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MrMojok
10-11-2007, 12:57 PM
This is a short clip from a 1980s made for TV miniseries based on Albert Speer's book.

This scene is when Speer is dragged off by his fellow college students to see Hitler speak somewhere, circa 1931. It was his first time to see Hitler.

I'm not posting this as a political statement or pro-Nazi statement or whatever. I just think this is a great moment, a fantastic, legendary actor giving a great performance. Maybe one of the best actor portrayals of Hitler ever.

Sometime last year we had a thread about movies about Hitler, and which actor gave the best performance. Somebody brought this up, and I seconded it, and it was so old and semi-obscure that most of the other forum members had never seen it.

Even though he is an Englishman speaking in an English accent, notice the inflection, the gestures. When he gets really wound up about halfway through the speech he has Hitler's "bark" down perfectly.

The clip is about 6 minutes long. Enjoy.

Derek Jacobi as Adolf Hitler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjh0Ukuzc3o)

Carl1871
10-11-2007, 01:09 PM
Excellent Performance.

Have you seen Downfall ? if not you will love it..oh and "Hitler The Rise of Evil" with Robert Carlisle as Hitler is also very good.

TheGozr
10-11-2007, 01:11 PM
Well here the best http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4nV7qTJlOI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJOuoyoMhj8&mode=related&search=

MrMojok
10-11-2007, 01:15 PM
Originally posted by Carl1871:
Excellent Performance.

Have you seen Downfall ? if not you will love it..oh and "Hitler The Rise of Evil" with Robert Carlisle as Hitler is also very good.

Yes, I recently saw "Downfall" and I thought it was fantastic.

I did also see Carlisle's performance, although it has been about 4-5 years so my memory is a bit fuzzy.

MrMojok
10-11-2007, 01:16 PM
I want to add that if this offends anyone, say so in the thread or PM me and I will delete this.

BerkshireHunt
10-11-2007, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by MrMojok:
This is a short clip from a 1980s made for TV miniseries based on Albert Speer's book.

This scene is when Speer is dragged off by his fellow college students to see Hitler speak somewhere, circa 1931. It was his first time to see Hitler.

I'm not posting this as a political statement or pro-Nazi statement or whatever. I just think this is a great moment, a fantastic, legendary actor giving a great performance. Maybe one of the best actor portrayals of Hitler ever.

Sometime last year we had a thread about movies about Hitler, and which actor gave the best performance. Somebody brought this up, and I seconded it, and it was so old and semi-obscure that most of the other forum members had never seen it.

Even though he is an Englishman speaking in an English accent, notice the inflection, the gestures. When he gets really wound up about halfway through the speech he has Hitler's "bark" down perfectly.

The clip is about 6 minutes long. Enjoy.

Derek Jacobi as Adolf Hitler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjh0Ukuzc3o)

Great performance - but then, I've always thought Adolf Hitler was the greatest Shakespearean actor the world never had. Imagine him performing King Lear!

Alec Guiness was also brilliant as AH in 'The Last Ten Days'.

waffen-79
10-11-2007, 01:40 PM
yes, Downfall (Untergang) was fantastic, kind of put things into perspective

But back on topic, I also loved DJ perfromance in Henry V and Gladiator

Waldo.Pepper
10-11-2007, 01:41 PM
I didn't think that 'ol Claudius had it in him. That was excellent.

ploughman
10-11-2007, 02:12 PM
Crikey, that was like, him, you know. To see those gestures married to spoken rather than dubbed English really helps to understand Hitler's method of, and ability to, communicate.

Thanks, never seen it before. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

MrMojok
10-11-2007, 02:19 PM
And his ability to work a crowd.

BOA_Allmenroder
10-11-2007, 02:26 PM
I remember the Jacobi speech from "I Claudius" when he assumes the power of the emporer:

"As for being half-witted, well, what can I say? Except that I have live to advanced middle age with half my wits while plenty have died before me with all theirs intact!

Apparently, quantity of wits is not as important as quality!!"

The German actor in "Downfall" was very very good as well.

And the comment above about Jacobis hand gestures is spot on.

It's not often we get to see a professional at work (Jacobi, not Ploughman...well, maybe PMan too!!!)

SUPERAEREO
10-11-2007, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by Carl1871:
Excellent Performance.

Have you seen Downfall ? if not you will love it..oh and "Hitler The Rise of Evil" with Robert Carlisle as Hitler is also very good.


Agree 100%: Robert Carlisle was fantastic, performance of a lifetime.

cawimmer430
10-11-2007, 02:56 PM
Originally posted by BOA_Allmenroder:

The German actor in "Downfall" was very very good as well.


Bruno Ganz is Swiss. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

ploughman
10-11-2007, 03:09 PM
To be honest, I'm fairly neutral viz his performance.



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MB_Avro_UK
10-11-2007, 03:18 PM
Hi all,

Downfall was superb. I felt as though I was there in Berlin.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

x6BL_Brando
10-11-2007, 03:19 PM
Sir Derek Jacobi is a consummate Shakespearean actor, therefore it's no surprise that he managed capture the mannerisms of a widely filmed person

These are just his film appearances - his theatrical career is even more illustrious/

# Othello (1965) Cassio
# Interlude (1968)
# Blue Blood (1973) Gregory
# The Day of the Jackal (1973)
# The Odessa File (1974)
# I, Claudius TV (1976) Claudius
# Philby, Burgess and MacLean - Spy Scandal of the Century TV (1977)
# The Medusa Touch (1978) Townley
# Richard II TV (1978) Richard II
# The Human Factor (1979) Arthur Davis
# Hamlet, Prince of Denmark TV (1980) Hamlet
# Charlotte (1981) Daberlohn
# The Secret of NIMH (1982) Nicodemus' voice
# Inside the Third Reich TV (1982) Adolf Hitler
# The Hunchback of Notre Dame TV (1982) Frollo
# Enigma (1983) Kurt Limmer
# Cyrano de Bergerac TV (1985) Cyrano de Bergerac
# Mr Pye TV (1986) Mr. Pye
# The Secret Garden TV (1987) Archibald Craven
# The Tenth Man TV (1988) The impostor
# Little Dorrit TV (1988) Arthur Clennam
# Henry V (1989) Chorus
# The Fool (1990) Mr. Frederick/Sir John
# Dead Again (1991) Franklyn Madson
# Cadfael TV (1994-1998) Brother Cadfael
# Looking for Richard (1996) Himself
# Hamlet (1996) Claudius
# Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998) Francis Bacon
# Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (1999) Father Leonor Fousnel
# Edvard Grieg - What Price Immortality? (1999)
# The Wyvern Mystery TV (2000) Squire Fairfield
# Up at the Villa (2000) Lucky Leadbetter
# Jason and the Argonauts TV (2000) Phineas
# Gladiator (2000) Gracchus
# The Body (2001) Father Lavelle
# Gosford Park (2001) Probert
# The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (2001) voice of Nijinsky
# Revelation (2001) Librarian
# Revengers Tragedy (2002) The Duke
# Two Men Went to War (2002) Major Merton
# Strings (2004) Nezo
# The Long Firm TV (2004) Lord Edward 'Teddy' Thursby
# Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage TV (2004) Colonel Protheroe
# Bye Bye Blackbird (2005) Lord Dempsey
# Nanny McPhee (2005) Mr. Wheen
# Underworld: Evolution (2006) Alexander Corvinus
# Doctor Who TV (2007) Professor Yana / The Master
# His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (2007) Unknown.
# The Riddle (2007) The Tramp / Charles Dickens
# In The Night Garden (2007) Narrator

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