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How do Germans feel?

  1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    When they watch movies such as 'Inglorious Basterds'?

    Just curious, it must piss you off after awhile.

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      C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I work with a first generation German-American. My take is embarassed. He doesn't like to talk about that point in history. It seems, at least from his perspective that there is a National guilt there.

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
        Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the insight, it must be like taking on a debt being born German, that you get reminded of occasionally when movies like this come out.  Can't feel good to always be the bad guys.

        Good movie though.

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          like being white in america? i mean.....hey..look somebody got banned...

          1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
            Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Maybe, I'm not a white American either so it's hard for me to say.  Us English did some pretty twisted shit, maybe that's what UW was referring to a film about.  But you don't get many big Hollywood movies about it to remind us all the time.

            Was just curious.

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    Hikikomoriposted 7 years ago

    It would be subjective.

    Most probably would not care much.

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not so sure.

  3. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    Firm, yet supple.

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      C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      when I saw you had posted here I had to come see....I wasn't disapointed!LMAO

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile

      (actually that was a pretty good movie)

    3. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I bet they use their senses, too, just like us, huh!

    4. Mrvoodoo profile image59
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol. big_smile

  4. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I don't believe I've ever felt a German.

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Me neither, at least not yet.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    How do you feel after watching Birth of a Nation?

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I've not seen it, any good?

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Damned proud and ready to vote for Palin.

  6. Sa Toya profile image86
    Sa Toyaposted 7 years ago

    Yes Goooood Film.

    I think there is a general guilt when it is brought especially with films...that generate large viewing audiences.

    But that's all in the past...the Germans I  know feel guilt but it was then and this is now and they believe Germans are better for it

    smile

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Makes sense, thanks for sharing.

  7. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    When I watch films about how Native Americans were treated by white Americans in the 1800s, it makes me feel ashamed to be almost all WASP. At least there's a smidge of Cheyenne blood running through my veins - not that that makes me feel any better about it.

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I guess we all have guilt, and history doesn't lie (often), but having just watched Inglorious Basterds again, I wondered how the kids in the Cinemas of Germany might feel watching it.  I wonder if it was a big success over there?

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        If they know anything about Quentin Tarantino films, it probably doesn't affect them much at all.  They are designed to shock and amuse, not to educate or represent historical events accurately.  Coinicidentally, I heard an interview of QT on NPR last night; he said this film was largely an homage to the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone from the 1960's and 70's.

  8. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    This film has a strange title.. it's officialy 'Inglourious Basterds' it's as if the writers didn't know how to spell!
    I'vw tried to download this film dubbed in Spanish, but after downloading it, the film won't play.What is it with the Spanish speaking community? Don't they know how to upload fims. or what?
    Obviously ths isn't a one off with spanish films, or I wouldn't comment.
    Anyway, I've read online that this film is brilliant. Not my choice or else I would've downloaded it in English first.
    Please dont ask what young Germans think of their history. These people have suffered enough, IMO

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'll ask what I like, and people may answer as they choose.  This question was not intended to dredge up history, or make others feel bad.

 
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