Monday, May 01, 2023

Against Fascism

My life plan at this point is to look at less Nazi stuff, and pay less attention to fascist propaganda. With current events as they are, that will be a big ask, but the least I can do is avoid Nazi Germany for a little while. 
But because I'm making a movie about the actress in the notoriously anti-Semitic Jud Suess, I'm not out of the woods yet.

Today's big change in the movie is to remove the actual poster of Jud Suess which appears in the picture. It turns out, the poster is still under copyright... and will be forever? Mein Kampf is now under public domain but this poster is not and I don't understand Wikipedia's caveat about the underlying work. But it seems to be owned by the F W Murnau foundation and there may be some legal loopholes for copyrights in works which are Nazi propaganda. 

German Jud Suess poster 

"Fun" fact, the poster designer, Bruno Rehak, had quite a career designing German posters long after WWII.

German poster for "Bedazzled"

In any case, that original Jud Suess poster is under copyright. So I thought, why not make my own version to use in the movie?

Then I was like wait, I am making anti-Semitic art. Like, I'm actually creating a new poster for the most infamous anti-Semitic film of all time. 

But instead, we're not using the poster in the film at all. 

So yeah. The sooner I'm back to sci-fi noirs the better. 

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