05 Jul 2011, Posted by arghcentral in 5. Wednesday BL-"ARGH!", 86 Comments Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Wednesday BL- “ARGH!” – “Die Nibelungen”

Die Nibelungen

Germany, 1924

Directed by Fritz Lang

Is Die Nibelungen a fascist film? No.

“But isn’t it based on the Nibelungenlied, the German national epic?” Yes.

“Didn’t Hitler and Goebbles exalt the film?” Sure.

“Wasn’t Fritz Lang’s then wife and co-writer Thea von Harbou later a member of the NSDAP?” Yes.

“Did Lang and Harbou not dedicate the flm to the German people?” They did.

“So…fascist!” Not at all.

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