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Trailer Mash: Downfall Keeps on Giving

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 28, 2009 at 5:33AM

The scene where Hitler berates his officers in Downfall is the gift that keeps on giving. Here's the latest in a series of alternate subtitles to accompany Bruno Ganz's climactic tirade. The latest object of Hitler's wrath: the bad reaction to James Cameron's Avatar trailer:
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Thompson on Hollywood

The scene where Hitler berates his officers in Downfall is the gift that keeps on giving. Here's the latest in a series of alternate subtitles to accompany Bruno Ganz's climactic tirade. The latest object of Hitler's wrath: the bad reaction to James Cameron's Avatar trailer:

In August of 2008, Hitler was channeling the head of Universal Studios reacting to the news of what was destroyed in the Universal backlot fire. (ICM's are customer satisfaction checks that are done at Universal City Tours.) Take your pick on YouTube, Hitler runs the gamut of outrage.

[Photo montage courtesy The Playlist]

This article is related to: Directors, Video, James Cameron, Trailers


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.