HANGMEN ALSO DIE!


Just saw Hangmen Also Die!, a 1943 film about the Czech underground that is one of Bertolt Brecht’s only screen credits for writing (Fritz Lang directed). It actually starts out with some interesting moral ideas and questions worth discussing, but then it turns into a wildly improbably melodrama. What it actually made me ask is how come comedies and farces, like To Be Or Not To Be or The Great Dictator or Life is Beautiful, seem to be more effective or last the longest in dealing with such nightmarish situations (it’s the same way with Dr. Strangelove, which is a better movie than Failsafe).

FIVE GREAT COMEDIES ABOUT NAZIS: Mein Fuhrer, I can walk


Another in my series of five greats in movies:  films in which Nazis are the butt of the jokes

the-famous-globe-scene-in-the-great-dictatorThe Great Dictator

 

 

 

 

 

 

producersspringtimeforhitlerThe Producers

 

 

 

 

ToBE6To Be Or Not To Be

 

 

 

 

 

life is beautifulLife is Beautiful

 

 

 

 

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