In fact, it looks like the National Socialist Party may have pioneered the technology that we know and sort-of like today.
Godwin’s Law states that, “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.” That is to say that any time people get in a heated discussion, eventually one of them will compare the views of the other to the Nazis.
This law has proven true on instance over instance, and has since carried over into all forms of communication, including TV news. Even in politics, our leaders can’t help but compare the views of those they oppose to the man generally agreed to be the worst person ever. Or at least the worst person in recent memory.
Discussions of 3D technology have been missing that special touch up until now. The argument, “Yeah, well ‘Avatar’ would have been Hitler’s favorite movie,” just doesn’t carry much weight. It seemed like Godwin’s Law was on the brink of being disproven.
As it turns out, this is no longer the case, thanks to Australian filmmaker Philippe Mora. He says that he’s discovered a pair of 3D movies made by the Nazis that predate the use of the technology outside Germany by years.
The first film is titled ‘So Real You Can Touch It’, and sounds more like a tech-demo than an actual movie. It features, for example, close-up shots of bratwurst being cooked. The second, which has a title that sounds equally dirty, is called ‘Six Girls Roll into Weekend’.
Mora found the movies while searching through the national archives for an upcoming documentary on Nazi propaganda films.
“The quality of the films is fantastic,” says Mora. “The Nazis were obsessed with recording everything and every single image was controlled.”
So now when you jump on a forum to argue about the 3D format, you can rest assured that someone, eventually, will bring up this little tidbit.