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Hitler Movies Banned
Hitler Kids favourite Videos Banned
Five years ago on the release of the German film Der Untergang (US and UK name The Downfall) the film was praised for its portrayal of Hitler's last days. The film, Downfall, has been tremendously successful, as it has grossed more than $100m at the box office.
Recently it has become more famous for a wave of Hitler rants Internet parodies of its dramatic scene, that of Hitler in his bunker losing his temper at losing the war. The parody makers have taken this clip, and added their own subtitles, synced as closely as possible to the audio.
The dramatic Hitler rant scene Internet hit, is a masterpiece of acting by the German actor Bruno Ganz.
The most viewed version is of Hitler getting banned from Xbox Live, and seen by 4,348,736 viewers before being taken off YouTube.
This is even educational. Reminding a modern generation of the evil tyrant in an easy digestible form of history lessons. Who would have thought, even ten years ago of: Hitler kids favourite?
Seeing someone as depraved as Hitler getting his knickers in a knot over something as trivial as the lack of a feature on an iPhone, is the essence of the humour that has made these parodies such successes on You Tube. That together with the stunning performance of Bruno Ganz.
Unfortunately, not everyone has a sense of humour it appears. Martin Moszkowicz, an executive at Constantin Film, the producers of Downfall, speaking about the parodies said, “We as a corporation have a bit of an ambivalent view of it. On the one hand we are proud the picture has such a huge fan base and that people are using it for parody. On the other hand we are trying to protect the artists.”
So Constantin Film has forced YouTube to remove these parodies with the following words on a black screen:
“This video contains content from Constantin Film, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.”
Yes, the media industry, big business, politicians and the establishment institutions are paranoid when something as trivial as a four-minute film clip is out of their control.
This is a bit ridiculous. The clips are at the most 4 minutes, which falls into “fair usage,” but more than that, they are an acknowledgement of the great acting skills and talent in this scene. The scene is brilliant. The popularity is a complement to the actors, especially Bruno Ganz.
Click Hitler rant parody movies for examples of Hitler rants while they are still online.