Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The Triumph of Western Civilization, or: the Failure of Western Civilization 

Courtesy of Zemblan patriot F.D.: When last we checked, Russian cinema was dominated by the likes of Tarkovsky, Klimov, Chukrai, et al (and if you are tempted to surmise that we have not checked all that recently, we reluctantly concede the point). We are pleased to discover that, despite the national trauma of WWII, Russian auteurs have finally learned how to lighten up, Francis, as evidenced by the Britney Spears gags in the trailer for Hitler Kaput (immediately below):

We cannot say with any certainty what Mel Brooks might be feeling at this moment, but we're willing to bet that his emotions are even more . . . complex than our own.

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