Boys from Brazil

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Boys from Brazil

Post by Matt Horn » 22 Oct 2002 13:06

Has anyone seen Boys from Brazil it features children created by Hitler's DNA during I believe the last years of the war 1945 I think and they look like Hitler but with blue eyes, did the Fuhrer have blue eyes?
Anyway it is quite a good film starring Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier

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Post by Annelie » 22 Oct 2002 13:52

Yes, I have viewed this film.

I thought is was a comedy but behind comedy is an seriousness
which I couldn't help but think that this could be very pausible.

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Post by Phaethon » 22 Oct 2002 18:08

Yes, Hitler had pale blue eyes. occasional reports that he had brown eyes (more likely an assumption from his hair colour than an accurate observation) have lead to suggestions that his eye colour changed to blue -apparantly this is a sign of demonic possession :roll:

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Post by Annelie » 22 Oct 2002 20:27

Hitler's eyes:

I don't know if anyone believes in iridology?
A sign of disease may show up in the Irish as brown spots.
Since Hitler was not a well man it may well be that to some
his eyes did seem to change colour. Brown spots mixed with his blue eyes
it could certainly seem that his eye colour changed.

Just a thought.

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Post by U99 » 27 Dec 2002 14:13

Sorry to dig up old threads like this, but I got the Boys from Brazil DVD for Christmas off my parents, and I enjoyed it. I found it interesting how at the end the aging Nazi hunter found himself making a pact with Hitler's clone to save his own ass, despite the general looking down upon the Nazis who appealed that they were "just doing their job" or "if I didn't, I'd be killed and someone else would do it". Even a man who despised all Hitler stood for knowingly made a pact with the devil when his life was on the line. Also how the younger Jew (who was a friend of the guy that was killed near the beginning) was a defiant hater of Nazis and Nazi methods, yet was willing to go ahead and kill children due to political or ideological beliefs.

While not actually a WWII story, fictional, and has some implications it doesn't consider (such as the conditions in Weimar Germany or WWI's outcome couldn't be perfectly duplicated for the sake of Menegele's experiment like the death and personality of their parents were planned), it's enjoyable and explores a lot of issues to do with the Nazis and the attitudes towards them after the war.

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Post by Annelie » 27 Dec 2002 14:36

Topic of interest today in the news is the so called
"cloning" of an 30 year old women by the "raelians"

Anything that one can imagine can eventually become
reality but I would not hold credence with this fringe
group!

I sincerely hope that there is not enough "dna" available for a great
many past leaders for some group to try and clone.

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