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Vanity Fair’s Jim Windolf wants you to know that Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds is a work of fiction, and that Adolph Hitler was, in fact, not killed by a roving band of American Jews in some German movie theatre. He even interviews Theodore S. Hamerow, the author of Why We Watched: Europe, America, and the Holocaust (incidentally a book that is now on my reading list) to drive the point home.

Of course, Windolf disregards the fact that Hitler’s body was never found, because as we all know, they saved Hitler’s brain and put it in a black man in order to destroy Medicare for WW2 veterans some 60 years later, as a sort of final “fuck you” from Das Drittes Reich. Jokes aside, I find it unbearably distressing that Windolf deems it necessary to explain that Inglourious Basterds is make-believe rather than actual fact. Then again, I find it even more distressing that he may be right.
28.08.2009 • Permalink