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Inglourious Basterds: To Kill a Nazi


Through subversion of the tropes of World War II media, Quentin Tarantino manages to test the public perception of Nazis as ethically justifiable cannon fodder. Where many games, movies, and shows paint Nazi soldiers as one dimensional villains in both their dialogue and their deaths, Inglourious Basterds is happy to show the vulnerable, passionate, human side of Nazis, before brutally killing them as if they were the cannon fodder they're often portrayed as. Seemingly, Tarantino wanted to test our hatred of Nazis as a response to their portrayal on most media that features them.

I don't mean to offend anyone with this video, and the things I say in it don't necessarily reflect my personal philosophy. Everything I mention here is simply my interpretation of what Inglourious Basterds is trying to say. It's okay to talk controversially about a controversial work.

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It's worth noting that my new GPU still hasn't come, but I was able to cobble together a video about a film without it. In order to avoid over saturating my channel with videos about films, I won't be making another video until I have my new card, and can resume making videos on games. I've been having a tough time with a seller on Mercari, so once my cancel request goes through, I'll be ordering it from Newegg and should be back in commission by the end of the week.

The music in this essay is from the Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater OST and the Inglourious Basterds OST

Since this video contains footage from Inglourious Basterds, it will almost definitely be copyright claimed by either Universal Pictures or The Weinstein Company. They have every right to choose to run advertisements on this video. I'd just like to note that I don't intend to run ads on any of my videos, and that I don't make any money from ads on copyright claimed content.

And no, the title isn't a play on "To Kill a Mockingbird". That's just an unfortunate coincidence I didn't notice until after the video was live.