Saturday, September 19, 2009

Saturday Night Cinema

Neitzsche and the Nazis
Date: 2006

This is possibly the most annoying documentary ever filmed. Actually, it is hardly a documentary, it is really a lecture on film with abrupt cuts, strange back grounds and expressive eyebrows.
Why am I recommending this for this weeks Saturday Night Cinema? Because the content is outstanding. The first hour or so is a detailed explanation of the principles of the Nazi party and their rise to power; completely fascinating and to be honest, chilling. I am not going to tell you what the parallels are, I am sure you can connect the dots your self.
The second part is an overview of Philospher Freidrich Neitzsche's whacked out view of humanity. Based on the very little I know of Neitzsche I think he was a nut. But that is beside the point.
The third part of the film is Professor Stephen Hicks ideas on how the Nazi's were influenced by Neitzsche.
I recommend this film for the first part and its application to current events, and the second if you want to broaden your knowledge of German philosophers.
Please be brave in watching think of it as a taped lecture and turn off the picture if you can't stand to watch the floating head or bouncing eybrows. If you do have the courage to keep the picture on try not to be driven mad by attempting to read the titles on the bookshelves, I couldn't make out a single one.

Find it on netflix and Netflix Instant!

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