re: Herbert Windt (1894-1965)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 20 Nov 2020 20:12

Windt working with Leni Riefenstahl.

Windt & Riefenstahl.jpg
Source: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0934819/med ... 303678976/
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