Be a Fonzie, Not a Potsie....Win an Oscar, Play a Nazi


We seem to be in the midst of a Hollywod blitzkrieg of Nazi movies. Let's count them, shall we?

(now playing)
"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"
"The Reader"

(coming soon)

Without having to debate these movies on moral grounds, it's easy to see Oscar considers downer movies high art. This year's theme? NAZIS, TOO, HAD YEARNING HEARTS. (Let's not quibble about that world-domination thing, though).

Comments (15)


Dr. Goebbels would be so proud of them.

What a marvelously exagerated caricature. It's remarkable how you've sewn all his features together. I'm drawn towards his teeth and into his cavernous nose.

And the title rhyme just tickles me, too. Insightful and enjoyable post, John. Thanks.


If only there was some way to capture the abyss between his ears.

Oh...& I won't be seeing the movie. The last movie I watched was on DVD--"Pursuit of Happyness." It was O.K., but in spite of his string of mega-hits, Will Smith has a ways to go before he's finished atoning for all of that "Fresh Prince" crap.

Left Coast Logic.

War movies need villians.
There are no villians trying to destroy America today, so we must make movies about Nazis.
Say, aren't Republicans Nazis ? ( Hollywood press snickers )

"Valkyrie" looks silly,
especially when the ad was on during "The Longest Day" on AMC today. Cruise sounds as out of place as Brooklynite Tony Curtis did in "Spah-ti-cus".
I guess today's audiences are too dumb to read sub-titles in English.

How about Will Smith as a Nazi Colonel in "Valkyrie"?

Would he be more or less believable than Cruise?


Cruise would have made a good Hitler, but he'd have had to firm up his wrists and put lifts in his shoes.

Here's my (rhetorical) question.

Why do douches like Cruise and Baldwin keep getting Hollywood's blessing of forgiveness when they are bigger tools sober than Mel Gibson was drunk?



Save yourself from this self-aggrandizing tedium masked as a Socialist passion play.

Take the money you would have blown on tickets & popcorn & pick up a copy of Escape from Freedom by Erich Fromm.

You'll come away with a better understanding into the "Sheeple" mentality that allowed Hitler & Stalin to rise to power in the first place...

...if you're a Lefty, prepare to have the foundations of your feeble dogma shaken.


the advertisement previews are clearly edited in a way to make Bush look like hitler.

It's true.


This is the anti bush link

"I serve my country, but I have betrayed my conscious, I must kill hitler."

I'm sorry, but I see this movie as an example of how the left FAILED to kill the hitler bush.

I might be extreme in my interpretation, but I don't think I'm far off in the ideology of the left who helped create this flick.

"we are in this self destructive mess because of the chimperor." I see it obvious, and if I'm extreme in seeing that, it's only because the coverage by the left has been THAT extreme! in their coverage.


It's amazing how liberals write screen plays, make movies, and interpret history. I managed to watch Charlie Wilson's War last night. I knew there was something fishy about a bunch of libs making a "pro-war" movie showing how the US helped defeat the Soviets in Afghanistan. Apparently, Charlie Wilson, who was actually known as the "Liberal from Lufkin", single handedly won the Afghani mujahideen resistance war against the Soviets; Reagan and his administration had nothing to do with it. What's more, Reagan and Bush 41 didn't follow up Charlie's victory by failing to provide the money to secure Afghanistan, thereby causing 911. I was dumbfounded. The sad truth is, this is actually how they remember (rewrite) history.


I never saw that movie, but that was the impression I got from the trailers.

"For 20 years, we've been trying to discredit Reagan; let's try stealing the credit for what many think is his biggest accomplishment & see if that works."

After W. is gone, they'll probably put out "Cynthia McKinney & Rosie O'Donnell Win the War on Islamofasism"--if Jesse Jackson doesn't negotiate the surrender of Bin Laden before then.

"Cynthia McKinney & Rosie O'Donnell Win the War on Islamofasism"
..together on the wi-i-de screen...

A VERY wide screen.


Funny stuff, T_J & WP.

If you play the audio of the movie backwards, the following can be heard masked in the dialog:

Tom Cruise's commander, to Tom Cruise: "Shut up, der zwerg! Pierheps eet eez time to deploy you from Schtalag 13 to ze Weistern Front."

Hogan's Heroes...Klink's commander was always on the verge of sending him to the Western front because he was such an idiot...Maybe it's a stretch, but I thought it was funny.

Bill Erdmann:

I thought Col. Klink was always threatening to send Sgt. Schultz to the EASTERN front. Anyway, instead of that midget, Cruise, I think a better choice for the Col. von Stauffenberg part would have been the actor who played that East German playwright in that film, "Das Leben Des Enderes" ("The Lives of Others"). Imagine that - a GENUINE German actor who played a part in a movie about ANOTHER repressive German regime (the "Workers' Democratic Republic of Germany").


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