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For my biker friends.

Lookin' at you, makovette. This cracked me up, especially the ending.

[Edit: Hqiz, I hate it when they disable embedding. Makes no sense at all.]



Disclaimer: For what it's worth, I don't think this kind of satire shows disrespect to the victims of the Nazi horror in the slightest. Hitler and his cronies have been reduced by the weight of history to despicable caricatures of themselves, which is only right. This is one of the best Downfall parodies I've seen.


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torakiyoshi
Jan. 2nd, 2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
In reference to your disclaimer; I don't have a problem with it as a show of disrespect to the victims of the holocaust. These scenes are about Hitler as commander in chief of the German Army, not as perpetrator of the Nazi genocide. The reason I find them distasteful is, for starters, they don't even try to cover up the German or replace it with the correct text, and second, this is one of the most powerful scenes in the movie because it demonstrates how desperately insane Hitler has become, and the depth of his failure as a leader, in contrast to the willfully blind obedience of some of his men and the impotence of those who chose not to be blind. Reducing it to parodies like this cheapen the historicity of the event.
ccdesan
Jan. 3rd, 2012 12:22 am (UTC)
And, it's satire. Which doesn't shoot for historical accuracy in the slightest. Those who watch it are at choice around whether they wish to inform themselves about the true historical facts and their multifarious interpretations.
torakiyoshi
Jan. 3rd, 2012 12:49 am (UTC)
Fair enough; but I still don't like them. *shrugs*
makovette
Jan. 3rd, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
I haven't a clue what the script is, which is why it's so darn punny :) If I spoke German, maybe it would be different, but I don't so this thing had me LOLing big time.

The line from the woman saying not to worry, they would find real bikers killed me :)

German to my ear is sound and cadence wise, the ultimate language for ranting. Even ordering lunch sounds bad ass in German. It just can't be beaten for Making A Point.

CYa!
Mako

marmoe
Jan. 3rd, 2012 08:50 am (UTC)
Be glad you can turn a deaf ear to the meaning. I see how it can be funny to people not speaking German, but I'm unable to switch of listening comprehension myself.

P.S.: In case you are interested, here's the video with no-nonsense subtitles: http://youtu.be/y2fl-sHUwrc
deckardcanine
Jan. 3rd, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
So just turn the sound off.
marmoe
Jan. 3rd, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
Silent movie is not the same.
deckardcanine
Jan. 3rd, 2012 06:36 pm (UTC)
I have two minor problems with DF parodies: They're overdone, and they often have Hitler voicing an opinion shared by the majority of viewers.

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