Steven Bach talks about Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl.
This exceptional work of historical investigation gives a new look at Leni Riefenstahl, known as Hitler's filmmaker- Book Passage
Steven Bach is the former senior vice-president and head of worldwide productions for United Artists studios. Bach's 1985 book Final Cut chronicles his involvement in the disastrous production of Heaven's Gate, a film widely considered one of the biggest Hollywood flops of all time.
Bach is the author of The Life and Legend of Marlene Dietrich and Dazzler: The Life and Times of Moss Hart. He currently teaches film studies at Columbia University and Bennington College.
His biography of the Nazi-associated filmmaker Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2007. The book overturns many of the claims Reifenstahl put forward in her self-defence regarding her contact with Hitler's regime.