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The Downfall Of the Hitler Downfall Parodies: You Tube Turns Him Off

THE Hitler parodies on you Tube are a hit. Our pick is the Sheffield United result. But, as Matt Buck writes, the films could soon be no more:

THE news that the owners of the extremely good film about Hitler – Downfall – have asked You Tube to remove the many parodies of it on its site is fascinating.

Fitting actor Bruno Ganz’s Hitlerian rage to a political or social issue has become a mainstay of digital culture and is a proper art phenomenon.

These parodies can be very funny depending on the technical skill of the individual and the time at which the joke is delivered. There’s a skillful example below by Chris Applegate about the recent leaking of the British National Party membership list (apologies to Godwin’s law).

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Posted: 8th, May 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)