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Hitler; The Rise of Evil (1 Viewer)

Tommy Ceez

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Besides being in glorious HD (the WWI scenes were beautiful, and the 5000 member rally at that circus thing)what a freaking performance by Robert Carlyle!

The direction really built up the tension to a point where you felt Hitlers speaches were like a steam valve releasing pressure. Alot of story I did not know, just one problem, there kinda passing over the economic and social conditions that made the climate ripe for the National Socialist party (hey, wasnt that the name the Baath party used too?). I would assume ther trying to save time (I would watch 6 hours if they needed it) and not give the perception that Hitler had some actual validity to his early message.

Anyway, if that wasnt Emmy material for Carlyle I dont know what is. Was anyone watching. Another beautiful looking movie by CBS (Luci Ball was nice too)

BTW, Why no 5.1?
 

Bryce Miner

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Yeah, I caught this too. Looked Good. I didn't watch the last 30 min. I did see in the description that this is a mini series? Is it continuing?
 

Qui-Gon John

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My problem is Tuesday night at 9 I need to record 24, Smallville and Part 2 of this. Only have 2 good VCR's. third one works but the sound is not very good when played back. I might record 24 and Part 2, then catch Smallville on Sunday. I wish this had been on a different network, like FX or TNN or TBS, they show these things over and over when they first air.
 

Ivan Lindenfeld

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John,

FX replays 24 later in the week, and WB replays Smallville on Sat or Sunday under the Easyview moniker. We watch 24 and record Smallville Sat eves at 8.
 

Qui-Gon John

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I like to record them both, then watch on my own time, sans commercials. Plus I get the added benefit of being able to replay a scene if I missed something, or pause if need be for bathroom or whatever.
 

Don Black

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I don't show FX as replaying the final hour in it's normal timeslot next week though. :frowning:
 

Jordan_E

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Oh, dang! I didn't even think of this one being in HD!! And I CAN'T miss 24 tomorrow! Oh well.
 

Trenton McNeil

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Well I'm certainly not going to download 24 off the newsgroups on Wednesday morning. Guess I'll have to buy a second TV so I can watch both in digital widescreen. (Granted 24 is not true HD, but the color palette is VERY much improved over satellite)
 

Jim Robbins

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I also found this show really interesting and will watch it end on tuesday. This film really looked good in HD.
Unfortunally, the show was in last place in the ratings. I guess know one cares about history anymore (too bad).
 

Brenton

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I taped this one because I was busy watching Malcolm in the Middle, and finally got to watch it today. Turns out my history teacher wants me to bring the tape in for the class to watch.

I thought it was pretty darn good, except I felt that the beginning seemed like it was heavily edited down, and that we were missing a lot. In the beginning, the characters were not introduced well, and you don't feel like you even really know who Hitler is until halfway through the story.

But the rest was terrific, and I can't wait for part two tomorrow.
 

Karl_Luph

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Robert Carlyle sure did his homework on this one. He must have spent some time viewing alot of the films of Hitler to get all those quirky little arm and hand movements down. Anybody else notice all the spit flying out of his mouth?
 

Norm

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I think Carlyle's performance is ok. I like Alec Guinness's performance of Hitler better in the movie Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973). That was a great performance. I'm sorry I missed Anthony Hopkins as Hitler in The Bunker (1981)(TV)years ago.
 

Trenton McNeil

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Well...its over.

This should have been a four part series....a few paragraphs do not suffice, nor give this story justice.

I was not happy with the VERY OBVIOUS parallels the directors took with the Nazi regime fighting 'Terrorism' and the current administration's actions in the USA. But I suppose that is a topic for another thread, on some other message board...

Great acting, great story, although I think there were many inside stories that didn't get the kind of exposition they needed due to the time restraints.
 

Ashley Seymour

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I guess it's too much to expect that they covered Hitler's sexual perversions and the part it played in his personality.
 

Tommy Ceez

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I was not happy with the VERY OBVIOUS parallels the directors took with the Nazi regime fighting 'Terrorism' and the current administration's actions in the USA. But I suppose that is a topic for another thread, on some other message board...
The producer actually drew the parallel when promoting the movie and I cringed when it was being portreyed. His whole argument falls apart, even if he tried to slant it, by the sheer scale of Nazi Germanys lunacy and the fact that it was obvious that Hitler ordered the fire. I think that the dramatazation actually disproved his point rather than proving it. After watching that could you seriously listen to anyone calling a current administration member 'a Nazi' or 'Hitler' (hey, David Clennon, you out there?)
 

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