A Black Day, Indeed.

by Little Miss Attila on April 21, 2010

Yesterday (Hitler’s birthday), Constantin Films asked You Tube to take down the parodies of the bunker scene from Downfall, due to “copyright violations.” Which makes no sense at all: I can’t be the only one who wants to see the original after having watched umpteen parodies of the film.

We need a new portrayal of the Fuhrer’s rant–done by people who have a sense of humor and can live with the parodies.

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Constantin Films celebrates Hitler's birthday by forcing YouTube to remove Hitler parodies from 'Downfall' — Cynthia Yockey, A Conservative Lesbian
April 21, 2010 at 6:08 am

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Cynthia Yockey, A Conservative Lesbian April 21, 2010 at 5:42 am

My thoughts EXACTLY!

Although, I WAS thinking my wedding cake post about you wasn’t nearly as funny as I originally thought — well, the instant I saw the photo, I thought, “That’s Attila’s wedding cake! — and I was going to take it down this morning, but now you’ve seen it. Dang.


Darrell April 21, 2010 at 9:53 am

If it was being used by Lefties to attack Conservatives, they’d have no problem with it.

Constantin Films has made “love letters” to the Red Army Faction (RAF) and the Baader Meinhoff Gang, so it’s pretty clear where their sympathies lie. As expected, new “fair use” examples of Hitler being upset at Constatin Films and You Tube were up on the Web within minutes. Gotta love the internet!


Gordon April 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I’m one of the few dozen people who saw Downfall before the parodies started showing up, and I watched it twice. It was brilliant. The parodies don’t hurt the film or the actors at all.


Dr. K April 22, 2010 at 4:56 am

The parodies drove me to see the movie. And I don’t take the time to watch the steaming piles of crap that pass for movies these days.


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