February 7, 2017


Nazi-Punching Supercut Compiles 41 Minutes of Movie Magic

The Washington, D.C. face-punching of white supremacist Richard Spencer on the day of Donald Trump's inauguration ignited a wave of Nazi-bashing debate. We'll leave that morality thread for you to pick up or let lie, but today a video component is here. The New Inquiry, a nonprofit publication "for discussion that aspires to enrich cultural and public life by putting all available resources—both digital and material—toward the promotion and exploration of ideas," has shared "Fash Bash: Antifacist Violence Throughout Movie History." It clocks in at a very thorough 41 minutes.

Watch above to remember cinema's greatest moments of vengeance against Hitler's disciples, including clips from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, American History X, Inglourious Basterds and X-Men: First Class. It's even got stuff from Dead Snow, the wintry Nazi zombie flick.

On Feb. 4, The New Inquiry hosted the Fash Bash Bash, a Brooklyn event that touted a full 90 minutes of Nazi-smacking on film; punch was served.

While you're on this particular tip, you can also grab an antifascist tote, the proceeds of which go toward the entirely-reader-supported TNI as well as legal funds for people arrested while protesting.