Monday, March 8

Hitler and the iPad

7 comments:

Hans said...

Ok, now I'm convinced that the IPad is a piece of sh*t. That Hitler guy made me see the way.

Metamatician said...

=)

billybytedoc said...

Hans, you got it wrong, Hitler is a piece of sh*t, not the iPad.

Metamatician said...

Or WAS, anyway :)

Hans said...

I have a lot of Hitlers in my cat box!

Metamatician said...

LOL.

Metamatician said...

This footage has been used for many a joke but is actually from an excellent movie entitled Der Untergang (2004) ("The Downfall" in English), with the central role of Hitler portrayed of course by the great Bruno Ganz (Wings of Desire).

Rotten Tomato review here.

A strange film in which the "bad guys" are the protagonists, and one is never sure how to feel about each of them, except perhaps Hitler and a few of his soulless lackeys. But how many others involved were morally evil, or just doing their jobs in a patriotic war in which there was, in any case, nowhere really to go and being part of your homeland meant you were under tremendous pressure to conform.

The country still had to function, and human beings still made dinner, even in bunkers, and for the most part the men, women, and children of even the SS had to cope with daily life. This film does much do de-stereotype the Nazi straw man and paint a more realistic picture of the humanity, culpability, delusions, and struggle between morality and duty to authority, which in German culture ran very deep indeed in those days.

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