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Thread #20451   Message #2838367
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
13-Feb-10 - 03:06 PM
Thread Name: The Lorelei vs. Tomorrow Belongs to Me
Subject: RE: The Lorelei vs. Tomorrow Belongs to Me
Probably the best scene from the film here.

The way this is presented is fascinating. The song begins as a spontaneous song by a boy in a beergarden crowd, and the tune and mood are full of naive beauty and hope. It is only when the camera pans down to his Hitler Youth uniform that our mood abruptly shifts. The context wholly altered, we are still drawn with the beergarden crowd by the allure of the youthful optimism in the song, despite ourselves. That one scene probably says as much about how Hitler was able to send an entire nation down a path of genocide and war and ultimate collapse than anything else I have ever seen.