'OFFENSIVE!!!'


At least, that is what most people would say if this movie were made today.

In Von Zipper's hangout, there are pictures of heinous historical figures. In one establishing shot, the camera zooms out of a portrait of Adolf Hitler (presumably one of Von Zipper's heroes).

I doubt whether that camera shot would ever be tolerated in this day and age.

But nobody said anything about it back in 1965...

"Don't call me 'honey', mac."
"Don't call me 'mac'... HONEY!"

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I don't see why it would cause any more of a stir now than it did then.

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People would probably think less of it now, since more time has passed.

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Not sure it's that offensive, then or now. Von Zipper's a bad guy, his hero is also a bad guy. Makes sense to me.

"Can it be that they are mad themselves who call me mad?"

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Although I wonder if a heel character in WWF wrestling could pull off a neo-Nazi persona. Has it even been tried?

There were Nazi symbols in the movie "Born Losers". Which was weird, because they were worn by a multi-racial gang. I think it was like someone today displaying a 666. It's not that they believe in the ideology behind the symbol. It's just a way of flipping the bird to polite society.

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Well, ... ever see The Blues Brothers?

Lots of Nazi bad guys.

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If they can get away with SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER in 'The Producers', then they can get away with this.

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