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The anatomy of a Hitler Reacts Video

I’d like to discuss an internet phenomenon here. It’s quite old now, but the long time it survived makes it even more interesting to analyze.

The term “Hitler Reacts” refers to the subtitled videos of a particular scene form the movie “Downfall” on YouTube and other Video sites. The subtitles do not translate the spoken words, but rather fake a totally different meaning, assuming that the audience doesn’t speak german. In fact, since I actually speak german, It’s quite hard not to get distracted by the spoken words and focus on the subtitles. Continue reading The anatomy of a Hitler Reacts Video