Leave Hitler alone!
Here is something I never thought I (or anyone else) would ever say…
[if you want to skip the words and just join the group]
So Constantine films decided to join the hall of fame of media dinosaurs who simply don’t get contemporary culture and brutally savage the wonderful showcase of recombinant culture that are the hundreds of Downfall spoofs that have been created since the film was launched.
Under anachronistic copyright low, they have now taken down quite a lot of these hilarious videos which are merely a brilliant commentary on contemporary life and became such a brilliant internet meme that made millions of people aware of Downfall some of whom are bound to have bought it. How can these people be so stupid?
Hell, even the Oliver Hirschbiegel, the film’s director said: “Many times the lines are so funny, I laugh out loud, and I’m laughing about the scene that I staged myself! You couldn’t get a better compliment as a director“.
While I’m not really the campaigny type of person, I created, with the help of Ben a facebook group to call Downfall filmmakers, Constantin Film group to abort their campaign to take down all user generated Downfall spoofs from youtube.
…and the reactions will come I hope… I just found this brilliant video which says it all:
So many cleverer people than myself have talked and written about remix culture but the most prominent figure is no doubt professor Laurence Lessig from Harvard Business School. If you haven’t read one of his books or watched him speak you really, really should.